This book offers access to the aesthetics of neoclassical Europe from a new perspective: landscape painting and interior decoration.
Author: Anna Ottani Cavina
Publisher: Columbia University Press
This book offers access to the aesthetics of neoclassical Europe from a new perspective: landscape painting and interior decoration. The source documents, together with the nexus of relationships they helped to establish, reveal a world shaken by a series of epochal changes. This study of paintings, drawings, and documents touches on such themes as the rediscovery of the ancient world, aristocratic homes in the neoclassical period, and the birth of the rationalist landscape. While the most important artists are French, the chosen vantage point is Rome, because of the impact of antiquity on aesthetic perceptions toward the end of the century. The book insightfully analyzes the last years of the eighteenth century through the visual representation of that world, a world that has been handed down to us through the response of contemporary artists to momentous changes.
The geometry of attention inscribed in the art illuminates your visual experience
of everyday life just as 433 amplifies the auditory one. Dance, opera, film, most
any performance does both. All this is what Cage's redefinition of silence as ...
Author: Joan Retallack
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Annotation The interrelated essays in this book explore the coming together of ethics and poetics in literatures that engage with their contemporary moments to become wagers on the future of meaning. The central concern of The Poethical Wager is the relation of poetics to agency in a chaotic world.
34 Silence is multiplicitous in form. Rather like the many kinds of “rigid bodies” in
Euclid's geometry. There is the silence of that which is not encoded – not
available to chemical units' sensoriums. There is the silence of the myriad details
Author: Ars Cogitanda
Publisher: gnOme books
Ars Cogitanda. footnote to silence. ISBN-13: 978-0692352311. ISBN-10: 0692352317. gnOme. 2014. 62 pp. Cast as the footnotes to an invisible text, the beings identified as the “assembled footnoters” roil their way through the text chastising, exhorting, praising, fulminating, and otherwise reacting to that which cannot be perceived. Characters such as Gertrude, the sinoburius fossil and Stanley the long-dead Australopithecine anchor narrative components of the text, as limited as they may be. Silence, which erupts in various guises, variously represents the body, inarticulate spaces between letters, the unwanted, the unknowable. Drawing upon an large body of scientific work ranging from inter-kingdom bacterial signalling to the neurology of empathy, the manuscript explores what it means to think of ourselves as things in the world of posthuman systems theory. Referencing the powers and weaknesses of language and its more fundamental cousin somatic communication, the manuscript de-articulates standard conceptual frameworks that found themselves on passive notions of the material universe. Opening on a critique of “thing theory,” the text boils a stew of Western magical and philosophical thinking using the evidence and tropes of science as both pot and fire. “The senses delicately collide in AR S’s work. The poet builds images with the precision touch of an author of haiku, choosing words as if they were toothpicks placed in an elaborate sculpture, yet allowing each image to expand beyond the constraints of the haiku form. Like all successful poetry, S’s work offers readers a glimpse into the poet’s perspective, a step into a synesthetic world.” – Ken Hunt (editor, Filling Station) “In footnote to Silence, AR S luminously provides us with insight into the workings of the inner universe. While we all listen to the dramatic narrative of our lives, it is the footnotes, the asides, the glossed over insignificant events that hold reality together. By twisting our perspective to listen to the silence rather than the noise (with Silence as “the ephemeral text as an object”), we can inquire more deeply into the thoughts and experiences that compose us. In language sometimes lyrical, sometimes playful, sometimes coldly scientific, but always inventive, S leads us down the byways of the mind where limbic floods of perception await.” – John C. Goodman, author of Naked Beauty (Blue & Yellow Dog Press) “This is a strange, wonderful book. The footnotes are alternately bewildering, deeply funny and strangely lyrical. They will persuade you, baffle you and send you off to cross-reference. They will remove the top of your head again and again.” – Jennifer Zilm, author of The Whole and Broken Yellows: Van Gogh Poems and Others (Frog Hollow Press) “I was struck by the humour in the pages I read.” – E.W. of V “Here at theNewerYork, one of our main guidelines for a piece of writing is that it be experimental without being obtuse. While creating an entire manuscript made up of footnotes is certainly experimental, the results, unfortunately, feel inaccessible for the most part. For this to be a more successful experiment (at least as far as we define success in such things), there would be more of a clear throughline, something more for the reader to latch onto that would compel them to continue reading. While there are snippets of intrigue to be found, such as in the discussion of the occult and tarot cards, as well as short passages with a more narrative style, like the one with Gertrude, the more compelling parts of the manuscript just do not outweigh what otherwise seems to be a very academic, dry paper in style and substance. The work doesn’t necessarily need clearer characters or more of a story, but it would benefit from more connections between ideas or more opportunities for emotional connection. It’s also possible that a strong editorial hand could cut this down to the most interesting footnotes and ideas, thus keeping the reader compelled throughout. At this length, however, the footnotes become wearisome. We won’t be accepting this manuscript. Thank you for your time and your submission.” – Daniel Bullard-Bates, theNewerYork Press “What are you? A talking dog?” – S.G. of V.
