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Constraint And Control, Patricia Ayres Feb 2019

Constraint And Control, Patricia Ayres

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

I have long considered themes of the body. Drawing on my knowledge as a fashion designer, I bring materials and hardware from the fashion industry into my artwork transforming and rendering them non-functional. My sculptures relate to stories of isolation, separation, and confinement. The following pages will analyze how the United States penal system controls, constrains and restricts the body through physical and psychological wounds. Furthermore, they will examine how the Catholic Church controls people’s minds and behavior through a ritualistic belief system.


Cedar Hill: A Case Study In Preservation And Education In A Digital World, Lin Barnett Jan 2019

Cedar Hill: A Case Study In Preservation And Education In A Digital World, Lin Barnett

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Visit Cedar Hill (now Annandale-on-Hudson) as it stood over a century ago, reconstructed in virtual reality. This interactive project retells an important aspect of Hudson Valley History, its mill communities, which do not get preserved in the archeological record and are not as closely maintained as its neighboring communities of Bard College and Montgomery Place. The project analyzes the structures' changing purposes, as well as their changing architectural qualities, to trace the story of the hamlet's decline.


The Work Of Living Art, Empathy, And The Creation Of An Aesthetics Of Perception In The Early Twentieth Century, Sarah Peil Winstead May 2018

The Work Of Living Art, Empathy, And The Creation Of An Aesthetics Of Perception In The Early Twentieth Century, Sarah Peil Winstead

Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses

Adolphe Appia (1862-1928), theorist and pioneering voice of the New Stagecraft Movement in twentieth century theatre, was a transformative influence on the history of scenic design. This paper looks at the links between Appia’s theories in theatre scenic design and contemporaneous German aesthetic theory. At the time German theorists like Adolf Hildebrand and August Schmarsow developed an aesthetic theory, Einfülung or empathy theory, based on the connection between the human body and perception. I will argue this theory influenced not only Appia and his contemporaries it also shaped the landscape of mid-century theatre design. Appia’s own theories revolved ...


Viewing Heaven: Rock Crystal, Reliquaries, And Transparency In Fourteenth-Century Aachen, Claire Kilgore May 2017

Viewing Heaven: Rock Crystal, Reliquaries, And Transparency In Fourteenth-Century Aachen, Claire Kilgore

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

This thesis examines reliquaries and objects associated with medieval Christian practice in fourteenth-century Aachen. The city's cathedral and treasury contain prestigious relics, reliquaries, and liturgical items, aided by its status as the Holy Roman Empire's coronation church. During the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV (r. 1349-1378), reliquaries, pilgrimage, and architecture reflect late medieval interests in vision, optics, and transparency. Two mid-fourteenth century reliquaries from the Aachen Cathedral Treasury, the Reliquary of Charlemagne and the Three-Steepled Reliquary, display relics through rock crystal windows, in contrast to the obscuring characteristics of earlier reliquaries. Not only do the two ...


The "Postmodern Geographies" Of Frank Gehry's Los Angeles, Katherine Shearer Jan 2017

The "Postmodern Geographies" Of Frank Gehry's Los Angeles, Katherine Shearer

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis examines the ways in which Frank Gehry’s architectural contributions to Los Angeles’ social and built environment have shaped the region’s “postmodern geographies” throughout the 20th and 21st century. Through a focused exploration of three of Gehry’s postmodernist structures in Greater Los Angeles—a house, a library, and a concert hall—this thesis analyses how Gehry and his designs reflected and affected the artistic and socio-spatial development of Los Angeles’ “decidedly postmodern landscape.”


Communicating Through Space: An Exploration Of Interdisciplinary Relationships Between Architecture And Theatre Through Practical Application, Erin E. Hunter May 2016

Communicating Through Space: An Exploration Of Interdisciplinary Relationships Between Architecture And Theatre Through Practical Application, Erin E. Hunter

Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses

Space as an expression of ideas is a relevant topic both in theatrical design and architectural design. Both create worlds, places in time, and experiences. The theatre is a platform where architectural ideas can be explored on a real scale. Audiences can make associations based on representation on the stage and connotations from popular culture. Theatre is more temporary than architecture by nature, and therefore theatre can reference architectural ideas in temporary settings to tell a story. By analyzing the physical characteristics of a space and the societal and cultural conditions that created it, a theatre set can isolate moments ...


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 ...


The Life And Death Of An American Block: A Dialogue With Entropy, Micah Daniel Antanaitis Aug 2011

The Life And Death Of An American Block: A Dialogue With Entropy, Micah Daniel Antanaitis

Masters Theses

My goal in this thesis is to frame, through design, an existing environment in a manner that fosters the witness and embrace of the reality and beauty of decay—which acts as a marker of the passage of time. My intent is to engage in a careful renewal of a neglected, and largely forgotten, urban landscape, which does not ignore its temporal context. My hope is to explore the full potential of the life cycle of buildings and discover the lesson of mortality in modern American ruins.

