In Materially Crafted, Victoria Hudgins, creator of the popular design blog A Subtle Revelry, uncovers the best and least intimidating ways to work with the most popular crafting materials—from spray paint and concrete to thread, wax, and ...
Author: Victoria Hudgins
“Perfect for anyone embracing their crafty side for the first time (or those who just want to keep developing their design chops)” (HGTV). Design enthusiasts are bombarded with beautiful inspiration at every turn, but many lack the foundation necessary to recreate their dream projects. In Materially Crafted, Victoria Hudgins, creator of the popular design blog A Subtle Revelry, uncovers the best and least intimidating ways to work with the most popular crafting materials—from spray paint and concrete to thread, wax, and paper—and presents more than thirty easy projects to get everyone started. Peppered with Hudgins’s tips for “merrymaking the everyday" (using simple DIY ideas to live life more joyfully) plus inspirational photos of projects created by other prominent bloggers, Materially Crafted is an indispensable guide for a new generation of design enthusiasts looking to DIY their own distinctive style. “Her book focuses on materials and great ways (including 30 main projects) to transform them into something special.” —Design*Sponge
... an emphasis that also characterized the memorials that anatomists established
for those whose bodies they dissected. Words were materially crafted for
purposes of anatomical display and for remembering the dead. Just as shifting
forms of ...
Author: Elizabeth Hallam
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Anatomy museums around the world showcase preserved corpses in service of education and medical advancement, but they are little-known and have been largely hidden from the public eye. Elizabeth Hallam here investigates the anatomy museum and how it reveals the fascination and fears that surround the dead body in Western societies. Hallam explores the history of these museums and how they operate in the current cultural environment. Their regulated access increasingly clashes with evolving public mores toward the exposed body, as demonstrated by the international popularity of the Body Worlds exhibition. The book examines such related topics as artistic works that employ the images of dead bodies and the larger ongoing debate over the disposal of corpses. Issues such as aesthetics and science, organ and body donations, and the dead body in Western religion and ritual are also discussed here in fascinating depth. The Anatomy Museum unearths a strange and compelling cultural history that investigates the ideas of preservation, human rituals of death, and the spaces that our bodies occupy in this life and beyond.
And if the material base of theater culture changed very little between the 1570s
and 1640s, then acting companies ... Last Judgment scenes would have made—
were materially crafted to make—a profound and longlasting impression on their
Author: Kurt A. Schreyer
Publisher: Cornell University Press
In Shakespeare’s Medieval Craft, Kurt A. Schreyer explores the relationship between Shakespeare’s plays and a tradition of late medieval English biblical drama known as mystery plays. Scholars of English theater have long debated Shakespeare’s connection to the mystery play tradition, but Schreyer provides new perspective on the subject by focusing on the Chester Banns, a sixteenth-century proclamation announcing the annual performance of that city’s cycle of mystery plays. Through close study of the Banns, Schreyer demonstrates the central importance of medieval stage objects—as vital and direct agents and not merely as precursors—to the Shakespearean stage. As Schreyer shows, the Chester Banns serve as a paradigm for how Shakespeare’s theater might have reflected on and incorporated the mystery play tradition, yet distinguished itself from it. For instance, he demonstrates that certain material features of Shakespeare’s stage—including the ass’s head of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the theatrical space of Purgatory in Hamlet, and the knocking at the gate in the Porter scene of Macbeth—were in fact remnants of the earlier mysteries transformed to meet the exigencies of the commercial London playhouses. Schreyer argues that the ongoing agency of supposedly superseded theatrical objects and practices reveal how the mystery plays shaped dramatic production long after their demise. At the same time, these medieval traditions help to reposition Shakespeare as more than a writer of plays; he was a play-wright, a dramatic artisan who forged new theatrical works by fitting poetry to the material remnants of an older dramatic tradition.
In the broad context of modern art as source , one can see Helm ' s inversion of
material uses and appearances as relating ... Helm admires the work of these
artists , yet he separates himself by the emphasis he invests on the materially
Author: Robert Helm
Publisher: Blaffer Art Museum
A commemorative volume prepared in conjunction with an exhibition orgainzed by Marti Mayo for the Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, and a subsequent tour.
