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Igaty: An Archetype-Based Interactive Generative Abstraction System Focusing On Museum Interior Archetypes, Joori Suh Jan 2015

Igaty: An Archetype-Based Interactive Generative Abstraction System Focusing On Museum Interior Archetypes, Joori Suh

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Archetype in Greek means an original model that prevails in all later forms of variations, combinations, and transformations. In the field of design, types and archetypes have been used as an analytical tool; unfortunately, archetypes have not been perceived as promising prospects in the search for creative ideas, and the dynamic transformative quality embedded in archetypes has not been fully utilized among students and designers. Despite its inherent potential as sources of ideas for future invention, a number of scholars have criticized the typological approach to design for its exclusive nature primarily due to a misunderstanding of its fundamental structure ...


Influences On Pedestrian Bi-Directional Route Within Exhibition Spaces, Jennifer Claudia Haywood Jan 2014

Influences On Pedestrian Bi-Directional Route Within Exhibition Spaces, Jennifer Claudia Haywood

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Besides signage, other physical cues exist which appear to influence pedestrian bi-directional choice. This research hypothesizes that deflection of cues within an interior exhibit setting can directly influence visitor navigation. The implications are that some exhibits are viewed while others are ignored and more importantly the visitors' overall experience and education are affected.

A study, conducted on adult participants, was used to determine the affect of physical cues on directional choice. Observation of bi-directional route preference with cues of varying angle degrees was conducted. Additionally, a survey was performed to determine visitor perception of wall panels and their effect on ...


Designing Visitor Experience For Open-Ended Creative Engagement In Art Museums: A Conceptual Multi-Touch Prototype Design, Kegeng Liu Jan 2013

Designing Visitor Experience For Open-Ended Creative Engagement In Art Museums: A Conceptual Multi-Touch Prototype Design, Kegeng Liu

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The popularity and influence of digital interaction in museum design has greatly increased along with developments of society and technology. Science museums and natural history museums treat digital interactions, such as multi-touch displays, as important tools in exhibition design that improve the interactivity of visitor experience through open-ended activities. Art museums, however, which mostly focus on displaying art collections and lack hands-on activities in exhibits, have yet to embrace this type of interactivity. The visitor experience in art museums is still relatively passive: their digital interactions are limited to catalogs of art history, which offer few opportunities for personal input ...


The Rise And Fall Of American Marionette Theatre: Conservation Of The Bil Baird Puppet Collection, 1918-1987, Katharine Celia Greder Jan 2013

The Rise And Fall Of American Marionette Theatre: Conservation Of The Bil Baird Puppet Collection, 1918-1987, Katharine Celia Greder

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

One part conservation assessment and one part historical background, this thesis stems from work conducted in the summer of 2012 at MacNider Art Museum in Mason City, Iowa. Funded by the Otto Thieme Scholarship from the Costume Society of America, the research offers a morphological study of the 400 puppets in the Bil Baird puppet collection. Spanning the period from 1918 to 1987, the puppets examined offer a survey of American history throughout the 20th century, in context as well as content. The research catalogued the constituent parts of the object with suggestions for conservation. In an effort to draw ...


The Museum World: Career Skills And Training For Jobs In Textile And Clothing Historic Collections, Caitlyn Kamm Jan 2012

The Museum World: Career Skills And Training For Jobs In Textile And Clothing Historic Collections, Caitlyn Kamm

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Since the turn of the 20th century, textiles and clothing historic (TCH) collections have inspired designers, helped teach textiles and clothing history classes, and enhanced our understanding of history and different cultures (Queen & Berger, 2007; Sauro, 2009; Marcketti, Fitzpatrick, Keist, & Kadolph, 2011). Recently, museums have begun to hold blockbuster fashion exhibits to increase foot traffic, fundraise, and reach a more diverse audience (Anderson, 2000). In light of this trend and the highly competitive museum field, it is necessary to explore the skills and knowledge that make professionals working in these specific collections successful. Thus, the purpose of this research was to understand ...


The Rahmi M. Koç Museum, Istanbul, Amy Bix, Taner Edis Jan 2004

The Rahmi M. Koç Museum, Istanbul, Amy Bix, Taner Edis

History Publications

The past decade has witnessed the establishment, rapid growth, and gradual maturing of the Rahmi M. Koç Museum in Istanbul, Turkey's only museum of science, technology, and the history of technology. Its focus on transportation, industrial, and communications technologies is familiar to European and American visitors, but new for Turkish citizens. While the Koç Museum displays objects from all over Europe and the United States, it seeks to highlight Turkish perspectives on history of technology. A small but dedicated staff has significantly expanded and improved the exhibits over just the last two years.