Things fall apart. This is a simple truth about the physical world that ...


Bleach, Kim E. Alexander Jr. May 2011

Bleach, Kim E. Alexander Jr.

CGU MFA Theses

The work in this exhibition investigates the unique potential for drawing to articulate the ideas and attitudes of architecture and objects. Accepting drawing as operating in conceptual space, I explore experimental loops within the visual logic of that territory. The work asserts the material fact of drawing and its connection to forms of fabrication in other materials like wood, paint, metal, and plastic. Like painting and sculpting, the drawings occupy an intangible state between objects and ideas. I embrace this irresolution. Please see Download button in top right corner for the full statement.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 46, No. 2, Nancy Kettering Frye, Jean-Paul Benowitz, Amos Long Jr., John A. Milbauer Jan 1997

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 46, No. 2, Nancy Kettering Frye, Jean-Paul Benowitz, Amos Long Jr., John A. Milbauer

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• "An Uncommon Woman" in the Age of the Common Man: The Life and Times of Sarah Righter Major
• Maintaining Mennonite Identity: The Old Order Church in Pennsylvania and Virginia
• The End of an Era: The Last One-Room Public Schools in Lebanon County
• Pennsylvania Extended in the Cherokee Country: A Study of Log Architecture


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 44, No. 1, Charles L. Blockson, Roland C. Barksdale-Hall, Jerrilyn Mcgregory, Terry G. Jordan Oct 1994

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 44, No. 1, Charles L. Blockson, Roland C. Barksdale-Hall, Jerrilyn Mcgregory, Terry G. Jordan

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• "A Missing Link": The History of African Americans in Pennsylvania
• The Twin City Elks Lodge: A Unifying Force in Farrell's African American Community
• The Greening of Philadelphia
• The "Saddlebag" House Type and Pennsylvania Extended


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 43, No. 2, Susan Kalcik, Hilda Adam Kring, Regina Bendix, Mindy Brandt, Thomas E. Gallagher Jr., Patricia Irvin Cooper, John I. Schwarz Jr., Willard Wetzel Jan 1994

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 43, No. 2, Susan Kalcik, Hilda Adam Kring, Regina Bendix, Mindy Brandt, Thomas E. Gallagher Jr., Patricia Irvin Cooper, John I. Schwarz Jr., Willard Wetzel

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• The America's Industrial Heritage Project: A Model for Cultural Tourism
• The Harmonists are Waiting for You
• The Quest for Authenticity in Tourism and Folklife Studies
• Tourism and the Old Order Amish
• The Log Cabin: Notes on its Structure and Dissemination
• On the Making of Die Union Choral Harmonie (1833): Evidence from Henry C. Eyer's Working Papers
• In Memoriam: Paul R. Wieand, a True Artist


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 42, No. 3, Margaret Clark Reynolds, Mary Lou Robson Fleming, Lee C. Hopple Apr 1993

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 42, No. 3, Margaret Clark Reynolds, Mary Lou Robson Fleming, Lee C. Hopple

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Assimilation and Acculturation in a Pennsylvania-German Landscape: The Nisley Family and its Architecture in the Lower Swatara Creek Basin
• Charles-Alexandre Lesueur of Paris, Philadelphia, and New Harmony, Indiana
• Religious-Geographical History of the Hutterian Brethren in Europe and Russia, 1523-1879


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 42, No. 2, Wendell R. Zercher, Charles Greg Kelley, Robert P. Stevenson, Henry J. Kauffman, John W. Parsons, Roy Christman, Elwood Christman, Greg Huber Jan 1993

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 42, No. 2, Wendell R. Zercher, Charles Greg Kelley, Robert P. Stevenson, Henry J. Kauffman, John W. Parsons, Roy Christman, Elwood Christman, Greg Huber

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Charles E. Starry, Adams County Chair Maker
• Lewis Miller's Chronicle of York: A Picture of Life in Early America
• Family Anecdotes from a Georges Creek Home
• The Pennsylvania-German Schrank
• The Barns of Towamensing Township
• A Review of Robert F. Ensminger's The Pennsylvania Barn


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 41, No. 2, Nancy Kettering Frye, William B. Fetterman, Annette Lockwood Jan 1992

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 41, No. 2, Nancy Kettering Frye, William B. Fetterman, Annette Lockwood

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• The Meetinghouse Connection: Plain Living in the Gilded Age
• Paul Wieand's Contributions to Pennsylvania German Folk Theater
• Amish Cottage Industries
• Aldes un Neies (Old and New)


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 40, No. 3, Steve Friesen, Monica Mutzbauer, Christopher S. Witmer, Mary Lamey Hoffer, Harry W. Barner, Robert L. Leight, Catherine L. Emerson Apr 1991

