Seeing and Beyond

Essays on Eighteenth- to Twenty-first Century Art in Honor of Kermit S. Champa

Author: Deborah J. Johnson,David Ogawa,Kermit Swiler Champa

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820470849

Category: Art

Page: 490

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Art historians will be the main audience for this group of essays dedicated to the celebrated Professor Champa (d.2004, art history, Brown U., Providence, RI). The topics of the essays reflect Champa's own areas of work; Impressionist painting, 19th-century historiography, and the relationship of music to works of art. Individual topics include the

Writing and Seeing

Essays on Word and Image

Author: Rui Manuel G. de Carvalho Homem,Maria de Fátima Lambert

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042016981

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

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The essays in this volume are informed by a variety of theoretical assumptions and of critical methodologies, but they all share an interest in the intersections of word and image in a variety of media. This unifying rationale secures the present collection's central position in the current critical context, defined as it predominantly is by ways of reading that are based on a relational nexus. The intertextual, the intermedial, the intersemiotic are indeed foregrounded and combined in these essays, conceptually as much as in the critical practices favoured by the various contributions.Studies of literature in its relation to pictorial genres enjoy a relative prominence in the volume – but the range of media and of approaches considered is broad enough to include photography, film, video, television, comic strips, animated film, public art, material culture.The backgrounds of contributors are likewise diverse – culturally, academically, linguistically.The volume combines contributions by prominent scholars and critics with essays by younger scholars, from a variety of backgrounds. The resulting plurality of perspective is indeed a source of new insights into the relations between writing and seeing, and it contributes to making this collection an exciting new contribution to word and image studies.

Dwelling, Seeing, and Designing

Toward a Phenomenological Ecology

Author: David Seamon

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438419295

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Contributors include architects, philosophers, landscape architects, and geographers, who focus on the question of how people might see and understand the natural and built environments in a deeper, more perceptive way. What is a sense of place and how can it be supported by architecture, policy, and education? Why are places important to people, and can designers and policy-makers create better places? Is there a way to see and understand what might help to make buildings, landscapes, and places that are beautiful, alive, and humane? What role do the geographical and architectural environments play in human life?

Computers, Cognition, and Writing Instruction

Author: Marjorie Montague

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438413459

Category: Education

Page: 205

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Marjorie Montague provides both the philosophical and theoretical background for research in computer-assisted composition, as well as a comprehensive review and synthesis of the efficacy research in this area. She focuses on effective writing instruction for elementary, secondary, and special needs students, and she proposes a model in which the teacher and the computer are viewed as compatible instructional agents within a microcomputer learning environment.

Écart and Différance

Author: Martin C. Dillon

Publisher: Humanities Press International

ISBN: 9780391039902

Category: Déconstruction

Page: 282

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Merleau-Ponty and Derrida articulate two overlapping but divergent ways of thinking about differentiation, ecart and differance. This volume represents the viewpoints of fifteen leading North American scholars working in the fields of Continental philosophy, phenomenology, and postmodernism. In essays written expressly for this volume, these scholars address the matrix of thought underlying contemporary responses to postmodernism at large and deconstructionism in particular: identity and difference, community and alterity, self and other, metaphysics and its closure, language and its beyond, signification and referentiality.