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Modernism At Bowdoin: American Paintings From 1900 To 1940, Bowdoin College. Museum of Art, Joachim Homann 2011 Bowdoin College

Modernism At Bowdoin: American Paintings From 1900 To 1940, Bowdoin College. Museum Of Art, Joachim Homann

Museum of Art Exhibition Catalogues

The catalog of the exhibition includes works drawn from the collection of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and selected paintings on loan from the Yale University Art Gallery.

Exhibition held in the Boyd Gallery, Jan. 12-June 26, 2011.


After Atget: Todd Webb Photographs New York And Paris, Bowdoin College. Museum of Art, Diana K. Tuite 2011 Bowdoin College

After Atget: Todd Webb Photographs New York And Paris, Bowdoin College. Museum Of Art, Diana K. Tuite

Museum of Art Exhibition Catalogues

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art Oct. 28, 2011 through January 29, 2012.

Essay entitled: Signs of the city / by Diana Tuite.


Situated Architecture In The Digital Age: Adaptation Of A Textile Mill In Holyoke, Massachusetts, Dorcas A. Brooks 2011 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Situated Architecture In The Digital Age: Adaptation Of A Textile Mill In Holyoke, Massachusetts, Dorcas A. Brooks

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

The City of Holyoke, Massachusetts is one of many aging, industrial cities striving to revitalize its economy based on the promise of increased digital connectivity and clean energy resources. But how do you renovate 19th century mills to meet the demands of the information age? This architectural study explores the potential impact of sensing technologies and information networks on the definition and function of buildings in the 21st century. It explores the changes that have taken place in industrial architecture since 1850 and argues for an architecture that supports local relationships and environmental awareness. The author explores the industrial history ...


Nature Revealed Through The Built Environment: Re-Envisioning The Clifford A. Phaneuf Environmental Center, James W. Fiore Jr. 2011 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nature Revealed Through The Built Environment: Re-Envisioning The Clifford A. Phaneuf Environmental Center, James W. Fiore Jr.

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

The Clifford A. Phaneuf Environmental Center is home to ECOS, The Environmental Center for Our Schools, in Springfield Massachusetts. The ECOS program provides a chance for elementary and middle school students in Springfield public schools to experience and learn about the natural world. The built environment provides opportunities to teach about ecosystems and human connections to nature. A new design for the Clifford A. Phaneuf Environmental Center will teach students about the natural world experientially through the building’s own connections to the environment.


Modern Earthworks And Their Cosmic Embrace, John Hatch 2010 The University of Western Ontario

Modern Earthworks And Their Cosmic Embrace, John Hatch

John G. Hatch

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Art-Itecture: Exploding The Boundaries Between Art And Architecture, Lauren Gallow 2010 University of California - Santa Barbara

Art-Itecture: Exploding The Boundaries Between Art And Architecture, Lauren Gallow

Lauren L. Gallow

In his 1970 book Experimental Architecture, Archigram co-founder Peter Cook writes, “In this century there have been several occasions when science, technology and human emancipation have coincided in a way that has caused architecture to explode.” This image of an exploding architecture can be read in several ways: as a challenging of architecture’s disciplinary boundaries, as a new idea of architecture altogether, or as a building literally exploding into fragmented pieces because of its perceived obsolescence. No matter the specific interpretation, Cook’s statement captures a widespread yet often overlooked trend of the twentieth century wherein architects and artists ...


Primitivism, Humanism, And Ambivalence: Cobra And Post-Cobra, Karen Kurczynski, Nicola Pezolet 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Primitivism, Humanism, And Ambivalence: Cobra And Post-Cobra, Karen Kurczynski, Nicola Pezolet

Karen Kurczynski

Examines the issue of primitivism in the Cobra movement and its aftermath, with specific attention to the role of Ernest Mancoba in the movement. The article observes that the Cobra artists were ambivalent on the subject of primitivism--some, like Karel Appel, taking a classic modernist primitivist approach while others, like Asger Jorn, Ejler Bille, and Constant, rejected the racist assumptions of primitivism in the search for a modern "folk art." We conclude that the discourse of primitivism entered a crisis in the postwar period in tandem with its opposing discourse, humanism, which began to break down as a "universal" western ...


Regarding The Catherine Portrait: An Interview With Patricia Olson, Amy K. Hamlin 2010 St. Catherine University

Regarding The Catherine Portrait: An Interview With Patricia Olson, Amy K. Hamlin

Amy Hamlin

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Odd Man Out: Two Self-Portraits Of Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec, Ava Pandiani 2010 Providence College

Odd Man Out: Two Self-Portraits Of Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec, Ava Pandiani

Art & Art History Student Papers

No abstract provided.