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 40, No. 3, Steve Friesen, Monica Mutzbauer, Christopher S. Witmer, Mary Lamey Hoffer, Harry W. Barner, Robert L. Leight, Catherine L. Emerson

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Home is Where the Hearth is
• The Hearth is Where the Cook is
• "Philipps gehn in Amerka": The Palatinate Emigration in German Schoolbooks
• The Barner Farm: A Connection to Clinton County's Pennsylvania-German Heritage
• A Teacher With a Heart: Carrie Frankenfield Horne
• Aldes un Neies (Old and New)


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 40, No. 1, Terry G. Jordan, Jon T. Kilpinen, Robert P. Stevenson, Richard E. Wentz, Henry J. Kauffman, Ray J. Dieffenbach, George L. Irgang Oct 1990

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 40, No. 1, Terry G. Jordan, Jon T. Kilpinen, Robert P. Stevenson, Richard E. Wentz, Henry J. Kauffman, Ray J. Dieffenbach, George L. Irgang

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Square Notching in the Log Carpentry Tradition of Pennsylvania Extended
• Letters from Home to a Wandering Farm Boy
• Parre Schtories
• Handcrafts in Lancaster County
• Johann Conrad Dieffenbach of Tulpehocken
• Aldes un Neies (Old and New)


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 39, No. 3, Amos Long Jr., Marion Lois Huffines, Robert L. Leight, Charles R. Steitz Jr., Alvenia Schultz Graber Apr 1990

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 39, No. 3, Amos Long Jr., Marion Lois Huffines, Robert L. Leight, Charles R. Steitz Jr., Alvenia Schultz Graber

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• The General Store
• Pennsylvania German in Public Life
• Building a One-Room School: The Dynamics of School Board Decision-Making at the Turn of the 20th Century
• Washington Hood: 500th Graduate of the United States Military Academy
• Grandmother Schultz
• Aldes un Neies (Old and New)


Towards The Poetic, Noel Brady May 1989

Towards The Poetic, Noel Brady

Other resources

The thesis purports to build a theory for the analysis and synthesis of architecture. It identifies a poetic strutcure which contextualises the production of arhcitecture while aspiring towards universal themes of dwelling and belonging. Using a number of case studies it uses deep reading of the artefacts to confirm the theoretical concepts.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 38, No. 2, William B. Fetterman, James D. Mcmahon Jr., Monica Pieper, Lorett Treese Jan 1989

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 38, No. 2, William B. Fetterman, James D. Mcmahon Jr., Monica Pieper, Lorett Treese

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Asseba un Sabina: The Flower of Pennsylvania German Folk Theater
• An Elizabeth Furnace Tenant House: A Pennsylvania German Structure in Transition
• A Tribute to Tradition and Necessity: The Schwenkfelder Schools in America
• "Enchanting Prospects": John Penn in Central Pennsylvania
• Aldes un Neies (Old and New)


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 37, No. 2, Ned D. Heindel, Linda H. Heindel, Karl J. R. Arndt, Terry G. Jordan, Lois J. Groff Jan 1988

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 37, No. 2, Ned D. Heindel, Linda H. Heindel, Karl J. R. Arndt, Terry G. Jordan, Lois J. Groff

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• The Junior Republic Movement in Pennsylvania: Youth Care in Grove City and Redington
• Brechloch, or Rapp's Harmony Society and the Production of Flax, Hemp, and Linen in Pennsylvania and Indiana
• Some Neglected Swiss Literature on the Forebay Bank Barn
• "Hoping for the Best, Yet Fearing the Worst": An Overview of Civil War Medical Care Until the Battle of Gettysburg
• Aldes un Neies


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 36, No. 2, Barbara Knox Homrighaus, Terry G. Jordan, Matti Kaups, Richard M. Lieffort, Ned D. Heindel, Dennis Barone, A. Day Bradley Jan 1987

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 36, No. 2, Barbara Knox Homrighaus, Terry G. Jordan, Matti Kaups, Richard M. Lieffort, Ned D. Heindel, Dennis Barone, A. Day Bradley

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Immigration and Ethnicity in the Anthracite Region: The Peter Kowker Story
• Diamond Notching in America and Europe
• The Centennial of a First-Class Trip on Pennsylvania Canals: The Voyage of the Molly-Polly-Chunker
• Journey Home: Pennsylvania German Ethnicity in Wallace Stevens
• Quakers in the Lancaster Gaol, 1778


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 36, No. 1, Carolyn J. Mattern, Terry G. Jordan, Matti Kaups, Richard M. Lieffort, Hilda Adam Kring, Helen Bradley Griebel Oct 1986

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 36, No. 1, Carolyn J. Mattern, Terry G. Jordan, Matti Kaups, Richard M. Lieffort, Hilda Adam Kring, Helen Bradley Griebel

