In Materially Crafted, Victoria Hudgins, creator of the popular design blog A Subtle Revelry, uncovers the best and least intimidating ways to work with the most popular crafting materials—from spray paint and concrete to thread, wax, and ...
Author: Victoria Hudgins
Category: House & Home
“Perfect for anyone embracing their crafty side for the first time (or those who just want to keep developing their design chops)” (HGTV). Design enthusiasts are bombarded with beautiful inspiration at every turn, but many lack the foundation necessary to recreate their dream projects. In Materially Crafted, Victoria Hudgins, creator of the popular design blog A Subtle Revelry, uncovers the best and least intimidating ways to work with the most popular crafting materials—from spray paint and concrete to thread, wax, and paper—and presents more than thirty easy projects to get everyone started. Peppered with Hudgins’s tips for “merrymaking the everyday" (using simple DIY ideas to live life more joyfully) plus inspirational photos of projects created by other prominent bloggers, Materially Crafted is an indispensable guide for a new generation of design enthusiasts looking to DIY their own distinctive style. “Her book focuses on materials and great ways (including 30 main projects) to transform them into something special.” —Design*Sponge
And if the material base of theater culture changed very little between the 1570s
and 1640s, then acting companies ... Last Judgment scenes would have made—
were materially crafted to make—a profound and longlasting impression on their
Author: Kurt A. Schreyer
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In Shakespeare’s Medieval Craft, Kurt A. Schreyer explores the relationship between Shakespeare’s plays and a tradition of late medieval English biblical drama known as mystery plays. Scholars of English theater have long debated Shakespeare’s connection to the mystery play tradition, but Schreyer provides new perspective on the subject by focusing on the Chester Banns, a sixteenth-century proclamation announcing the annual performance of that city’s cycle of mystery plays. Through close study of the Banns, Schreyer demonstrates the central importance of medieval stage objects—as vital and direct agents and not merely as precursors—to the Shakespearean stage. As Schreyer shows, the Chester Banns serve as a paradigm for how Shakespeare’s theater might have reflected on and incorporated the mystery play tradition, yet distinguished itself from it. For instance, he demonstrates that certain material features of Shakespeare’s stage—including the ass’s head of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the theatrical space of Purgatory in Hamlet, and the knocking at the gate in the Porter scene of Macbeth—were in fact remnants of the earlier mysteries transformed to meet the exigencies of the commercial London playhouses. Schreyer argues that the ongoing agency of supposedly superseded theatrical objects and practices reveal how the mystery plays shaped dramatic production long after their demise. At the same time, these medieval traditions help to reposition Shakespeare as more than a writer of plays; he was a play-wright, a dramatic artisan who forged new theatrical works by fitting poetry to the material remnants of an older dramatic tradition.
It depends on the opposition of “daily life” to “the eternal,” and of “handicraft” and
“the material world” to an implicit world of ... In this case, the use of ornamentation
as a materially grounded craft is opposed more to capitalist alienation than to ...
Author: Theo Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Ornamental Aesthetics offers a theory of ornamentation as a manner of marking out objects for notice, attention, praise, and a means of exploring qualities of mental engagement other than interpretation and representation. Although Thoreau, Dickinson, and Whitman were hostile to the overdecorated rooms and poems of nineteenth-century culture, their writings are full of references to chandeliers, butterflies, diamonds, and banners which indicate their primary investment in ornamentation as a form of attending. Theo Davis argues that this essential quality of ornamentation has been obscured by the enduring emphasis of literary studies on the structure of representation, and on how meaning is embodied in material form. Thoreau, Dickinson, and Whitman's sense of ornamentation as a manner of attending is grounded in an understanding of poetry as an adornment to the world, and thus as a way of relating to what is present rather than of representing it. Ornamental Aesthetics investigates the aesthetic practices of Thoreau, Dickinson, and Whitman through readings of the writings of Martin Heidegger, which also presents the human mind as an agitated, responsive, and ornamental presence. Drawing together work in poetics, rhetoric, philosophy, and nineteenth-century American literature, Ornamental Aesthetics ultimately argues that the kinds of immediate experience of attending which concerns ornamentation should retain a central place in the study of literature and the humanities more broadly.
... the design work of Holl, a historical reading by Pérez-Gómez, and an
interpretation regarding craft from Pallasmaa. ... of phenomenology that followed
would be defined through bodily sensations in response to the materially crafted
Author: Mitra Kanaani
The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice provides an overview of established and emerging trends in architecture practice. Contributions of the latest research from international experts examine external forces applied to the practice and discipline of architecture. Each chapter contains up-to-date and relevant information about select aspects of architecture, and the changes this information will have on the future of the profession. The Companion contains thirty-five chapters, divided into seven parts: Theoretical Stances, Technology, Sustainability, Behavorism, Urbanism, Professional Practice and Society. Topics include: Evidence-Based Design, Performativity, Designing for Net Zero Energy, The Substance of Light in Design, Social Equity and Ethics for Sustainable Architecture, Universal Design, Design Psychology, Architecture, Branding and the Politics of Identity, The Role of BIM in Green Architecture, Public Health and the Design Process, Affordable Housing, Disaster Preparation and Mitigation, Diversity and many more. Each chapter follows the running theme of examining external forces applied to the practice and discipline of architecture in order to uncover the evolving theoretical tenets of what constitutes today’s architectural profession, and the tools that will be required of the future architect. This book considers architecture’s interdisciplinary nature, and addresses its current and evolving perspectives related to social, economic, environmental, technological, and globalization trends. These challenges are central to the future direction of architecture and as such this Companion will serve as an invaluable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, existing practitioners and future architects.