Perhaps the most worrying question is where the complex geometries square
with the astronomical alignments. In only one of Thom's enormous number of
surveys was there the slightest correspondence — at Castlerigg in Cumbria. In
the vast ...
... bewildering evidence of this fact.6 From this would follow that architectural
meaning cannot simply arise from a so-called objectoriented ontology and be
dependent on formal geometries imposed from the top down, whether invented a
Author: Mark Dorrian
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The Place of Silence explores the poetics and politics of silence in architecture. Bringing together contributions by internationally recognized scholars in architecture and the humanities, it explores the diverse practices, affects, politics and cultural meanings of silence, silent places and silent buildings in historical and contemporary contexts. What counts as silence in specific situations is highly relative, and the term itself carries complex and varied significations which make it a revealing field of study. Chapters explore a range of themes, from the apparent 'loss of silence' in the contemporary urban world; through designed silent spaces; to the forced silences of oppression, catastrophe, or technological breakdown. The book unfolds a rich and complementary array of perspectives which address – through the lens of architecture and place – questions of sound, atmosphere, and attunement, together building a volume which will form the key scholarly resource on architecture and silence.
There is no neutral ground in reference to form, on which the principles of geometry may be simply ignored, or their silence secured, if they be violated.
Neither are these two geometries, one, for instance, for the heavens, and another
for the ...
There is no neutral ground in reference to form , on which the principles of geometry may be simply ignored , or their silence secured , if they be violated .
Neither are these two geometries , one , for instance , for the heavens , and
another for ...
For its central topology , by venturing to consider the inusual projective geometry
, except for the concept is neither ... one twists about all over like hissing
snakesparticularly in the develop could proceed from one location the silence of
The wise guys were silent , Itay . I had no trouble at all , ” she replied , taking a sip
of the beef noodle soup . " Besides , I know how to deal with wise guys in the
classroom now . " A sneeze punctuated her words . “ You ' d better rub some
... the stage darkens , and the music fades into silence as the curtain falls .
EDWARD J. DENT . Science . CC How , then , can these abstract exercises throw
any light on the real world ? The answer is obvious . Any particular geometry may
Poems Patricia Terry. patterns of coherence , for them , no doubt , to a purpose ,
for us a recognition that soars through the blood : incalculable geometries inform
our random flights . Hawk a I waited for him like a hunter . 17.
Author: Patricia Terry
Combining gem-like precision with vivid suggestion, these poems explore the mysterious human participation in the deep life of nature. From orchids to pine trees, from ants to deerhounds, and from private gardens to Antarctica, these richly imaginative poems explore the intangible bond humans have with their environments, instilling a deep sense of the larger life that breathes in everyone—whether in flowers, animals, or the indefinable.
The orchestra returns to the themes of the prologue , the stage darkens , and the
music fades into silence as the curtain falls . EDWARD J. DENT . Science line , GEOMETRY AND OUR UNIVERSE . At first sight it would appear that geometry ...
Several of the practical geometries touch on astronomical matters ; some of them
contain extensive treatments of astronomy . All of the practical ... and thirteenth
centuries . ' 3 Despite the silence of the regulations of the universities in this ...
... and the music fades into silence as the curtain falls . EDWARD J. DENT .
Science How , then , can these abstract exercises throw any light on the real
world ? The answer is obvious . Any particular geometry may be applied to the
real world ...
Stille Eksistenser : Silence , Language and Landscape in Grønfeldt , Greig and
Warner C . Claire Thomson Geometries of language and silence The late makar
Norman MacCaig asks , in a poem called ' Centre of Centres ' , “ How many ...
Author: Bjarne Thorup Thomsen
Category: Literary Criticism
These 16 essays trace ways to tell the stories of connection, boundaries, and localities in the literatures of the island, borderlands, and landscapes of the North and Baltic Seas.
Leiviskä ' s buildings are seemingly suspended between the minimalist geometry
of early modernism and a spiritual armature that absorbs its rectilinear monotony
. It is as though Leiviskä first sketches a minimalist framework , taken from de ...
Author: Malcolm Quantrill
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Playwright Bertold Brecht once observed that "the Finns are silent in two languages". The intent of this collection of essays is to explore why the Finns are resistant to discourse, speculating these impenetrable boundaries may have resulted from the architectural culture of modern Finland. Architects, students, and general readers alike will find this book thought-provoking and informative. 52 photos. 25 line drawings.
It is now time to bring to a close a summary that has already lasted too long , and
yet there is a large number of interesting investigations which I have been
compelled to pass over in silence . I should have liked to have told you of Geometries ...