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Typography And The Evolution Of Hebrew Alphabetic Script: Writing Method Of The Sofer, Shayna Tova Blum Aug 2017

Typography And The Evolution Of Hebrew Alphabetic Script: Writing Method Of The Sofer, Shayna Tova Blum

Faculty and Staff Publications

Typography is the study of language letterforms, phonographic alphabetic characters that, when combined with additional characters, form words and/or sentences to express an idea and communicate a message to an audience. The history of typographic design dates back to early civilization and the invention of alphabetic writing systems, formulated and processed through the literary skills of the Hebrew Scribe Ezra whose knowledge and practice offered a significant contribution within a predominantly oral society. By examining the history of Hebrew typography through the discourse of biblical writing systems and alphabetic design, the article addresses the development of Hebrew scripts evolving ...


Design Plan For The Sawmill Town History Wing At The Texas Forestry Museum, Kendall D. Gay Jul 2017

Design Plan For The Sawmill Town History Wing At The Texas Forestry Museum, Kendall D. Gay

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin, Texas is the only forestry museum in the state. It preserves artifacts and educates visitors about Texas’ forest industry history. The museum has a Sawmill Town History Wing that is outdated and in need of a refreshing exhibit design based on current best practices. Using a previous museum audit as a guide, the new exhibit will have better flow, panel aesthetics, content, and interactive elements. By creating a new exhibit, the museum is better able to educate and entertain the visitors about Texas’ forest industry history.


The Artist As A Revolutionary: A Portrait Of The Life Of William Morris, Bethany E. Mcdonald Apr 2017

The Artist As A Revolutionary: A Portrait Of The Life Of William Morris, Bethany E. Mcdonald

Senior Honors Theses

William Morris became an artistic revolutionary, reacting against the academic views of art held in the Victorian Era and the Industrial Revolution. This thesis will deal with his reaction against the expectations of his family and the events of his childhood, showing their effect upon his future role as a revolutionary. This thesis will then cover his response against the Royal Academy’s academic art, the Industrial Revolution, and how his art ideologies clashed against the common norm of his time. Finally, this thesis will look at how each of his reactions led to his influential role in the Arts ...


Hebrew Typography: A Modern Progression Of Language Forms, Shayna Tova Blum Feb 2017

Hebrew Typography: A Modern Progression Of Language Forms, Shayna Tova Blum

Faculty and Staff Publications

Influenced by studies in traditional Ashkenazi and Sephardi scripts. The typeface had been designed for the printing of the Koren Tanakh, a first edition printed Jewish Bible processed through an all-Jewish collaboration for the first time in centuries. Koren’s project was inspired by the revival of Hebrew initiated by Haskalah writers in the 18th century. Haskalah writers utilized the language and scripts of written and printed literary texts. Influenced by philosophical and political ideologies of the European Enlightenment, the Haskalah explored Jewish identity through language by defining the secular context through traditional Jewish symbolism and narratives. The Zionist movement ...


Mdocs Poster, 2016-10-03, Lib 113 Spring 2016 Workshops, Zhiyu (Michael) Zhou Oct 2016

Mdocs Poster, 2016-10-03, Lib 113 Spring 2016 Workshops, Zhiyu (Michael) Zhou

MDOCS Publications

This is a poster publicizing LIB 113 workshops that are offered each semester and led by the LIB 113 student lab assistants. This poster was created for the Spring 2016 workshop offerings.

The workshops offered in Spring 2016:

Final Cut ProX (video)

Intro to GoPro (video)

Poster Design 101 (design)

Photoshop 101 (photo)

Interviewing 101 (audio)

Audacity (audio)


History Of Visual Communication Design: The Bezelel Academy Of Art, Jerusalem, Shayna Tova Blum Aug 2016

History Of Visual Communication Design: The Bezelel Academy Of Art, Jerusalem, Shayna Tova Blum

Faculty and Staff Publications

Supported by the modern European Zionist movement, the Bezelel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, was founded in 1906 by Lithuanian artist and Zionist Boris Schatz. In the early years of the academy, work produced by students exhibited the political complexities presented in the Jewish return to Eretz Israel. The expression of concepts addressed in modern Jewish identity and Zionist ideologies were utilized in creative processes of visual communication and design. As most faculty and students were immigrating to Mandatory Palestine from Europe, the academy’s curriculum was developed through the culmination of styles and materials reflective of both European art and ...


Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent Aug 2014

Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent

Doctoral Dissertations

What do community interpreting for the Deaf in western societies, conference interpreting for the European Parliament, and language brokering in international management have in common? Academic research and professional training have historically emphasized the linguistic and cognitive challenges of interpreting, neglecting or ignoring the social aspects that structure communication. All forms of interpreting are inherently social; they involve relationships among at least three people and two languages. The contexts explored here, American Sign Language/English interpreting and spoken language interpreting within the European Parliament, show that simultaneous interpreting involves attitudes, norms and values about intercultural communication that overemphasize information and ...


Spanish And Mamluk Carpets: Comparisons Of Decoration And Structure, Carol Bier Jan 2004

Spanish And Mamluk Carpets: Comparisons Of Decoration And Structure, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

Two recent exhibitions, Carpets of Andalusia and Mamluk Rugs from Egypt, at The Textile Museum afforded a rare opportunity to compare two radically different rug-weaving traditions from the perspectives of design and weave structure. While not often evident to the casual viewer, there is a significant relationship between design, pattern, and weave structure in all Oriental carpets. The opportunity to explore such differences warrants careful examination and critical viewing.The Mamluk rugs all probably date from the last quarter of the 15th century. They comprise a cohesive group defined by color, a geometric style, and similarity of weave characteristics.


Bukhara: Traditional Weavings From Pre-Soviet Central Asia, Carol Bier Jan 1992

Bukhara: Traditional Weavings From Pre-Soviet Central Asia, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Pyramids: Geometry And Design In The Carpets Of Egypt 1450-1750, Carol Bier Jan 1991

Beyond The Pyramids: Geometry And Design In The Carpets Of Egypt 1450-1750, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 33, No. 4, Mark R. Eaby Jr., Barbara Strawser, Eleanor Dudrear, Albert Dudrear Jr., Edward Eirikis, Gerri Sproesser, Carol Nagel, Vivian Aron, Marie George, Ann S. Burrows, Richard F. Kurr, James K. Beard, Jeanne Reifel, Tom Kloss, Jeffrey M. Fiant, Ivan E. Hoyt Jul 1984

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 33, No. 4, Mark R. Eaby Jr., Barbara Strawser, Eleanor Dudrear, Albert Dudrear Jr., Edward Eirikis, Gerri Sproesser, Carol Nagel, Vivian Aron, Marie George, Ann S. Burrows, Richard F. Kurr, James K. Beard, Jeanne Reifel, Tom Kloss, Jeffrey M. Fiant, Ivan E. Hoyt

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• I Remember Well: Thirty-Five Years of the Kutztown Folk Festival
• Furniture Graining
• Old Fashioned Clear Toy Candy
• Metal Etching
• Stenciling
• Baskets and Basket Weavers
• Apple Butter: Then and Now
• Festival Focus
• Festival Programs
• 20th Annual Quilting Contest
• Quilts and Quilt Marking
• The Art of the Pennsylvania Dutch
• Music on the Main Stage
• Scratchboard
• Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Art in Wood
• The Windsor Chair
• Hex Signs