Materially Crafted

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 ...

Materially Crafted

Author: Victoria Hudgins

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1613123973

Page: 176

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“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

Shakespeare s Medieval Craft

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
 ...

Shakespeare s Medieval Craft

Author: Kurt A. Schreyer

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455103

Page: 280

View: 751

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.

Ornamental Aesthetics

It depends on the opposition of “daily life” to “the eternal,” and of “handicraft” and
“the material world” to an implicit world of ... In this case, the use of ornamentation
as a materially grounded craft is opposed more to capitalist alienation than to ...

Ornamental Aesthetics

Author: Associate Professor of English Theo Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190467517

Page: 264

View: 469

Ornamental Aesthetics offers a theory of ornamentation as a manner of marking out objects for notice, attention, praise, and a means of exploring qualities of mental engagement other than interpretation and representation. Although Thoreau, Dickinson, and Whitman were hostile to the overdecorated rooms and poems of nineteenth-century culture, their writings are full of references to chandeliers, butterflies, diamonds, and banners which indicate their primary investment in ornamentation as a form of attending. Theo Davis argues that this essential quality of ornamentation has been obscured by the enduring emphasis of literary studies on the structure of representation, and on how meaning is embodied in material form. Thoreau, Dickinson, and Whitman's sense of ornamentation as a manner of attending is grounded in an understanding of poetry as an adornment to the world, and thus as a way of relating to what is present rather than of representing it. Ornamental Aesthetics investigates the aesthetic practices of Thoreau, Dickinson, and Whitman through readings of the writings of Martin Heidegger, which also presents the human mind as an agitated, responsive, and ornamental presence. Drawing together work in poetics, rhetoric, philosophy, and nineteenth-century American literature, Ornamental Aesthetics ultimately argues that the kinds of immediate experience of attending which concerns ornamentation should retain a central place in the study of literature and the humanities more broadly.

Rob Wellington Quigley

... 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 ...

Rob Wellington Quigley

Author: Magali Sarfatti Larson

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN:

Page: 219

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28 projects by the award-winning San Diego-based architect.

Robert Helm 1981 1993

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
crafted ...

Robert Helm  1981 1993

Author: Robert Helm

Publisher: Blaffer Art Museum

ISBN:

Page: 128

View: 222

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 World Multiple

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 ...

The World Multiple

Author: Keiichi Omura

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429852584

Page: 260

View: 285

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.

Resistance Space and Political Identities

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 ...

Resistance  Space and Political Identities

Author: David Featherstone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144439939X

Page: 240

View: 295

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

Following Tradition

... living and social art ” ( Beckwith 1931b , 66 ) . In 1929 , her book Black
Roadways made the point by culminating in a last chapter entitled “ Folk Art . ”
The art of the people she observed was not so much materially crafted as
expressed in the ...

Following Tradition

Author: Simon Bronner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 599

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Following Tradition is an expansive examination of the history of tradition—"one of the most common as well as most contested terms in English language usage"—in Americans' thinking and discourse about culture. Tradition in use becomes problematic because of "its multiple meanings and its conceptual softness." As a term and a concept, it has been important in the development of all scholarly fields that study American culture. Folklore, history, American studies, anthropology, cultural studies, and others assign different value and meaning to tradition. It is a frequent point of reference in popular discourse concerning everything from politics to lifestyles to sports and entertainment. Politicians and social advocates appeal to it as prima facie evidence of the worth of their causes. Entertainment and other media mass produce it, or at least a facsimile of it. In a society that frequently seeks to reinvent itself, tradition as a cultural anchor to be reverenced or rejected is an essential, if elusive, concept. Simon Bronner's wide net captures the historical, rhetorical, philosophical, and psychological dimensions of tradition. As he notes, he has written a book "about an American tradition—arguing about it." His elucidation of those arguments makes fascinating and thoughtful reading. An essential text for folklorists, Following Tradition will be a valuable reference as well for historians and anthropologists; students of American studies, popular culture, and cultural studies; and anyone interested in the continuing place of tradition in American culture.

Creating id entities

correspondingly " de - text - ualized , " these seemingly materially crafted objects
may be recognized for what they are : blueprints - - or better yet , DNA maps - - of
the songs to come . With no material existence away from the singer , they are ...

