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

The Anatomy Museum

... 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 ...

The Anatomy Museum

Author: Elizabeth Hallam

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861893752

Page: 256

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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.

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
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Shakespeare s Medieval Craft

Author: Kurt A. Schreyer

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455103

Page: 280

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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.

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

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Page: 128

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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 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

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Arts and Crafts Essays

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
 ...

Arts and Crafts Essays

Author: Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society

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Page: 420

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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.

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

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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

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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: 751

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

Craft and Contemporary Theory

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 ...

Craft and Contemporary Theory

Author: Sue Rowley

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781864483130

Page: 198

View: 344

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.

Arts and Crafts in Northern India

exact conditions of firing and the nature of ferrugenous material are yet not
known . ... However , the filtrate from HF and HC leaching is positive for iron
which shows that ferrugenous material present in the slip might not materially
account for ...

Arts and Crafts in Northern India

Author: Neelima Dahiya

Publisher: Stosius Incorporated/Advent Books Division

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Page: 299

View: 635

Rethinking Materiality

... 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 ...

Rethinking Materiality

Author: Elizabeth DeMarrais

Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological

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Page: 280

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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.

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.

Carpenter

... within the crafts to which These are the very essentials of carpentry it belongs ,
on the basis that improved or or carpenters ' work in whatever change of changed
methods of dry construction or material dry construction may present it material ...

Carpenter

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Carpenter

... industry within the crafts to which These are the very essentials of carpentry it
belongs , on the basis that improved or or carpenters ' work in whatever change
of changed methods of dry construction or material dry construction may present
it ...

Carpenter

Author: Peter James McGuire

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Craft International

Only years later would the implication of its method of production and design
dissemination , its plywood body ( then a relatively modern material ) come to
mean anything to me ; yet throughout the intervening thirty years it remained in
my ...

Craft International

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