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Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts

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ISBN: 9781138054097 9781315166551 Year: Pages: 584 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Architecture --- Arts in general
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This book is a combination of innovative research submitted to a conference on Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) whereas scholars from all over the world&#xD;gather in one venue to discuss cultural, historical, and economic issues of the city. Thus, the&#xD;book offers a collective and global solution that is applicable on a universal level.&#xD;The research presented in this book was conducted by authors, or rather participants of&#xD;the conference from, three different continents of the world and organized by IEREK. It was&#xD;a distinct opportunity for them to share their thoughts with leading scholars and professionals&#xD;in the field of Architecture, Arts, and Planning.&#xD;The research and materials in this book are directed at those who are actively engaged in&#xD;the decision-making processes and to a heterogeneous audience who has an interest to critically&#xD;examine all the new literature available in the field.&#xD;A special word of thanks should be made to the editors of this book and to all the authors&#xD;and co-authors of the chapters who collectively provided the academic community with&#xD;unique and increasingly valuable literature.

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architecture --- city --- citaa --- arts --- identity

Prison, Architecture and Humans

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ISBN: 9788202529673 Year: Pages: 385 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.31 Language: English
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing)
Subject: Sociology --- Architecture
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"What is prison architecture and how can it be studied? How are concepts such as humanism, dignity and solidarity translated into prison architecture? What kind of ideologies and ideas are expressed in various prison buildings from different eras and locations? What is the outside and the inside of a prison, and what is the significance of movement within the prison space? What does a lunch table have to do with prison architecture? How do prisoners experience materiality in serving a prison sentence? These questions are central to the texts presented in this anthology. Prison, Architecture and Humans is the result of a collaboration between researchers and architects from Italy, Norway and Sweden. It presents new approaches to prison architecture and penological research by focusing on prison design, prison artefacts, everyday prison life and imprisoned bodies. The book will be of interest to students, researchers, architects and politicians."

Fonthill Recovered

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Book Series: Comparative Literature and Culture ISBN: 9781787350458 Year: Pages: 428 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787350458 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: History of arts --- Construction --- Social Sciences --- History --- Architecture --- Arts in general
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Fonthill, in Wiltshire, is traditionally associated with the writer and collector William Beckford who built his Gothic fantasy house called Fonthill Abbey at the end of the eighteenth century. The collapse of the Abbey’s tower in 1825 transformed the name Fonthill into a symbol for overarching ambition and folly, a sublime ruin. Fonthill is, however, much more than the story of one man’s excesses. Beckford’s Abbey is only one of several important houses to be built on the estate since the early sixteenth century, all of them eventually consumed by fire or deliberately demolished, and all of them oddly forgotten by historians. Little now remains: a tower, a stable block, a kitchen range, some dressed stone, an indentation in a field. Fonthill Recovered draws on histories of art and architecture, politics and economics to explore the rich cultural history of this famous Wiltshire estate. The first half of the book traces the occupation of Fonthill from the Bronze Age to the twenty-first century. Some of the owners surpassed Beckford in terms of their wealth, their collections, their political power and even, in one case, their sexual misdemeanours. They include Charles I’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the richest commoner in the nineteenth century. The second half of the book consists of essays on specific topics, filling out such crucial areas as the complex history of the designed landscape, the sources of the Beckfords’ wealth and their collections, and one essay that features the most recent appearance of the Abbey in a video game.

Der Arkadenhof der Universität Wien und die Tradition der Gelehrtenmemoria in Europa

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ISBN: 9783205205999 Year: DOI: 10.7767/9783205205999 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103503
Subject: Architecture
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Originating from the monumental ensemble of the arcade court of Vienna University, this thematic issue is dedicated to the traditon of academic memorials in a european-wide comparison. The first part of the volume focusses on the monuments of the Vienna University in context of development history and changing cultural and political framework conditions. The second part shows the european perspektive and focusses on the ancient and early modern era origins of the hall of honour, and the the different manifestation in chosen european countries until today. The issue contributes with its diverse methodical articles in a significant way to a discursive discussion on traditon and currency of academic memorials.