Creating  id entities

Author: Donna Fortier

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 532

View: 833

The Wallace Stevens Journal

While maintaining that physical reference , “ bronze " points to metallic guilding
that is materially crafted , much like the composition of the poem . The plurality of
“ horizons " amplifies the physical horizon to include the abstract and linguistic ...

The Wallace Stevens Journal

Author:

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Children s Writing and Drawing as Design

Like all humanly crafted objects, graphic artefacts are also tangible; the weight
and texture of paper are experienced in their tactility, as are certain ... Handmade
texts are always produced materially, and that materiality is 6 Fleeting Texts.

Children   s Writing and Drawing as Design

Author: Diane Mavers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136919600

Page: 162

View: 464

Children’s everyday text making is remarkable in its very ordinariness. This book investigates the multiple ways in which children make meaning as they draw and write – in copying, online messaging, spelling ‘mistakes’, shading, layout – at home and at school, on the page and on the screen.

Materializing Literacies in Communities

Some of the letters crafted into toys are almost invisible. ... home is a place where
there are materially situated practices. ... Writing always requires a material
infrastructure (Blommaert 2013) but in the home it becomes part of the 'humility of
 ...

Materializing Literacies in Communities

Author: Kate Pahl

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567590704

Page: 224

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What is a 'contemporary' understanding of literacy practices? How can 'literacy' be explained and situated? This book addresses literacy practices research, understanding it as both material and spatial, based in homes and communities, as well as in formal educational settings. It addresses a need to update the work done on theoretical literacy models, with the last major paradigms such as critical literacies and multiliteracies developed a decade ago. Kate Pahl draws on case studies to highlight experiences alternate from the traditional representations of literacy. She argues that the affordances of home and familiar spaces offer fertile ground for meaning-making. These resultant literacies are multimodal and linked to space, place and community. An important evaluative resource, this book details a range of methodologies for further researching literacy, describing ethnographic, visual, participatory and ecological approaches, together with connective ethnographies. This volume will appeal to academics and professions in literacy studies and language and education.

The Well Crafted Argument

In-depth instruction, combined with real student writings, engages students and helps them discover their own voices. The text's visual emphasis and the authors' practical skill-building approach are enhanced with a full-color format.

The Well Crafted Argument

Author: Fred D. White

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305634128

Page: 592

View: 747

THE WELL-CRAFTED ARGUMENT, 6th Edition, guides students through the process of writing effective arguments across the disciplines. The two-part structure of this rhetoric/reader includes a complete pedagogical apparatus -- with coverage of critical reading strategies as well as writing, researching, and documenting a topic -- and an anthology of readings grouped into six thematic clusters. In-depth instruction, combined with real student writings, engages students and helps them discover their own voices. The text's visual emphasis and the authors' practical skill-building approach are enhanced with a full-color format. Summaries and checklists in Part I, Connections Among the Clusters and other study aids in Part II, and writing projects throughout the text encourage students to apply what they've learned. In addition to guidance on drafting and revising arguments, the authors provide a variety of composition strategies, including freewriting, outlining, and shared reading. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Architecture and Civilization

If a building is physically well built ( well crafted ) and aesthetically good (
something for the moment I identify with art but ... Since this is a conjoint definition
, if a physically or materially well built building has no beauty it will have no
claims to ...

Architecture and Civilization

Author: Michael H. Mitias

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042007864

Page: 208

View: 580

Craft Australia

Wain ' s clay , timber , glass , cement , stone and wire constructions don ' t show
how houses are built , rather they use the material vocabulary to talk about them .
What is visually and materially satisfying about Wain ' s three pieces for this ...

Craft Australia

Author:

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Made in Mexico

... next chapter will show ) is also connected to a wider network of people working
to craft Zapotec textiles , both materially ... develop as they participate in specific
practices associated with the production of this material and symbolic product .

Made in Mexico

Author: W. Warner Wood

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 243

View: 446

The story behind the international trade in Oaxacan textiles

Estate Planning California Probate Reporter

IRC $ 2033A should immediately review the material participation requirements
and the activities of their clients . ... title and executing a carefully crafted
arrangement ” that entitles him to consult with the manager of grandpa's car
dealership .

Estate Planning   California Probate Reporter

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

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