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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.


Profanation, Tsahi Zac H. Hacmon May 2018

Profanation, Tsahi Zac H. Hacmon

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This paper attempts to provoke an Israeli American dialogue that comes through profanity of conventional architecture. I am creating this dialogue by displaying two main subjects in proximity to each other: border architecture from Israel and institutional architecture or non-places in New York.


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 ...


Materializing Absence: Traces Of Long's Farm, Michael O. Foster Nov 2017

Materializing Absence: Traces Of Long's Farm, Michael O. Foster

Art and Art History Graduate Contributions

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A Skin-Deep Analysis On Deconstruction: How Transforming The Modern Surface Transformed Notions On Gender, Elise K. Young Jan 2016

A Skin-Deep Analysis On Deconstruction: How Transforming The Modern Surface Transformed Notions On Gender, Elise K. Young

Scripps Senior Theses

While focusing on high fashion and architecture, this thesis explores an aesthetic transition between the early 20th century’s “modern” style and the later 20th century style of “deconstruction.” We believe the style of “deconstruction” revolutionized visual metaphors for modern gender identity through the manipulation and experimentation of surfaces. These metaphors were accomplished through transformation relationships between surface, structure, and ornament. This study exclusively uses examples from women’s fashion and building façades for its analysis


Hand-Eye, Michael S. Pszczonak Aug 2015

Hand-Eye, Michael S. Pszczonak

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This integrated article thesis has two distinct chapters: The first chapter is a case study on a selection of works by German artist Sigmar Polke using Hal Fosters writing on the historical and neo-avant-gardes. The study traces the way Polke revisits the first avant-garde project and comprehends its attempted traumatic rift from dominant ideologies for the first time. The second chapter is a comprehensive artist statement which simultaneously outlines the theoretical underpinnings of my work as well as the process leading to the body of work on display at McIntosh Gallery. The research sets out to answer the following question ...


Rhyme Or Reason:That Is The Question?, Jim Roche Aug 2012

Rhyme Or Reason:That Is The Question?, Jim Roche

Articles

Noting that “the aesthetic should not be limited merely to the way things look” the organisers of this conference sought “in part to address the discursive limitation in architecture and related subjects by broadening the aesthetic discourse beyond questions relating to purely visual phenomena in order to include those derived from all facets of human experience”.

So where does etchics come in? Well, the introductory brochure noted that most philosophical trained aestheticians will say that “the aesthetic is everything” hinting perhaps of the necessity for a more haptic experience of architecture. It also drew on Wittgenstein’s quote that “ethics ...


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 ...


Graduate Sessions 6: Televisuality, Jon Yoder, James L. Hepokoski, James Utterback Apr 2011

Graduate Sessions 6: Televisuality, Jon Yoder, James L. Hepokoski, James Utterback

Full list of publications from School of Architecture

The Televisuality symposium was organized by Jon Yoder and the students of Architectural Theory + Design Research, a core component to the graduate curriculum in the School of Architecture.


Graduate Sessions 10: Preston Scott Cohen, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas Apr 2010

Graduate Sessions 10: Preston Scott Cohen, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas

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Preston Scott Cohen, founder of Preston Scott Cohen, Inc., is the Chair of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is the author of Contested Symmetries and numerous theoretical and historical essays as well as the designer of several significant cultural institutions, urban plans, and residences for which he has received awards and honors including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture.


Demolition Men: Contemporary Britain And The Battle Of Brutalism, Susannah L. Grossman Mar 2010

Demolition Men: Contemporary Britain And The Battle Of Brutalism, Susannah L. Grossman

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

This thesis examines the contentious legacy of brutalist architecture in Britain. Once the lingua franca of post-war architecture in the UK--demonstrating the principles of modernism advocated by high-profile European architects like Le Corbusier as well as socialist ethics--brutalist architecture's legacy in Britain today is both reviled and revered. The paper, by surveying three major buildings that are classified as "brutalist": Alison and Peter Smithson's Hunstanton Secondary Modern School, Erno Goldfinger's Trellick Tower, and Denys Lasdun's National Theatre, intends to demonstrate the enduring importance of brutalist architecture in Britain. By examining the difference between architectural history and ...


The Thinking Hand: Book Review, Jim Roche Jan 2010

The Thinking Hand: Book Review, Jim Roche

Articles

In this new book Juhani Pallasmaa continues his phenomenological exploration begun in ‘The Eyes of the Skin (2005)’, with the ‘Thinking Hand’ here proffered as a metaphor for his contention that all our senses, have innate imbedded crucial skills which help us perform the most basic daily tasks – and to create inspired works of art and architecture.


Graduate Sessions 9: Keller Easterling, James Lucas, Mark D. Linder, Cameron Lassiter Nov 2009

Graduate Sessions 9: Keller Easterling, James Lucas, Mark D. Linder, Cameron Lassiter

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Keller Easterling is an architect, professor, urbanist, and writer whose books Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and Its Political Masquerades and Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America offer original and provocative conflations of spatial theory and contemporary design.


Graduate Sessions 7: Anthony Vidler, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas, Lauren M. Baez Nov 2008

Graduate Sessions 7: Anthony Vidler, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas, Lauren M. Baez

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Anthony Vidler is Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. His books include Histories of the Immediate Present, The Architectural Uncanny, Warped Space, and The Writing of the Walls.


