Wagner's Visions studies crucial influences on Wagner's dramatic style during ... 113, 116, 124, 125, 136, 150 Bayreuth, 25–26, 184, 186, 204, 205 Beethoven, Ludwig van, 5, 6, 67 Befreiungskriege (Wars of Liberation), 9, 28, 115, 116, ...
Author: Katherine R. Syer
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Examines the impact of contemporary ideas about the psyche and neglected yet crucial artistic influences on the psychological dimension of Wagner's operas, especially Die Feen, Der fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, and the Ring.
Fundamentally, all of spiritual science ultimately aims to understand human beings in their essence, in their tasks and endeavours – in their necessary endeavours in the course of development.’ – Rudolf Steiner. In the midst of the division and destruction of the Great War, Rudolf Steiner speaks of the spiritual unification of all human beings. Rather than preaching a traditional morality, however, he states esoteric facts as he perceives them, based on spiritual-scientific research. These observations relate to the powerful universal impulse of Christ – a healing spiritual force that works through the various nations and races, irrespective of creed or colour – as a source of potential unity. Rudolf Steiner describes this impulse as the central core of human evolution. It allows for a conscious and newly-acquired connection between all human beings, in the context of the continuing diversification and fragmentation of the human race. The central motif in these lectures relates to the appearance of Christ on earth – knowledge of his historical incarnation, as well as Christ’s manifestation in the present and future periods of human development. Rudolf Steiner creates an arc from the pre-Christian mysteries through Gnosticism and the older studies of the early Church Fathers, to Scholasticism and neo-Scholasticism. After ancient faculties of clairvoyance had began to fade, he explains, human beings could no longer see beyond the world of outer appearances, and direct perceptions of Christ were therefore no longer possible. And so the question arose as to how limitations on human knowledge could be overcome – a question which remains pertinent in our time. Steiner asserts that only a transformation of thinking, enabling a living and conscious inner conceptual life, can allow for a true understanding of the relationship between the earthly Jesus and the cosmic Christ. Such living thinking leads in turn to direct experience. Other topics in this volume include the birth date of the ‘two Jesus children’; the wisdom of Gnostic teachings; the provenance of the Cross; the mysteries of the Christmas festival; insights into ancient Christmas plays, and reflections on individual consciousness of karma in the future.
The six volume set of LNCS 12622-12627 constitutes the proceedings of the 15th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, ACCV 2020, held in Kyoto, Japan, in November/ December 2020.* The total of 254 contributions was carefully reviewed and selected from 768 submissions during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers focus on the following topics: Part I: 3D computer vision; segmentation and grouping Part II: low-level vision, image processing; motion and tracking Part III: recognition and detection; optimization, statistical methods, and learning; robot vision Part IV: deep learning for computer vision, generative models for computer vision Part V: face, pose, action, and gesture; video analysis and event recognition; biomedical image analysis Part VI: applications of computer vision; vision for X; datasets and performance analysis *The conference was held virtually.
How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create Movement Will Mancini ... 46–47 Vision artifacts, 79–82 Vision casting, 175, 185–188 Vision Deck tool, 160–161 Vision Frame: components of, 113–114, 115; definition of, 115; ...
Author: Will Mancini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Written by church consultant Will Mancini expert on a new kind of visioning process to help churches develop a stunningly unique model of ministry that leads to redemptive movement. He guides churches away from an internal focus to emphasize participation in their community and surrounding culture. In this important book, Mancini offers an approach for rethinking what it means to lead with clarity as a visionary. Mancini explains that each church has a culture that reflects its particular values, thoughts, attitudes, and actions and shows how church leaders can unlock their church's individual DNA and unleash their congregation's one-of-a-kind potential.
This overview of modern visual culture explores the relationship between technology, society and identity which underpins contemporary media culture'. While tracing historical shifts as they have developed through, or intersected with, different camera technologies, the book is not so much about the camera's field of vision: it is concerned with processes of modernization and the dramatic changes - perceptual, experiential, epistemological - which characterize modernity. Using the camera and its technologies as symbols of realism', Scott McQuire interweaves: the history of visual culture from Lumiere to virtual reality by way of photography, cinema and television; the broad social and political transformations of the last 150 years; the ambivalent relationship between image' and reality'; and the changing relationships of time and space, particularly related to colonialism, globalization, the modern city and cyberspace available in every home.