Man Ray: Prophet Of The Avant-Garde, Thomas A. Ipri 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Man Ray: Prophet Of The Avant-Garde, Thomas A. Ipri

Library Faculty Publications

Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant-Garde originally aired as an episode of PBS’ American Masters in 1997 and provides a succinct overview of the life of the talented Man Ray, a painter, photographer, sculptor, and film maker, who is perhaps best known for his photographic portraits of famous artists, such as Igor Stravinsky, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and Pablo Picasso. The film, engagingly narrated by Stockard Channing, surveys Ray’s life while being attuned to the need to frame his life and work in a cultural and historical context. The often underappreciated Ray is given flattering treatment as director Mel ...


Beauty, Bodies, Physical Culture: Aesthetics, Architecture And Art In Postrevolutionary Mexico City, Ageeth Sluis 2010 Butler University

Beauty, Bodies, Physical Culture: Aesthetics, Architecture And Art In Postrevolutionary Mexico City, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

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The Cypress Trees In "The Starry Night": A Symbolic Self-Portrait Of Vincent Van Gogh, Jessica Caldarone 2010 Providence College

The Cypress Trees In "The Starry Night": A Symbolic Self-Portrait Of Vincent Van Gogh, Jessica Caldarone

Art & Art History Student Papers

No abstract provided.


Paradigmatic Portraits From Weimar Germany: Martha Dix, Sylvia Von Harden, And Anita Berber According To Otto Dix, Althea Ruoppo 2010 Providence College

Paradigmatic Portraits From Weimar Germany: Martha Dix, Sylvia Von Harden, And Anita Berber According To Otto Dix, Althea Ruoppo

Art & Art History Student Papers

No abstract provided.


With Lovers As Her Muse: How Men Influenced The Designs Of Coco Chanel, Sara Spirito 2010 Providence College

With Lovers As Her Muse: How Men Influenced The Designs Of Coco Chanel, Sara Spirito

Art & Art History Student Papers

No abstract provided.


Henri Mattise's "The Red Studio": Art As Real/The World As Illusion, Alyssa Johnson 2010 Providence College

Henri Mattise's "The Red Studio": Art As Real/The World As Illusion, Alyssa Johnson

Art & Art History Student Papers

No abstract provided.


“Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?”: Freud And The Unconscious Of Paul Gauguin, Lauren Cavalli 2010 Providence College

“Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?”: Freud And The Unconscious Of Paul Gauguin, Lauren Cavalli

Art & Art History Student Papers

No abstract provided.


Is Reconciliation Possible? Non-Western Objects At The Menil Collection And The Quai Branly Museum, Katharine Conley 2010 College of William and Mary

Is Reconciliation Possible? Non-Western Objects At The Menil Collection And The Quai Branly Museum, Katharine Conley

Arts & Sciences Articles

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Universality And Its Discontents: The Louvre And Guggenheim Abu Dhabi As A Case Study In The Future Of Museums, Catherine R. Skluzacek 2010 Macalester College

Universality And Its Discontents: The Louvre And Guggenheim Abu Dhabi As A Case Study In The Future Of Museums, Catherine R. Skluzacek

Art and Art History Honors Projects

The contemporary museological community faces increasing competition in the global marketplace to prove its relevance. Accordingly, franchises of leading institutions will now appear in Abu Dhabi, UAE, that approach this problem by presenting art in a comparative international perspective rather than as fragmentary narratives of disparate cultures. Furthermore, shifts in state financial support and the purposes of collecting within museum institutions have led to the adoption of administrative policies like those used by multinational corporations. This new model of museological practice presented by the Louvre and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi resolves the paradox of protecting cultural diversity within universal museums.


Duchamp's Audience, Venice Lombardo 2010 University of Maine - Main

Duchamp's Audience, Venice Lombardo

Honors College

An examination of Marcel Duchamp’s ideas of how art is defined, especially in regards to the role of the audience in determining whether an object is art and his challenges to how art was perceived, as demonstrated by his readymades. The struggle to define art is a significant element of society. With this paper, I argue against Duchamp’s view that the audience has a monopoly on power in the artist-audience relationship, showing that the audience can be persuaded to accept an object as art based on how the object is presented. This manipulation of the audience has meaningful ...


Perception, Expectation, And Meaning In Barnett Newman's "Stations Of The Cross" Series, Jeffrey James Katzin 2010 Wesleyan University

Perception, Expectation, And Meaning In Barnett Newman's "Stations Of The Cross" Series, Jeffrey James Katzin

Honors Theses - All

Barnett Newman's "Stations of the Cross" series consists of fourteen abstract paintings created between 1958 and 1966, and is one of the artist's most unique works. This essay advances a new understanding of the "Stations" as concerned with destabilization of visual perception and the nature of human suffering, incorporating the elements of seriality and content which have been overlooked by pervious scholars. This is accomplished through direct dialogue with previous arguments, discussion of the Christian devotion after which the series was named, in-depth consideration of Newman's writings and statements, and a rigorous analysis of the fourteen paintings ...


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