Nothing in MoMA

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ISBN: 9781947447752 9781947447769 Year: Pages: 90 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0208.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Arts in general
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Nothing in MoMA is a series of photographs captured in areas of Manhattan museums in which there are no artworks, written words, or people. Addressing the “grammar that organizes and secures our scene of looking,” in the words of art historian David Joselit’s introduction, the book imagines a composite empty museum or a narrative of marginal attention. Originally displayed in partial prototype as a children’s board book at Artists Space in 2015, Nothing in MoMA is here collected for the first time in the series’ entirety. Evoking the history of indeterminacy as much as that of institutional critique, the deadpan composition of Adams’s photographs likewise recalls François Jullien’s theory of bland aesthetics, in a playful reductio of socio-institutional space to a bare literality. Both a visual essay on museum phenomenology and a performance document, Nothing in MoMA describes a choreography of avoidance, in which a conceptual constraint becomes a means of seeing and navigating concrete space.

Treatise on the Marvelous for Prestigious Museums

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ISBN: 9781947447592 9781947447608 Year: Pages: 110 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0203.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Wrapped in modernist architect Marcel Breuer’s 1971 addition to the Cleveland Museum of Art, A Treatise on the Marvelous for Prestigious Museums considers the global ecological catastrophe by way of a speculative address to the art museums of the future, revisiting mid-century modes of site-specificity and speculative collage as utopian practices for the present. Written over the course of a decade, the book insists on the continuing importance of the New American Poetry and Language poetics, and includes work in the tradition of the ongoing serial poem and documentary poetics. This full color edition reproduces the maps, diagrams, and facsimiles that adorn the treatise.

Arbeit. Wohnen. Computer

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ISBN: 9783947732111 9783947732098 9783947732104 Year: Pages: 520 DOI: 10.17885/heiup.422.613 Language: German
Publisher: Heidelberg University Publishing (heiUP)
Subject: Arts in general
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In the 1960s, between the construction of the Berlin Wall (1961) and the change of power (Ulbricht / Honecker 1971), a field of tension between the claim to power and truth of the SED on one side and the subjective obstinacy of the works of art and their creators on the other hand developed. Within it, debates arose regarding the question of the design and appearance of a future, technologically high developed and scientific socialism. Working. Living. Computer tracks down questions about the appearance of the worker of the future, the future of living, and the significance of the computer in the future and analyses these imaginative worlds of socialist dreams and desires in image, architecture, and texts.

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Architecture --- GDR --- Art --- Utopia --- Socialism --- Architektur --- DDR --- Kunst --- Utopie --- Sozialismus

Representation in the Brain

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889455966 Year: Pages: 147 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-596-6 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Psychology
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This eBook contains ten articles on the topic of representation of abstract concepts, both simple and complex, at the neural level in the brain. Seven of the articles directly address the main competing theories of mental representation – localist and distributed. Four of these articles argue – either on a theoretical basis or with neurophysiological evidence – that abstract concepts, simple or complex, exist (have to exist) at either the single cell level or in an exclusive neural cell assembly. There are three other papers that argue for sparse distributed representation (population coding) of abstract concepts. There are two other papers that discuss neural implementation of symbolic models. The remaining paper deals with learning of motor skills from imagery versus actual execution. A summary of these papers is provided in the Editorial.

Der sogenannte Hadrianstempel an der Kuretenstraße, Planmappe

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ISBN: 9783700179948 Year: Pages: 11 Seiten Language: English|Turkish|German
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 417
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The publication on the so-called „Temple of Hadrian" on Curetes' Street in Ephesos is the first comprehensive publication of this important monument from the Roman Imperial period in Asia Minor. Based on new research on architecture, inscriptions, and decoration, a contextual interpretation allows us to understand the temple in the context of the cult for the city goddess Artemis and ritual processions through the Ephesian city center in her honor.Text see: http://e-book.fwf.ac.at/o:1150Tables see: http://e-book.fwf.ac.at/o:1151