... 3 vision as observational discipline, 3 biology and, 1 experimental discipline of, 3, 115 individual differences ... 77, 78 voluntary movement of the pupil, 95 voluntary squinting, 11 W Wagner's Handwörterbuch, 36, 38 wakefulness, ...
Author: Nicholas J. Wade
Publisher: Psychology Press
The life of Jan Evangelista Purkinje (1787-1869) has fascinated students from many disciplines. Histologists marvel at his early descriptions of cells; physiologists admire his attempts to relate structure to function; pharmacologists view in awe his heroic experiments on self-administered drugs; forensic scientists acknowledge his role in the use of fingerprints for identification; and Czech patriots salute his awakening of pride in their nation. Yet all these achievements followed his initial enquiries into vision. It is this psychological dimension that fostered this collaboration. As the title suggests, the present volume is bifocal. In the narrow sense it refers to Purkinje's studies of vision, but in its broader view it concerns Purkinje's anticipation of neuroscience. Purkinje provided evidence to support both its cellular and its conceptual base. At the cellular level his acute vision is immortalized within our bodies. At the conceptual level, he sought to relate subjective phenomena to their objective underpinnings--to link psychology to physiology. Vision provides a bond that unites psychology and physiology, and it is this bond that was strengthened by Purkinje's enquiries. The authors have tried to provide a context in which Purkinje's descriptions of visual phenomena can be placed. In some cases this exposes clear precursors of research for which Purkinje has been credited. In others, there was nothing to suggest the phenomena that he exposed. The book translates Purkinje's initial masterpiece on subjective vision and places it in the context of emerging views of neuroscience.
... 48; promise of peace 53–4; Redeemer's compassion 97, 115; Redeemer's self-sacrifice ix, 14–16, 19, 34, 37, 55, 68, 88, ... as one condition 141 and suffering of the other 6 see also sacrifice Wagner's vision of its meaning 6, 37, ...
Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: Penguin UK
A superbly insightful and moving exploration of Wagner's last opera, by one of Britain's leading intellectuals Wagner's last music-drama tells the story of Parsifal, the 'pure fool, knowing through compassion', who has been called to rescue the Kingdom of the Grail from the sins that have polluted it. The Grail is a symbol of purity in a world of lust and power, but although Parsifal is the culmination of Wagner's life-long obsession with the religious frame of mind, the redemption sought by his characters is far from the Christian archetype. For Wagner, redemption occurs inthis life, when compassion prevails over enslavement, and purity replaces spiritual pollution. His music here ties together suffering and contrition, sin and forgiveness, downfall and redemption in an inextricable knot, healing the fractures and uniting the warring elements in human life in a way that is clear, convincing and uncanny. More than any other of his works, Parsifal expresses in music a depth of feeling for which we do not have words. This short but penetrating book, by a writer who was uniquely both a leading philosopher and musicologist, shows us how Wagner achieves this profound work, explaining the story, its musical ideas, and their coming together into a sublime whole which gives us the musical equivalent of forgiveness and closure. There are few writers who can so enhance our understanding of one of the greatest works in western music.
It leads to Amfortas's vision abbreviated; Parsifal's recollection of course overturns everything” (CT 2:108). A major revision here concerned the tonality to be employed at the beginning of this gripping moment of recapitulation, ...
Author: William Kinderman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
William Kinderman's detailed study of Parsifal, described by the composer as his "last card," explores the evolution of the text and music of this inexhaustible yet highly controversial music drama across Wagner's entire career. This book offers a reassessment of the ideological and political history of Parsifal, shedding new light on the connection of Wagner's legacy to the rise of National Socialism in Germany. The compositional genesis is traced through many unfamiliar manuscript sources, revealing unsuspected models and veiled connections to Wagner's earlier works. Fresh analytic perspectives are revealed, casting the dramatic meaning of Parsifal in a new light. Much debated aspects of the work, such as Kundry's death at the conclusion, are discussed in the context of its stage history. Path-breaking as well is Kinderman's analysis of the religious and ideological context of Parsifal. During the half-century after the composer's death, the Wagner family and the so-called Bayreuth circle sought to exploit Wagner's work for political purposes, thereby promoting racial nationalism and anti-Semitism. Hitherto unnoticed connections between Hitler and Wagner's legacy at Bayreuth are explored here, while differences between the composer's politics as an 1849 revolutionary and the later response of his family to National Socialism are weighed in a nuanced account. Kinderman combines new historical research, sensitive aesthetic criticism, and probing philosophical reflection in this most intensive examination of Wagner's culminating music drama.
