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Nancy As A Center Of Art Nouveau Architecture, 1895-1914, Peter Clericuzio Dec 2011

Nancy As A Center Of Art Nouveau Architecture, 1895-1914, Peter Clericuzio

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The small city of Nancy, France, is arguably the center where Art Nouveau architecture had the most lasting impact. Nancy’s Art Nouveau was a divergent form of modernity that was defined by regionalism and a distinct sense of place, which its proponents championed as the key elements of an authentic architecture, allowing Nancy to challenge Paris as the dominant French artistic center in the two decades before World War I.

Most of Nancy’s architects were graduates of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and grounded in the language of classicism and its associated professional standards. Much of Nancy ...


Boundaries., Elizabeth Trabue Gorham Dec 2011

Boundaries., Elizabeth Trabue Gorham

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The photographer discusses the work in Boundaries, her Master of Fine Arts exhibition on display at Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee from October 31 to November 4, 2011. The exhibition consists of 20 black and white photographs, the main subject of which is the photographer's son. The photographs and supporting thesis explore the idea of boundaries real and implied, and how confinement can prompt a variety of behaviors. Topics include the process and evolution of the work and the artists who have influenced it, the importance of light and the challenge of photographing family. Included ...


Marry The Night: Creation Of An Illustrated Novel., Kristen Hawkins Dec 2011

Marry The Night: Creation Of An Illustrated Novel., Kristen Hawkins

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The goal of this project was to create an illustrated story. The thesis is combination of research both on narrative theory and the process of storytelling, and different methods of narrative art. The research information obtained was used to create a body of work which was later analyzed on its successfulness at adhering to the ideas presented by the research.


Confessions: A Bfa Exhibition., Mary Carolyn Molony Dec 2011

Confessions: A Bfa Exhibition., Mary Carolyn Molony

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The artist discusses her Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, Confessions, held at the Tipton Gallery, from November 14th to November 25th. The exhibit portrays how the artist responds to issues such as organized religion, war, and politics. Being drawn to art from the Renaissance to Baroque era, the work encorporates an "old world" aesthetic, also with an emphasis on Gothic architecture.


Neo-Raconteur: Allocating Southern-Gothic Symbolism Into Design Media., Mark Daniel Compton Dec 2011

Neo-Raconteur: Allocating Southern-Gothic Symbolism Into Design Media., Mark Daniel Compton

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

I created the term Neo-Raconteur to convey my interest in medium theory to support the artistic custom of revealing cultural conventions for allocation into artistic genres. The term evolved from the French word "Raconteur," meaning: somebody who tells stories or anecdotes in an interesting or entertaining way. In the past a Raconteur's anecdotes were verbally volleyed, ever voluble, yet quip. Neo-Raconteurs may decide not to speak at all choosing their anecdotal expression to manifest itself through singular or multiple means, manners, or methods of design and technology as well as or involving more traditional techniques of extraction to convey ...


Systems At Play: The Construction Of International Systems In Social Impact Games, Jorge Albor Dec 2011

Systems At Play: The Construction Of International Systems In Social Impact Games, Jorge Albor

Master's Theses

This thesis explores how game makers conceive of and navigate the intersection between digital systems and real world systems by asking, how can social impact game designers shape procedural rhetoric to effectively address complex real world systems with digital systems? By examining three game case studies, I reach four significant findings regarding player agency, subversive play, design approaches to scale, and game difficulty in regards to systems fluency.


Staebell, Sandra L., B. 1958 (Fa 572), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2011

Staebell, Sandra L., B. 1958 (Fa 572), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 572. Compact disc of Sandra L. Staebell’s December 2011 interview with June McGuyer, discussing Elizabeth Richardson (McGuyer’s mother), her interest in quilting, and her collecting related to quilts and quilting.


Ask, Tell, Vickie R. Phipps Dec 2011

Ask, Tell, Vickie R. Phipps

Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum

When I was designing these marks a year ago, I wanted to acknowledge GLBTQI military persons serving under the unjust policy of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. To accomplish this, one of the counterforms in each of the military branch logos is flipped upside down creating the GLBTQI symbol of an inverted triangle.

On September 20th, 2011, the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy was repealed.

Before the repeal, the simple act of wearing a t-shirt with one of these logos on it would have been an act of defiance and resistance. Today that same mark serves as ...


Instant Racism, Vickie R. Phipps Dec 2011

Instant Racism, Vickie R. Phipps

Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum

Ubiquitous messages are, by definition, everywhere and therefore familiar to us. Due to the nature of attention, the familiar often gets past critical filters because it feels so comfortable. After all, there is nothing different or alarming about the familiar. I am interested in the powerful ability of graphic design to reframe the ubiquitous because once we see something differently, we never see it the same again.

I was inspired to create this work after reading Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-Century America in which author Micki McElya critically examines the image of Aunt Jemima in the American ...


Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum, Volume One, Issue One, Shane Willson, Landon S. Bevier, Rachael E. Gabriel, Taylor Krcek, Alaina Elizabeth Smith Dec 2011

Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum, Volume One, Issue One, Shane Willson, Landon S. Bevier, Rachael E. Gabriel, Taylor Krcek, Alaina Elizabeth Smith

Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum

It is with great pride that we present to you the inaugural issue of Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum. Here we have attempted to create an innovative, peer-reviewed space in which people from numerous disciplines, or even those claiming no discipline, can present research, multimedia, and art aimed at furthering the ideals of social justice, broadly defined. Social justice is not a concept owned by the academy, for attempts to create a more just world can come from many professions, or even from no profession at all. By applying the traditionally academic peer-review process to work done by activists, artists ...