The paper on which the printing is to be done is a necessary part of our subject :
of this it may be said that though there is some good paper made now , it is never
used except for very expensive books , although it would not materially increase
Author: Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society
A comprehensive collection of essays by members of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society in London. Essays include topics on the decorative arts such as furniture, stained glass, textiles, wallpaper and metalwork, as well as design techniques and color theory.
Against the dominant assumption that the world is a single universal reality that can only be known by modern expert science, this book argues that worlds are worlded—they are socially and materially crafted in multiple forms in everyday ...
Author: Keiichi Omura
The World Multiple, as a collection, is an ambitious ethnographic experiment in understanding how the world is experienced and generated in multiple ways through people’s everyday practices. Against the dominant assumption that the world is a single universal reality that can only be known by modern expert science, this book argues that worlds are worlded—they are socially and materially crafted in multiple forms in everyday practices involving humans, landscapes, animals, plants, fungi, rocks, and other beings. These practices do not converge to a singular knowledge of the world, but generate a world multiple—a world that is more than one integrated whole, yet less than many fragmented parts. The book brings together authors from Europe, Japan, and North America, in conversation with ethnographic material from Africa, the Americas, and Asia, in order to explore the possibilities of the world multiple to reveal new ways to intervene in the legacies of colonialism, imperialism, and capitalism that inflict damage on humans and nonhumans. The contributors show how the world is formed through interactions among techno-scientific, vernacular, local, and indigenous practices, and examine the new forms of politics that emerge out of them. Engaged with recent anthropological discussions of ontologies, the Anthropocene, and multi-species ethnography, the book addresses the multidimensional realities of people’s lives and the quotidian politics they entail.
Making sense of such alliances demands an attention to the materially
heterogeneous politics crafted through these solidarities. Social movement
theory, including work on environmental politics, and much work on the
geographies of ...
Author: David Featherstone
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Utilizing research on networked struggles in both the 18th-century Atlantic world and our modern day, Resistance, Space and Political Identities: The Making of Counter-Global Networks challenges existing understandings of the relations between space, politics, and resistance to develop an innovative account of networked forms of resistance and political activity. Explores counter-global struggles in both the past and present—including both the 18th-century Atlantic world and contemporary forms of resistance Examines the productive geographies of contestation Foregrounds the solidarities and geographies of connection between different place-based struggles and argues that such solidarities are essential to produce more plural forms of globalization
It would matter because the Navajo rug , as a craftwork , is first and foremost a
material body . There is a dialectic in the crafts that involves the body of the work .
To matter is not to ' mean ' in the communicative sense , but to make material ...
Author: Sue Rowley
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
What is the relationship between art, craft and design? Where does craft sit in the museum? This innovative interdisciplinary collection explores cultural perceptions of craft and their impact on contemporary practice.
... provide for the house constitute the most materially - informed aspects of the
house ' s relationship with affines as other people . However , both
ethnographical and archaeological data abundantly evidence that a wide variety
of crafted items ...
Author: Elizabeth DeMarrais
Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological
What is the relationship between mind and ideas on the one hand, and the material things of the world on the other? In recent years, researchers have rejected the old debate about the primacy of the mind or material, and have sought to establish more nuanced understandings of the ways humans interact with their material worlds. In this volume alternative approaches are presented, deriving from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives. Contributors debate the significance of key thresholds in the human past, including sedentism, domestication, and the emergence of social inequality and their impact on changing patterns of human cognition, symbolic expression, and technological innovation. In its global coverage and its broad theoretical scope, this landmark volume offers an innovative and comprehensive assessment of current thinking and future directions.
... to mortgage tradition , to drain away the material content of buildings and with it
the expensive demands of craft and ... of the sort we admire in Europe and even
in North and Central America — a materially crafted architecture nourished by ...
Author: Magali Sarfatti Larson
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
28 projects by the award-winning San Diego-based architect.