Reassessing Subminoan: Context And Meaning, Margaret S. Mook Apr 2000

Reassessing Subminoan: Context And Meaning, Margaret S. Mook

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Subminoan is a term used variously and often inconsistently to refer to a chronological period and a style of pottery. Scholars have typically blurred the distinction between style and chronology from the end of the Bronze Age and throughout the Early Iron Age. The situation on Crete at the transition from Bronze Age to Early Iron Age is particularly difficult to explicate because, with the exception of the Kastro, the few excavated settlements, including Knossos and Phaistos, lack complete or stratigraphically continuous habitation records. Much of the relevant pottery has come from graves, notoriously unreliable sources for chronological information. The ...


Session Iv D: Workshop: Interpreting The Excavation Context: The Aims, Methods, And Problems In Reconstructing Early Iron Age Settlement At Kavousi, Crete, Margaret S. Mook Apr 1996

Session Iv D: Workshop: Interpreting The Excavation Context: The Aims, Methods, And Problems In Reconstructing Early Iron Age Settlement At Kavousi, Crete, Margaret S. Mook

World Languages and Cultures Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings

Methodological questions concerning the interpretation of archaeological context and the way in which archaeologists approach synthesis and publication are matters of current theoretical interest. Over the past two decades, however, methodological and theoretical issues have focused on survey, while interpretive frameworks for excavation have been little discussed in the realm of classical and Aegean prehistoric archaeology. This workshop is intended to encourage discussion on the interpretation of context in excavation by looking at the sites of Vronda and Kastro at Kavousi, excavated from 1987 through 1990. These sites have yielded extensive remains from the Early Iron Age and provide an ...


Phasing The Kastro: Abandonment And The Archaeological Record, Margaret S. Mook Apr 1996

Phasing The Kastro: Abandonment And The Archaeological Record, Margaret S. Mook

World Languages and Cultures Publications

While the processes of settlement abandonment have been a topic of long-standing interest to anthropologists and archaeologists working in the American Southwest, their implications are seldom acknowledged by Aegeanists. On the Kastro in East Crete, a settlement inhabited from Late Minoan IIIC into the Archaic period, variations in artifact type, size, and distribution across the site have not been adequately explained, but may now be reassessed with respect to abandonment processes. Recognition of these processes affects the interpretation of remains associated with both abandonment and deposition resulting from nonabandonment behavior, and also provides criteria for phasing.


The Development Of A Domestic Architectural Unit Throughout The Early Iron Age: The Northwest Building On The Kastro, East Crete, Margaret S. Mook Apr 1995

The Development Of A Domestic Architectural Unit Throughout The Early Iron Age: The Northwest Building On The Kastro, East Crete, Margaret S. Mook

World Languages and Cultures Publications

The Northwest Building is unique among the excavated remains on the Kastro at Kavousi, and perhaps in the archaeological record for the Early Iron Age in all of Greece. Here, the development of an insular architectural unit can be traced continuously throughout the duration of the Early Iron Age, that is, from the beginning of Late Minoan IIIC into the Archaic period.


Aspects Of Vernacular Architecture In Postpalatial And Early Iron Age Crete, Margaret S. Mook, Donald C. Haggis Apr 1994

Aspects Of Vernacular Architecture In Postpalatial And Early Iron Age Crete, Margaret S. Mook, Donald C. Haggis

Margaret S. Mook

Vernacular architecture in Postpalatial Crete exhibits a distinct diversion from the domestic architectural traditions of the Neopalatial period. In Neopalatial Crete, house designs are frequently dependent on Minoan palatial models and all house styles have a complexity that is seldom seen in the ensuing periods. Changes in vernacular architectural plans have emerged by the beginning of Late Minoan III, and include single-room dwellings and axially planned twoor three-room houses; they are found island-wide and continue and develop through the Early Iron Age. Standard features of these architectural types are defined and documented from LM III through the Late Geometric period ...