Building An Interdisciplinary Production Program, Ruth D. Johnston Dec 2011

Building An Interdisciplinary Production Program, Ruth D. Johnston

Cornerstone 3 Reports : Interdisciplinary Informatics

No abstract provided.


Texture Mapping With Mudbox And 3ds Max, Joshua Holland Dec 2011

Texture Mapping With Mudbox And 3ds Max, Joshua Holland

Graphic Communication

The purpose of this study was to determine the intuitiveness of texture mapping and compressibility of files generated using Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 versus Autodesk Mudbox 2012. This will be used by anyone starting to learn how to texture map and who is comparing programs that have the capability to do so. This will save users time in researching which program is better suited for their needs.

This study investigated how Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 and Autodesk Mudbox 2012 compared in mapping textures to 3D models. A basic computer skills assessment test and an intuitive test was administered to twelve ...


Experiential Interior Design: Branding Entertainment And Nightlife For The Postmodern Young Urban Professional, Niccole S. Skomal Dec 2011

Experiential Interior Design: Branding Entertainment And Nightlife For The Postmodern Young Urban Professional, Niccole S. Skomal

Theses from the Architecture Program

Past study on Interior Design has been primarily looked at through the lenses of aesthetics and functionality. Only recently have scholars begun to see the influence marketing, in the form of branding, can have on the Interior Design process in targeting specific lifestyle groups. The purpose of this research is to understand the fabric of the postmodern Young Urban Professional lifestyle as a marketing tool for branding and designing services in the form of entertainment and nightlife. With an increasing lack of community and social connectedness in today’s postmodern society, Young Urban Professionals tend to consume entertainment and nightlife ...


Crafting A Career Using Cps And Foursight, Morgan E. Milovich Dec 2011

Crafting A Career Using Cps And Foursight, Morgan E. Milovich

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

ABSTRACT OF PROJECT

Crafting a Career Using CPS and FourSight

The purpose of my project is to develop a case study of how I will use Creative Problem Solving (CPS) and an attention to my Foursight preferences to grow my existing craft business into a viable career, rather than having it as just a hobby.

By utilizing the CPS Thinking Skills Model and having a greater awareness of my Foursight preferences, I was able to move from a dream to a reality and come out the other end of this project with a fully functioning, profitable business rooted firmly in ...


The Impact Of World War Ii On Women's Fashion In The United States And Britain, Meghann Mason Dec 2011

The Impact Of World War Ii On Women's Fashion In The United States And Britain, Meghann Mason

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

World War II (hereafter referred to as WWII) is a fascinating era in fashion, society, and politics. The fashion of the era was truly representative of the events happening in the world in a most visible way. This era made indelible marks on future designers and the science of fashion as the world knows it. Fashion and costume design were influenced and changed due to the many limitations presented and imposed by WWII. WWII represents a great marker of change socially, technologically, economically, and politically. While it affected the entire world, the main focus of this thesis will explore the ...


Endless Yarns: Interdisciplinary Creative Work In Text And Textile, Louisa Owen Sonstroem Dec 2011

Endless Yarns: Interdisciplinary Creative Work In Text And Textile, Louisa Owen Sonstroem

Honors Scholar Theses

In this thesis I explore the relationship between text and textile. What is it that connects them? I engage this question from an aesthetic perspective, through process as much as through theory. The thesis project consists of three components: creative text pieces, creative textile pieces, and an essay that attempts to deal with the questions which arose during my creative process.


Celios Fate, Jennifer Allen Dec 2011

Celios Fate, Jennifer Allen

Honors Scholar Theses

The story is about Celios, who are a group of people with special powers that live in an alternate dimension to Earth. A tragedy occurs in their dimension and they must travel to Earth to find someone who can save them. A group of Celios run into the main character Shaun, and believe he might be able to help. However, not all of the Celios looking for Shaun have pure intentions.


Glass Menagerie At Dordt, Doug Burg Dec 2011

Glass Menagerie At Dordt, Doug Burg

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Night Jump, Matt Drissell Dec 2011

Night Jump, Matt Drissell

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Digital Gyotaku, David Versluis Dec 2011

Digital Gyotaku, David Versluis

Pro Rege

Gyotaku is the Japanese art of fish printing

Image originally published on 18 January 2011 by The Daily Palette, The University of Iowa. Copyright held by The University of Iowa and the artist 2011


Fat Rat Dreams, Jake Van Wyk Dec 2011

Fat Rat Dreams, Jake Van Wyk

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Diner, Doug Burg Dec 2011

Diner, Doug Burg

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


From The Times Square Tsunami Series, Doug Burg Dec 2011

From The Times Square Tsunami Series, Doug Burg

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Clara And Roman, Doug Burg Dec 2011

Clara And Roman, Doug Burg

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Enlaced (The Burning Bush), David Versluis Dec 2011

Enlaced (The Burning Bush), David Versluis

Pro Rege

Proposed concept for a Dordt College East Campus Sculpture


Porcelain Vase, Jake Van Wyk Dec 2011

Porcelain Vase, Jake Van Wyk

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Stoneware Vase, Jake Van Wyk Dec 2011

Stoneware Vase, Jake Van Wyk

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Spirit Lake, Iowa: Fish I, David Versluis Dec 2011

Spirit Lake, Iowa: Fish I, David Versluis

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


2011 Sioux County Oratorio Chorus Poster, David Versluis Dec 2011

2011 Sioux County Oratorio Chorus Poster, David Versluis

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Nothing Left To Say, Joel Fisher Dec 2011

Nothing Left To Say, Joel Fisher

Art Honors Theses

Sculpture BFA Exhibition held December 5-9, 2011 in the Devries Student Gallery, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University.