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• A Pennsylvania Dutch Yankee: The Civil War Letters of Private David William Mattern (1862-1863)
• New Evidence on the European Origin of Pennsylvania V Notching
• Sem Kaufman's "Instructions to my Children"
• Worldview on the Landscape: A Regional Yard Art Study
• Aldes un Neies / Old & New


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 33, No. 3, Terry G. Jordan, Robert G. Adams, Paul R. Wieand, Karl J. R. Arndt, Karen Guenther Apr 1984

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 33, No. 3, Terry G. Jordan, Robert G. Adams, Paul R. Wieand, Karl J. R. Arndt, Karen Guenther

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Moravian, Schwenkfelder, and American Log Construction
• The Search for Our German Ancestors Continued: The Breunings of Mohringen
• Where the Groundhog is King
• The Louisiana Passport of Pennsylvania's Charles Sealsfield
• A "Garden for the Friends of God": Religious Diversity in the Oley Valley to 1750


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 33, No. 1, Clement Valletta, Yvonne J. Milspaw, Sara L. Matthews, Allen G. Noble, Jean M. Danis Oct 1983

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 33, No. 1, Clement Valletta, Yvonne J. Milspaw, Sara L. Matthews, Allen G. Noble, Jean M. Danis

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Ritual and Folklore in Pennsylvania's Wyoming Region: Old to New World Wonder
• Ordinary Architecture of the Pennsylvania Germans: The Turnpike Houses
• "Set thy House in Order": Inheritance Patterns of the Colonial Pennsylvania Germans
• The Literature on Fences, Walls and Hedges as Cultural Landscape Features
• Aldes un Neies


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 32, No. 3, Robert F. Ensminger, William T. Parsons, John R. Costello, Mary Lou Robson Fleming, Karl J. R. Arndt, Jack Boyd Apr 1983

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 32, No. 3, Robert F. Ensminger, William T. Parsons, John R. Costello, Mary Lou Robson Fleming, Karl J. R. Arndt, Jack Boyd

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• A Comparative Study of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin Forebay Barns
• The South Moravian Choral Group's 1982 United States Tour
• Pennsylvania German Brauche "to Charm" and Hebrew Berakhah "Benediction": A New Etymology
• Jacob Schnee: Preacher, Publisher, Printer and Utopian Community Pioneer
• A Tour of America's Most Successful Utopia: Harmonie, Pennsylvania 1803-1815
• Among the Pennsylvania Dutch


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 32, No. 1, K. Edward Lay, Ned D. Heindel, Natalie I. Foster Oct 1982

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 32, No. 1, K. Edward Lay, Ned D. Heindel, Natalie I. Foster

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• European Antecedents of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Germanic and Scots-Irish Architecture in America
• Medicine, Music and "Money" Munyon
• Ebbes Neies


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 31, No. 3, John D. Kendig, Henry J. Kauffman, Nancy K. Gaugler, W. L. Eckerd, William T. Parsons, John B. Frantz, Robert G. Adams, Jane Adams Clarke Apr 1982

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 31, No. 3, John D. Kendig, Henry J. Kauffman, Nancy K. Gaugler, W. L. Eckerd, William T. Parsons, John B. Frantz, Robert G. Adams, Jane Adams Clarke

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Jamison City
• Domestic Architecture in Lancaster County
• Conversation with Marguerite de Angeli
• Who Put the Turnip on the Grave?
• Pennsylfawnisch Deitsch un Pfalzer: Dialect Comparisons Old and New
• John Philip Boehm: Pioneer Pennsylvania Pastor
• The Search for our German Ancestors
• Aldes un Neies


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 30, No. 2, Robert F. Ensminger, Terry G. Jordan, Bryan J. Stevens, William B. Fetterman Jan 1981

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 30, No. 2, Robert F. Ensminger, Terry G. Jordan, Bryan J. Stevens, William B. Fetterman

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• A Search for the Origin of the Pennsylvania Barn
• A Forebay Bank Barn in Texas
• The Swiss Bank House Revisited: Messerschmidt-Dietz Cabin
• Paul R. Wieand, Lehigh County Folk Artist
• Aldes un Neies / Old & New


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 29, No. 3, William T. Parsons, Mary Shuler Heimburger, J. Howard Fenstermacher, Amos Long Jr., A. Russell Slagle, John R. Costello Apr 1980

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 29, No. 3, William T. Parsons, Mary Shuler Heimburger, J. Howard Fenstermacher, Amos Long Jr., A. Russell Slagle, John R. Costello

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Shuler Family Correspondence
• Vestiges of the Markley Family
• 30 Years of the Kutztown Folk Festival: A Photo Essay
• The Rural Village
• Father of the Fraternity: Christopher Schlegel and Rosicrucianism
• A Lexical Comparison of Two Sister Languages: Pennsylvania German and Yiddish
• Aldes un Neies