Materiality

Author: Petra Lange-Berndt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780854882373

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 239

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This anthology focuses on the moments when materials become wilful actors and agents within artistic processes, entangling their audience in a web of connections. It investigates the role of materiality in art that attempts to expand notions of time, space, process or participation.
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The Materiality of Text

Placement, perception, and presence of inscribed texts in classical antiquity

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004379436

Category: History

Page: 436

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This volume explores the significance of the physical materials and contexts of inscribed texts in Greek and Roman antiquity and their performative roles in ancient society from an anthropological and historical perspective (7th century B.C.E. to 4th century C.E.).
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The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art

Author: Martha Buskirk

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262524421

Category: Art

Page: 307

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A professor of art history explores the last four decades of art history, raising important questions about authorship and materials, beginning in the era of "anything is art" and continuing through post-modern expressions of pastiche art that combine materials from many sources. (Fine Arts)
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Media, Materiality and Memory

Grounding the Groove

Author: Elodie A. Roy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317098749

Category: Music

Page: 234

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Media, Materiality and Memory: Grounding the Groove examines the entwinement of material music objects, technology and memory in relation to a range of independent record labels, including Sarah Records, Ghost Box and Finders Keepers. Moving from Edison’s phonograph to digital music files, from record collections to online archives, Roy argues that materiality plays a crucial role in constructing and understanding the territory of recorded sound. How do musical objects ‘write’ cultural narratives? How can we unearth and reactivate past histories by looking at yesterday’s media formats? What is the nature, and fate, of the physical archive in an increasingly dematerialized world? In what ways do physical and digital musical objects coexist and intersect? With its innovative theoretical approach, the book explores the implications of materialization in the fashioning of a musical world and its cultural transmission. A substantial contribution to the field of music and material culture studies, Media, Materiality and Memory also provides a nuanced and timely reflection on nostalgia and forgetting in the digital age.
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The Materiality of Love

Essays on Affection and Cultural Practice

Author: Anna Malinowska,Michael Gratzke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351856707

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Drawing on love studies and research in material cultures, this book seeks to re-examine love through materiality studies, especially their recent incarnations, new materialism and object-oriented philosophy, to spark a debate on the relationship between love, objects and forms of materializing affection. It focuses on love as a material form and traces connections between feelings and materiality, especially in relation to the changing notion of the material as marked by digital culture, as well as the developments in understanding the nature of non-human affect. It provides insight into how materiality, in its broadest sense, impacts the understanding of the meanings and practices of love today and reversely, how love contributes to the production and transformation of the material world.
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Conceptualism and Materiality

Matters of Art and Politics

Author: Christian Berger

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004404643

Category: Art

Page: 346

View: 1997

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Conceptualism and Materiality. Matters of Art and Politics underscores the significance of materials and materiality within Conceptual art and conceptualism more broadly. It challenges the notion of conceptualism as an idea-centered, anti-materialist enterprise, and highlights the political implications thereof.
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Buddhist materiality

a cultural history of objects in Japanese Buddhism

Author: Fabio Rambelli

Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 394

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This innovative book shows that throughout its history, contrary to received assumptions, Buddhism developed a sophisticated philosophy of materiality--one that allowed human beings to give shape and expression to their deepest religious and spiritual ideas.
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Malvina Hoffman's Races of Mankind and the Materiality of Race in Early Twentieth-century Sculpture and Photography

Author: Linda Kim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bronze sculpture, American

Page: 848

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"Malvina Hoffman's Races of Mankind and the Materiality of Race in Early Twentieth-Century Sculpture and Photography" is a monographic study of a racial exhibit created in the 1930s for the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History. The exhibit, the Races of Mankind , was comprised of 104 figurative sculptures made by a single sculptor, Malvina Hoffman. The dissertation focuses on Hoffman's attempts to reconcile the demands of anthropology and racial science with the constraints of her artistic training and medium. Sculpture, the dissertation argues, was both the most ideal and most tendentious vehicle for the Field Museum's representation of race. Hoffman's training as a sculptor and her sensibility to form and embodiment offered a distinct and compelling mode with which to encode and embed race in real bodies. Yet Hoffman's sculptures co-existed with photographs, plaster casts, and mannequins, in the museum and had to differentiate themselves from these other objects while incorporating their tactile and visual effects into the representation of race. The dissertation studies the problem of sculpture in the natural history museum from a diverse range of media, disciplines, and histories, with special reliance on recent theoretical and methodological advances in museum studies, histories of anthropology, and postcolonial and critical race studies, in order to produce an expanded account of sculpture and American art.
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Mobilités culturelles - Cultural Mobilities

Author: Pascal Gin,Walter Moser

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 2760319830

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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La mobilité – la capacité à se déplacer ou à être déplacé – est un élément si omniprésent dans la vie moderne qu’elle est tenue pour acquise, presque imperceptible en raison de sa constante présence. Dans Mobilités culturelles – Cultural Mobilities, des chercheurs du Canada et du Brésil, écrivant en anglais et en français, s’interrogent sur l’impact et l’influence qu’a la mobilité sur les dynamiques culturelles au sein de leurs deux pays et entre eux. Explorant le mouvement – des gens, des idées et des créations culturelles – et les processus qui affectent ce mouvement, ils apportent de nouvelles perspectives sur la manière dont la mobilité structure les conditions culturelles contemporaines. Intrinsèquement interdisciplinaire, le volume s’appuie sur des contributions provenant entre autres des domaines de la géographie urbaine, des arts visuels, du cinéma, de la littérature, de la danse et du journalisme, soulignant la mobilité comme un domaine important de la recherche universitaire. Aussi intrinsèquement interculturel, il utilise une approche comparative Sud–Nord qui révèle les points communs et les différences entre les contextes canadien et brésilien. Mobilités culturelles – Cultural Mobilities propose une méthode pour l’étude de la mobilité en tant que force culturelle dans la société contemporaine. Mobility – the ability to move or be moved – is such a ubiquitous element of modern life that it is taken for granted, almost unnoticeable because of its constant presence. In Mobilités culturelles – Cultural Mobilities, scholars from Canada and Brazil, writing in both English and French, consider the impact and influence of mobility on cultural dynamics within and between their countries. Exploring movement – of people, ideas and cultural creations – and the processes that affect this movement, they provide new insights into how mobility shapes contemporary cultural conditions. Intrinsically interdisciplinary, the volume includes contributions from the fields of urban geography, visual arts, film, literature, dance and journalism, among others, highlighting mobility as an important area of scholarly enquiry. Also intrinsically intercultural, it employs a South–North comparative approach that reveals the intersections and differences between the Canadian and Brazilian contexts. Mobilités culturelles – Cultural Mobilities charts a path for the study of mobility as a cultural force in contemporary society.
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