Graduate Sessions 8: Neil Denari, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas, Melissa Griffin Oct 2008

Graduate Sessions 8: Neil Denari, Mark D. Linder, James Lucas, Melissa Griffin

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Neil Denari is the founder and principal of Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc. He was the director of SCI-Arc from 1997 to 2001 and is currently a professor in the Architecture and Urban Design Department at UCLA. His lecture at Syracuse Architecture, entitled "The New Intimacy," is one of over two hundred he has given at institutions throughout France, Japan, and the United States.


Graduate Sessions 5: Johnston Marklee, James Degennaro, Amanda Jones Nov 2007

Graduate Sessions 5: Johnston Marklee, James Degennaro, Amanda Jones

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Sharon Johnston, AIA & Mark Lee are the principal founders of Johnston MarkLee Associates. Sharon currently teaches at UCLA's Department of Architecture and Urban Design and has directed visiting critics studios throughout the country. Mark Lee is an integral faculty member at UCLA and is currently the Vice Chair.

Founded in 1998, Los Angeles-based Johnston MarkLee & Associates designs and develops distinvtive architectural environments that are responsive to the variable intermix of specific conditions of site, program and economics. Recent projects include an exhibition design at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art entitled nano, numerous award-winning houses that are responsive to contemporary issues and, yet, perpetuate historical disciplinary practices regarding housing issues; and more recently major large-scale commissions in China.


Graduate Sessions 3: Juan Herreros, Mark D. Linder, Beth Mosenthal Oct 2006

Graduate Sessions 3: Juan Herreros, Mark D. Linder, Beth Mosenthal

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Juan Herreros is the founder and principal of Abalos and Herreros Architects in Madrid and teaches internationally as a Doctor of Architecture, Senior Professor and head of Teaching Unit Q at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, as well as a Visiting Professor most recently at Princeton University and the Illinois Institute of Technology

The work of Abalos and Herreros ranges from published works including Tower and Office: From Modernist Theory to Contemporary Practice and Recycling Madrid to critically-acclaimed built work including apartment and office towers in Vitoria and the Woermann complex in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ...


Graduate Sessions 4: Transdisiplinary Applications, Mark D. Linder, Joseph Sisko Apr 2006

Graduate Sessions 4: Transdisiplinary Applications, Mark D. Linder, Joseph Sisko

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This issue of Graduate Sessions combines the panel discussions of Transdisciplinary Applications, a symposium featuring designers and researchers who studied the discipline of architecture and now are expanding the field of the discipline by applying specifically architectural techniques to problems and projects outside of, or marginal to, the proper domain of the profession.


Graduate Sessions 1: Sylvia Lavin, Mark D. Linder, James Degennaro Oct 2005

Graduate Sessions 1: Sylvia Lavin, Mark D. Linder, James Degennaro

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Sylvia Lavin is Professor of Architecture at UCLA and writes widely on contemporary architecture and theory. She recently completed a year as a Getty Scholar where she was working on her next book, The Flash in the Pan and Other Forms of Architectural Contemporaneity. She is co-editor of Crib Sheets (Monacelli Press, 2005) and the author of Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture (MIT Press, 2005).


Graduate Sessions 2: Greg Lynn, Mark D. Linder, Beth Mosenthal Oct 2005

Graduate Sessions 2: Greg Lynn, Mark D. Linder, Beth Mosenthal

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Greg Lynn is the principal of Greg Lynn FORM and has lectured and taught internationally, as Professor at the Universitat fur Angewandte Kunst in Vienna, as Davenport Professor at Yale, and as studio professor at UCLA. He curated the exhibitions "Intricacy" (2003) at the ICA in Philidelphia, and "Intricate Surface" (2003) at the MAK in Vienna. He is the editor of Folding in Architecture (Architectural Design, 1993), the author of Animate Form (Princeton Architectural Press, 1998), and Folds, Bodies, and Blobs: Collected Essays (La Lettre Vole, 1998).


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.


Owen Jones' The Grammar Of Ornament: Field Theory In The Post-Modern Studio, Kresten Jespersen Dec 1987

Owen Jones' The Grammar Of Ornament: Field Theory In The Post-Modern Studio, Kresten Jespersen

Kresten Jespersen

A suggested use of Owen Jones's great encyclopedia of ornament for the contemporary architectural studio. the article is the outcome of a course given for the students in the Undergraduate Architecture Program by Prof. Kent Bloomer and myself in 1984.


Form And Meaning: The Conventionalization Of The Leaf Ornament, Kresten Jespersen Dec 1986

Form And Meaning: The Conventionalization Of The Leaf Ornament, Kresten Jespersen

Kresten Jespersen

As did Owen Jones, Bloomer argues for a modern style of ornament to decorate a modern architecture. Based on formal laws rather than theories of classical or naturalistic imitation, conventionalization can be seen as being explicitly modern. Moreover, deriving from the work of ornament, these laws are dependent on intrinsic rather than extrinsic principles.


The European Diary Of Fred And Lillian Lear, Patricia Newman Jul 1978

The European Diary Of Fred And Lillian Lear, Patricia Newman

The Courier

This article describes the journals and sketches of Frederick and Lillian Lear, now housed in Syracuse University Special Collections. The couple toured Europe just a few years before the dawn of World War I. Frederick, an architecture professor at Syracuse University, critiqued the style of European art and architecture of the time, while Lillian offered interesting observations of Eueopean culture.