... Imagenet large scale visual recognition challenge, International Journal of Computer Vision 115 (3) (2015) 211–252. ...  Jörg Wagner, Volker Fischer, Michael Herman, Sven Behnke, Multispectral pedestrian detection using deep ...
Author: Michael Yang
Publisher: Academic Press
Multimodal Scene Understanding: Algorithms, Applications and Deep Learning presents recent advances in multi-modal computing, with a focus on computer vision and photogrammetry. It provides the latest algorithms and applications that involve combining multiple sources of information and describes the role and approaches of multi-sensory data and multi-modal deep learning. The book is ideal for researchers from the fields of computer vision, remote sensing, robotics, and photogrammetry, thus helping foster interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration between these realms. Researchers collecting and analyzing multi-sensory data collections – for example, KITTI benchmark (stereo+laser) - from different platforms, such as autonomous vehicles, surveillance cameras, UAVs, planes and satellites will find this book to be very useful. Contains state-of-the-art developments on multi-modal computing Shines a focus on algorithms and applications Presents novel deep learning topics on multi-sensor fusion and multi-modal deep learning
of Cosima Wagner's Tannhäuser production (1891), 47, 155; of gong uses, 117, 152–53; of Lepage's Ring production ... 1926), 153–54 ballet pantomime, 31, 46 Balò, Maurizio, 46fig Banks, Sir Joseph, 115, 139 Baroque opera: curtain, ...
Author: Gundula Kreuzer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
In this innovative book, Gundula Kreuzer argues for the foundational role of technologies in the conception, production, and study of nineteenth-century opera. She shows how composers increasingly incorporated novel audiovisual effects in their works and how the uses and meanings of the required apparatuses changed through the twentieth century, sometimes still resonating in stagings, performance art, and popular culture today. Focusing on devices (which she dubs “Wagnerian technologies”) intended to amalgamate opera’s various media while veiling their mechanics, Kreuzer offers a practical counternarrative to Wagner’s idealist theories of total illusionism. At the same time, Curtain, Gong, Steam’s multifaceted exploration of the three titular technologies repositions Wagner as catalyst more than inventor in the history of operatic production. With its broad chronological and geographical scope, this book deepens our understanding of the material and mechanical conditions of historical operatic practice as well as of individual works, both well known and obscure.
... 6, 618—19; inequality of states of, 7; Wagner's vision of republican, 9—10; operatic productions in (1848-9), 46; ... 489 Gruss aus Sachsen an die Wiener, 8 Guide to the Performing 0/ Tannhiiuser, 307, 317—18 Hagenbuch, Franz, 115, ...
Author: Ernest Newman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Ernest Newman's four-volume Life of Wagner, originally published between 1933 and 1947, remains a classic work of biography. The culmination of forty years' research on the composer and his works (Newman's first Study of Wagner was first published in 1899), these books present a detailed portrait of perhaps the most influential, the most controversial and the most frequently reviled composer in the whole history of western music. Newman was aware that no biography can ever claim to be complete or completely accurate: 'The biographer can at no stage hope to have reached the final truth. All he can do is to make sure that whatever statement he may make, whatever conclusion he may come to, shall be based on the whole of the evidence available at the time of writing.' In this aim he triumphantly succeeds. Volume 2 covers the years 1848 to 1860.
... Donald, 122n17, 216, 216n4 W Wagner, C. Peter, 20n40 Wagner, Holly, 190n4 Wagner, Thomas, 5, 6, 26n47, 58n29, 86, ... 7 Word of Faith, see Neo-pentecostalism World Vision, 115, 127 Worship space, 18, 27, 38, 39n9, 40, 82 club, 39, ...
