New Visions In Performance

Author: Gavin Carver
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135301859
Format: PDF
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New Visions in Performance features the work of twelve performers and academics who are concerned with the integration of digital technologies into theatrical performance.

Vision and Design

Author: Roger Fry
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465614532
Format: PDF, ePub
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WHEN we look at ancient works of art we habitually treat them not merely as objects of æsthetic enjoyment but also as successive deposits of the human imagination. It is indeed this view of works of art as crystallised history that accounts for much of the interest felt in ancient art by those who have but little æsthetic feeling and who find nothing to interest them in the work of their contemporaries where the historical motive is lacking and they are left face to face with bare æsthetic values.I once knew an old gentleman who had retired from his city office to a country house—a fussy, feeble little being who had cut no great figure in life. He had built himself a house which was preternaturally hideous; his taste was deplorable and his manners indifferent; but he had a dream, the dream of himself as an exquisite and refined intellectual dandy living in a society of elegant frivolity. To realise this dream he had spent large sums in buying up every scrap of eighteenth-century French furniture which he could lay hands on. These he stored in an immense upper floor in his house which was always locked except when he went up to indulge in his dream and to become for a time a courtier at Versailles doing homage to the du Barry, whose toilet-tables and what-nots were strewn pell-mell about the room without order or effect of any kind. Such is an extreme instance of the historical way of looking at works of art. For this old gentleman, as for how many an American millionaire, art was merely a help to an imagined dream life.To many people then it seems an easy thing to pass thus directly from the work of art to the life of the time which produced it. We all in fact weave an imagined Middle Ages around the parish church and an imagined Renaissance haunts us in the college courts of Oxford and Cambridge. We don’t, I fancy, stop to consider very closely how true the imagined life is: we are satisfied with the prospect of another sort of life which we might have lived, which we often think we might have preferred to our actual life. We don’t stop to consider much how far the pictured past corresponds to any reality, certainly not to consider what proportion of the whole reality of the past life gets itself embalmed in this way in works of art. Thus we picture our Middle Ages as almost entirely occupied with religion and war, our Renaissance as occupied in learning, and our eighteenth century as occupied in gallantry and wit. Whereas, as a matter of fact, all of these things were going on all the time while the art of each period has for some reason been mainly taken up with the expression of one or another activity. There is indeed a certain danger in accepting too naïvely the general atmosphere—the ethos, which the works of art of a period exhale. Thus when we look at the thirteenth-century sculpture of Chartres or Beauvais we feel at once the expression of a peculiar gracious piety, a smiling and gay devoutness which we are tempted to take for the prevailing mood of the time—and which we perhaps associate with the revelation of just such a type of character in S. Francis of Assisi.

The Art Book

Author: Editors of Phaidon Press
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714844879
Format: PDF, Docs
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Depicts five hundred paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the present, each by a different artist, in alphabetical order by artist, with a brief description of the work and its place in art history and in the artist's career.

Design in America

Author: Robert Judson Clark
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 0810908018
Format: PDF, Docs
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Documents the influence of the institution on twentieth-century American design, including furniture, architecture, interior design, and other arts and crafts

Ancient Judaism

Author: Michael E. Stone
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802866360
Format: PDF
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Ancient Judaism questions a broad range of basic assumptions made by students of Second Temple Judaism and calls for a radical rethinking of approaches to Jewish history studies. Michael Stone challenges theologically conditioned histories of ancient Judaism devised by later orthodoxies, whether Jewish or Christian, and he stresses the importance of understanding religious experience as a major factor in the composition of ancient religious documents. Addressing the Dead Sea Scrolls and apocalyptic literature as well as recent theories, Stone emphasizes the stunning complexity of both the raw data and the resulting picture of Judaism in antiquity.

Visual Teams

Author: David Sibbet
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118158598
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Graphic tools and visual solutions for team building and development Visual Teams uses visual tools and methods to help teams—both face-to-face and virtual—reach high performance in today's work environment. As teams become more and more global and distributed, visualization provides an important channel of communication—one that opens up the group's mind to improving work systems and processes by understanding relationships, interconnections, and big picture contexts. Visual Teams shares best practices and uses visualization as a power tool for process improvement by providing teams with a common language for high performance. The book: Explores how any kind of team can draw on the principles and practices of creative design teams in the software, architectural, engineering, and information design professions Introduces the Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance™ Model and related tools—a system used throughout companies such as Nike, Genentech, Becton Dickinson, Chevron, and others Visual Teams presents a comprehensive framework, best practices, and unique visual tools for becoming an innovative, high-performance team.

Mobility First

Author: Sam Staley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742558797
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Mobility First considers domestic transportation through the intersection of four crucial and timely elements: global, economic, and cultural competitiveness; urban development and trends; demographics; and transportation engineering and design. The book proposes solutions that will mitigate the troubling consequences of congestion, spiraling road costs, bad roads, and political inertia.

The New Vision

Author: László Moholy-Nagy
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486138410
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book, a valuable introduction to the Bauhaus movement, is generously illustrated with examples of students' experiments and typical contemporary achievements. The text also contains an autobiographical sketch.

New Wave Vision

Author: Hayden Cox
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1925310612
Format: PDF, ePub
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'At only 33, Hayden Cox is one of the surf industry's most successful and innovative businessmen. He revolutionised design by creating the Hypto Krypto, an initially weird-looking surfboard that has become the biggest selling model in world surfing history' -- The Australian 'Hayden is like a hip quantum physicist. He buzzes with numbers, degrees, fibre weaves and parabolas' -- Surfing Magazine 'A young Australian inventor who has reshaped surfboard technology for the better' -- GQ Magazine This book is about creating something -- no matter your passion, age or industry. Behind every innovative product there is a creator, a vision and a story. New Wave Vision centres around Hayden Cox's story -- a young person in business who started his brand Haydenshapes at age 15, challenged an industry and, through passion, grit and enterprise, created a global bestselling surfboard brand known for innovative design and collaborations with the world's best. This book is experience driven and shares the realities, the lessons, the highs and the lows. It is not an overnight success story nor is it a how-to. It's a candid first-hand take on nearly two decades of building from ground up, innovation, surviving through challenges and backing yourself -- with insights and real experiences shared by some of the most influential names in the business world, from the co-founder of Google Maps to skater Tony Hawk, the founder Oakley, Aesop, and others.

Fabricate

Author: Fabio Gramazio
Publisher: E T H Honggerberg Zurich
ISBN: 9783856763312
Format: PDF, ePub
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Following the inaugural FABRICATE Conference 2011 in London, the most important forum for international discussion on digital fabrication in architecture has resumed by Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler at ETH Zurich. In contrast to the projects presented in 2011 at the Bartlett School of Architecture, which were balanced between practice and research, the questions about design and materialisation in architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, material and software design currently seem to be driven more by research institutions and young start-up entrepreneurs than by architectural practice. While digital fabrication technologies are becoming common practice in architecture for prototyping as well as in the realisation of buildings, contemporary research does not just investigate their further development, but presents ways to integrate them already in an early design phase – to definitely overcome the still prevalent separation of design and making.