Las formas de la educación. Vínculos entre dimensión docente y dimensión arquitectónica en disciplinas creativas, como expresión de innovación universitaria

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Book Series: Historia de las Universidades ISSN: 1886-0710 ISBN: 9788491486282 Year: Volume: 42 Pages: 169 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Figuerola Institute of Social Science History
Subject: Architecture --- Education
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Education has shape. Such a quality, inherent to human formation processes, can be verified through centuries. The present text displays several sound theoretical arguments, oriented towards two basic goals: Investigate the historical connection between the architectural and educational dimensions, in terms of innovation. Propose a series of creative strategies that can be useful for universities when planning their urban&architectural implantations. Thus, one of the underlying intentions is to set up synergies between three aspects: the expressed theoretical arguments, the project references, and the one corresponding to pedagogical activities developed within disciplines narrowly associated to the remarked creativity. Such synergies converge in the present work, in order to compose a thematic body that, combining the cited conceptual base with the always exemplary praxis (both educational and architectural), serves as a valid tool to inspire processes of pedagogical and spatial requalification in Higher Education institutions. Under a global perspective, this text is the outcome of innovative actions carried out by the two authors in the last years, combining research and teaching initiatives in the areas of knowledge of Architecture and Fashion, which traditionally have shared a series of composition features in their designs. Following a global impulse addressed to foster creativity, they were developed in the Escuela Politécnica Superior (USPCEU), and in the Centro Superior de Diseño de Moda de Madrid (UPM). In addition, it is analyzed the relation existing in those innovative activities between the educational and spatial aspects. Consequently, this work is characterized by its interdisciplinary profile, which can promote future creative teaching&learning projects in different areas of knowledge. The overall intention is to provide universities with innovative experiences that can help them all to foster sound optimizations of their mission, affecting both the educational dimension and its urban&architectural shape.---La Educación posee forma. Esta cualidad, inherente a los procesos formativos del ser humano, puede constatarse a lo largo de los siglos. El presente texto desarrolla un conjunto de argumentos teóricos sólidos, orientados a dos objetivos básicos: Investigar la conexión histórica entre las dimensiones arquitectónica y educativa, en clave de innovación y creatividad. Proponer un elenco de estrategias creativas que puedan ser útiles para que las universidades, cuando planifiquen sus implantaciones urbanístico-arquitectónicas. Así, una de las intenciones subyacentes es establecer sinergias entre tres aspectos: los expresados argumentos teóricos, las referencias proyectuales, y el correspondiente a las actividades pedagógicas desarrolladas dentro de disciplinas íntimamente relacionadas con la mencionada creatividad. Dichas sinergias convergen en el presente trabajo, con el fin de impulsar un corpus temático que, combinando la referida base conceptual con la siempre ilustrativa praxis (tanto educativa como arquitectónica), sirva como herramienta válida para inspirar procesos de recualificación pedagógica y espacial en instituciones de Educación Suprior. Bajo una perspectiva global, este texto es el resultado de acciones de innovación llevadas a cabo por sus dos autores en los últimos años, combinando iniciativas de investigación y enseñanza en las áreas de conocimiento de Arquitectura y Moda, que tradicionalmente han compartido un conjunto de rasgos compositivos en sus diseños. Siguiendo un impulso global dirigido a fomentar la creatividad, fueron realizadas en la Escuela Politécnica Superior (USPCEU), y en el Centro Superior de Diseño de Moda de Madrid (UPM). En añadidura, se analiza la relación existente en dichas actividades de innovación entre los aspectos educativos y los espaciales. En consecuencia, este trabajo se caracteriza por su perfil interdisciplinar, que puede promover futuros proyectos de Enseñanza/Aprendizaje creativos en diferentes áreas de conocimiento. La intención general es aportar a las universidades experiencias innovadoras que puedan ser de ayuda a todas ellas para promover optimizaciones consistentes de su misión, afectando tanto a la dimensión educativa como a su forma urbanístico-arquitectónica.

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