Author: Miranda Klaver
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Big churches
This book highlights the expansion of the influential Pentecostal Hillsong Church global megachurch network from Australia across global cities. Drawing on ethnographic research in Amsterdam and New York City, Klaver shows that global cities harbor nodes in transnational religious networks. By taking a lived religion approach, media is analysed as an integral part of everyday practices of interaction, expression and consumption of religion. Key question are raised regarding how processes of mediatization shape, alter and challenge this thriving cosmopolitan expression of Pentecostalism. Current debates in the study of religion are also addressed: religious belonging and community in global cities; the interrelation between media technology, religious practices and beliefs; religion, media and social engagement in global cities; media and emerging modes of religious leadership and authority. Pressing societal issues such as institutional responses to sexual abuse of children, views on gender roles, misogyny and mediated constructions of femininity are discussed. The book will be of interest to students and researchers of anthropology of religion, religious studies, sociology of religion, particularly religion and globalisation, religion and media and urban religion. Miranda Klaver is Professor, Anthropology of Religion at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
... 24,25,29 threshold 23,25 Tsukune H. 124 Turin G.L. 10 unbounded parameter space 115 Van Ween T.M. 61,120 viewer-object correspondence 9 Wagner G. 2 Wallace 56,124126 Weschler H. 115 Xu L. 126,127,131,171 Yuen 15,119,124 Zahn C.T. 15.
Author: V.F. Leavers
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Shape detection techniques are an important aspect of computer vision and are used to transform raw image data into the symbolic representations needed for object recognition and location. However, the availability and application of research data relating to shape detection has traditionally been limited by a lack of computational and mathematical skill on the part of the intended end-user. As a result progress in areas such as the automation of visual inspection techniques, where shape detection couls play a pivotal role, has been relatively slow. In this volume, Violet Leavers, an established author and researcher in the field, examines the Hough Transform, a technique which is particularly relevant to industrial applications. By making computational recipes and advice available to the non-specialist, the book aims to popularize the technique, and to provide a bridge between low level computer vision tasks and specialist applications. In addition, Shape Detection in Computer Vision Using the Hough Transform assesses practical and theoretical issues which were previously only available in scientific literature in a way which is easily accessible to the non-specialist user. Shape Detection in Computer Vision Using the Hough Transform fills an obvious gap in the existing market. It is an important textbook which will provide postgraduate students with a thorough grounding in the field, and will also be of interest to junior research staff and program designers.
Brain Res 67: 115–132 Voe de RG, Ripps H; Vaughan HG Jr (1968) Cortical responses to stimulation of the human fovea. Vision Res 8:135-147 Vos JJ, Walraven PL (1971) On the derivation of the foveal receptor primaries, Vision Res ...
Author: E. Zrenner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
"To explain all nature is too difficult a task for anyone man or even for anyone age. Tis much better to do a little with certainty, and leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things ... " Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) This book describes and discusses some new aspects of col or vision in primates which have emerged from a series of experiments conducted over the past 8 years both on single ganglion cells in monkey retina and on the visually evoked cortical potential in man: corresponding psychophysical mechanisms of human perception will be considered as well. An attempt will be made to better understand the basic mechanisms of color vision using a more comprehensive approach which takes into account new mechanisms found in single cells and relates them to those found valid for the entire visual system. The processing of color signals was followed up from the retina to the visual cortex and to the percepq.tal centers, as far as the available techniques permitted.
In other words, as a present individualized communist, the genius prefigures the future communalized individuality – a vision related to Wagner's prognosis that, ... romanticism«)115 and hence will not have to ruinate specialization.
Author: Galili Shahar
Publisher: Wallstein Verlag
Wie entsteht historische Repräsentation und was passiert, wenn diese selber historisch wird? Das Tel Aviver Jahrbuch 2018 beschäftigt sich mit Fragen der Darstellung von Geschichte und analysiert die Bedingungen und Funktionen von Sinnen, Stimmen und Bildern, die eine Repräsentation erst erzeugen. Die Beiträge widmen sich der Repräsentation in der neueren deutschen Geschichte, von Herder und Kant über Richard Wagner, Walter Benjamin bis hin zu Gerhard Richter sowie dem zeitgenössischen deutschen Film. Untersucht werden zu diesem Zweck historische Dokumente, philosophische Schriften, Dramen und darstellende Kunst. So entsteht ein multiperspektivischer Blick auf den Zusammenhang von Geschichte und Darstellung.