New Excavations Of A Middle Minoan Cemetery In East Crete, Donald C. Haggis, Margaret S. Mook, Jennifer L. Tobin, B.J. Hayden Apr 1993

New Excavations Of A Middle Minoan Cemetery In East Crete, Donald C. Haggis, Margaret S. Mook, Jennifer L. Tobin, B.J. Hayden

Margaret S. Mook

The Kalo Khorio Archaeological Rescue Project (KARP) is the excavation of a Middle Minoan (I-II) cemetery in the region of Kalo Khorio-Istron, at the southern edge of the Bay of Mirabella in eastern Crete. Excavation was conducted in September 1991 by members of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and under the auspices and general directorship of Metaxia Tsipopoulou and Costis Davaras of the Greek Archaeological Service of eastern Crete.


The Late Minoan Iiic Pottery From The Kastro At Kavousi, East Crete, Margaret S. Mook, William D.E. Coulson Apr 1993

The Late Minoan Iiic Pottery From The Kastro At Kavousi, East Crete, Margaret S. Mook, William D.E. Coulson

Margaret S. Mook

The last phase of the Bronze Age on Crete, Late Minoan IIIC, is poorly understood both culturally and chronologically. Although much has been said about the shapes and decoration of LM IIIC pottery, the analyses are primarily stylistic and lack a precise stratigraphical basis. The stylistic development within the pottery sequence is ill defined because the remains from type sites (such as Kastri, Karphi, and Phaistos) are incompletely published, extremely meager, or stratigraphically discontinuous. On the Kastro at Kavousi, however, three distinct chronological phases of LM IIIC occupation, representing the entirety of the period, in addition to a transitional LM ...


The Kavousi Coarse Wares: A Bronze Age Chronology For Survey In The Mirabello Area, East Crete, Donald C. Haggis, Margaret S. Mook Apr 1993

The Kavousi Coarse Wares: A Bronze Age Chronology For Survey In The Mirabello Area, East Crete, Donald C. Haggis, Margaret S. Mook

Margaret S. Mook

This paper presents the results of the Kavousi-Thriphti Survey coarse-ware study. It is argued that coarse utilitarian pottery can be used for dating sites in archaeological survey, and further, that coarse pottery on the surface of any site with a domestic or storage function may represent a wider, and thus more accurate, chronological range than the associated fine wares. Detailed descriptions of 18 coarse fabric types identified in the survey region are presented. Thirteen of these fabrics were determined to be chronologically diagnostic. These fabric types, with their proposed chronological ranges and proveniences, provide sufficient data to begin analyzing the ...


The Development Of A Prehistoric Coarse Ware Pottery Typology For Survey At Kavousi, East Crete, Margaret S. Mook, Donal C. Haggis Apr 1992

The Development Of A Prehistoric Coarse Ware Pottery Typology For Survey At Kavousi, East Crete, Margaret S. Mook, Donal C. Haggis

Margaret S. Mook

Archaeological survey and excavation in the KavousiThriphti area of East Crete has provided the evidence for establishing a coarse ware fabric typology for this region. Coarse wares constitute 70-90% of the typical Aegean pottery assemblage and a chronological typology for this pottery is useful for dating surface remains, as well as deposits from excavated contexts. Diachronic changes in coarse ware fabric types have now been documented from the Early Minoan through Late Geometric/Archaic periods at Kavousi.


The Kavousi-Thriphti Survey, 1988-1989, Margaret S. Mook, Donald Haggis Apr 1990

The Kavousi-Thriphti Survey, 1988-1989, Margaret S. Mook, Donald Haggis

Margaret S. Mook

Excavation was continued in four Late Minoan buildings on the north side of the Roussolakkos town site (Buildings 1 and 3-5). Building 1 was severely eroded but was fully revealed in outline, and good evidence was recovered for its history: founded in late LM lA, it replaced an MM IIB/LM lA structure in which metallurgical work in copper had taken place. Domestic activity (grinding grain and cooking) and some religious functions are among those suggested for the successive periods of later occupation (LM IB, LM II, and LM Ill). Building 3, adjacent to this, was much better preserved, up ...


The Stoneware Industry At Moingona, Iowa: An Archaeological And Historical Study Of Moingona Pottery Works (13bn120) And Flint Stone Pottery (13bn132), Allen Leo Schroeder Jan 1979

The Stoneware Industry At Moingona, Iowa: An Archaeological And Historical Study Of Moingona Pottery Works (13bn120) And Flint Stone Pottery (13bn132), Allen Leo Schroeder

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Nineteenth Century Ceramic Industry At Coal Valley: Archaeology Of 13bn111 (Noah Creek Kiln), Barbara Schulte Jan 1974

The Nineteenth Century Ceramic Industry At Coal Valley: Archaeology Of 13bn111 (Noah Creek Kiln), Barbara Schulte

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.