... 44, 137 visio Dei, 3 as goal of journey, 6 as God's own vision, 11 as writing, 11 vision and simultaneity, 244, ... 39 as whole action, 115 as written, 75 divine, x, 142, 216 eternal in time, 217 Incarnate, xii, 5, 32, ...
Author: William Franke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
A bold study that reveals Dante's medieval vision of Scripture as theophany through pioneering use of contemporary theory and phenomenology.
... 111; Tanner on, 217-218; traditional staging at Met, 106; as Wagner's vision of history, 108 Robert Shaw Chorale, ... on Wagner's antisemitism, 169, 170 - 174 Rosen, Charles: on Chopin, 202-203; The Classical Style, 115, 128-129; ...
Author: Edward Said
Publisher: A&C Black
Music at the Limits brings together three decades of Edward W. Said's essays on music. Addressing the work of a wide variety of composers and performers, Said analyses music's social and political contexts, and provides rich and often surprising assessments. He reflects on the censorship of Wagner in Israel; the relationship between music and feminism; and the works of Beethoven, Bruckner, Rossini, Schumann, Stravinsky and others. Always eloquent and often surprising, Music at the Limits reinforces Said's reputation as one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century.
Author: Alexander H. ShapiroPublish On: 2019-10-16
Most significant, the artist's own personal “view of the world” had no place there.115 Moreover, what Wagner also ... In his Beethoven essay, Wagner praised the composer for accomplishing a similar vision of sublime transcendence in his ...
Author: Alexander H. Shapiro
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In this book on Richard Wagner’s compelling but enigmatic masterpiece Götterdämmerung, the final opera of his monumental Ring tetralogy, Alexander H. Shapiro advances an ambitious new interpretation which uncovers intriguing new facets to the work’s profound insights into the human condition. By taking a fresh look at the philosophical and historical influences on Wagner, and critically reevaluating the composer’s intellectual worldview as revealed in his own prose works, letters, and diary entries, the book challenges a number of conventional views that continue to impede a clear understanding of this work’s meaning. The book argues that Götterdämmerung, and hence the Ring as a whole, achieves coherence when interpreted in terms of contemporary nineteenth-century theories of progress, and, in particular, G.W.F. Hegel’s philosophies of mind and history. A central target of the book is the article of faith that has come to dominate Wagner scholarship over the years – that Wagner’s encounter in 1854 with Arthur Schopenhauer’s philosophy conclusively altered the final message of the Ring from one of historical optimism to existential pessimism. The author contends that Schopenhauer’s uncompromising denigration of the will and denial of the possibility for human progress find no place in the written text of the Ring or in a plausible reading of the final musical setting. In its place, the author discovers in the famous Immolation Scene a celebration of mankind’s inexhaustible capacity for self-improvement and progress. The author makes the further compelling case that this message of progress is communicated not through Siegfried, the traditional male hero of the drama, but through Brünnhilde, the warrior goddess who becomes a mortal woman. In her role as a battle-tested world-historical prophet she is the true revolutionary change agent of Wagner’s opera who has the strength and vision to comprehend and thereby shape human history. This highly lucid and accessible study is aimed not only at scholars and researchers in the fields of opera studies, music and philosophy, and music history, but also Wagner enthusiasts, and readers and students interested in the history and philosophy of the nineteenth century.
Moral Frameworks in Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung Anthony Winterbourne ... Herman , 125n.7 messianism , 112 , 116-18 , 120 and Golden Age , 115 as restorative and utopian , 116 and tikkun , 115-16 Michaelson , Gordon , 62 , 126n.25 ...
Author: Anthony Winterbourne
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
"As well as offering new insights into the way in which Wagner's intellectual debts are reflected in the ethical superstructure of the Ring, the author suggests a provocative connection between the intervention of Siegfried into the action, and a neglected corner of late nineteenth-century post-Kantian romantic-messianic thought."--BOOK JACKET.