... to mortgage tradition , to drain away the material content of buildings and with it
the expensive demands of craft and ... of the sort we admire in Europe and even
in North and Central America — a materially crafted architecture nourished by ...
Author: Magali Sarfatti Larson
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
28 projects by the award-winning San Diego-based architect.
Making sense of such alliances demands an attention to the materially
heterogeneous politics crafted through these solidarities. Social movement
theory, including work on environmental politics, and much work on the
geographies of ...
Author: David Featherstone
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
Utilizing research on networked struggles in both the 18th-century Atlantic world and our modern day, Resistance, Space and Political Identities: The Making of Counter-Global Networks challenges existing understandings of the relations between space, politics, and resistance to develop an innovative account of networked forms of resistance and political activity. Explores counter-global struggles in both the past and present—including both the 18th-century Atlantic world and contemporary forms of resistance Examines the productive geographies of contestation Foregrounds the solidarities and geographies of connection between different place-based struggles and argues that such solidarities are essential to produce more plural forms of globalization
It would matter because the Navajo rug , as a craftwork , is first and foremost a material body . There is a dialectic in the crafts that involves the body of the work .
To matter is not to ' mean ' in the communicative sense , but to make material ...
Author: Sue Rowley
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
What is the relationship between art, craft and design? Where does craft sit in the museum? This innovative interdisciplinary collection explores cultural perceptions of craft and their impact on contemporary practice.
... to prepare and disseminate materially false and misleading tout sheets -crafted
to appear like independent investment newsletters and entitled the Wall Street
Bulletin - promoting Anscott stock. These tout sheets recommended Anscott stock
crafts of regional - ethnic groups burst on the American scene . ... Roadways
made the point by culminating in a last chapter entitled “ Folk Art . ” The art of the
people she observed was not so much materially crafted as expressed in the
Author: Simon Bronner
Category: Social Science
Following Tradition is an expansive examination of the history of tradition—"one of the most common as well as most contested terms in English language usage"—in Americans' thinking and discourse about culture. Tradition in use becomes problematic because of "its multiple meanings and its conceptual softness." As a term and a concept, it has been important in the development of all scholarly fields that study American culture. Folklore, history, American studies, anthropology, cultural studies, and others assign different value and meaning to tradition. It is a frequent point of reference in popular discourse concerning everything from politics to lifestyles to sports and entertainment. Politicians and social advocates appeal to it as prima facie evidence of the worth of their causes. Entertainment and other media mass produce it, or at least a facsimile of it. In a society that frequently seeks to reinvent itself, tradition as a cultural anchor to be reverenced or rejected is an essential, if elusive, concept. Simon Bronner's wide net captures the historical, rhetorical, philosophical, and psychological dimensions of tradition. As he notes, he has written a book "about an American tradition—arguing about it." His elucidation of those arguments makes fascinating and thoughtful reading. An essential text for folklorists, Following Tradition will be a valuable reference as well for historians and anthropologists; students of American studies, popular culture, and cultural studies; and anyone interested in the continuing place of tradition in American culture.
Conclusion TREMENDOUS ADVANCES FOR PROFESSIONAL CRAFT HAVE
BEEN ACHIEVED in Canada over the past ... technically advanced , materially
experimental , and able to engage in the discourses of eclectic postmodern
Author: Sandra Alfoldy
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
By contrasting American experience with the Canadian context, which includes a unique Quebec identity and a Native dimension, Sandra Alfoldy argues that the development of organizations, advanced education for craftspeople, and exhibition and promotional opportunities have contributed to the distinct evolution of professional craft in Canada over the past forty years. Alfoldy focuses on 1964-74 and the debates over distinctions between professional, self-taught, and amateur craftspeople and between one-of-a-kind and traditional craft objects. She deals extensively with key people and events, including American philanthropist Aileen Osborn Webb and Canadian philanthropist Joan Chalmers, the foundation of the World Crafts Council (1964) and the Canadian Crafts Council (1974), the Canadian Fine Crafts exhibition at Expo 67, and the In Praise of Hands exhibition of 1974. Drawing upon a wealth of previously unexploited materials, this richly documented survey includes descriptions and illustrations of significant works and identifies the challenges that lie ahead for professional crafts in Canada.
In the broad context of modern art as source , one can see Helm ' s inversion of
material uses and appearances as relating ... Helm admires the work of these
artists , yet he separates himself by the emphasis he invests on the materially crafted ...
Author: Robert Helm
Publisher: Blaffer Art Museum
A commemorative volume prepared in conjunction with an exhibition orgainzed by Marti Mayo for the Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, and a subsequent tour.
correspondingly " de - text - ualized , " these seemingly materially crafted objects
may be recognized for what they are : blueprints - - or better yet , DNA maps - - of
the songs to come . With no material existence away from the singer , they are ...
While maintaining that physical reference , “ bronze " points to metallic guilding
that is materially crafted , much like the composition of the poem . The plurality of
“ horizons " amplifies the physical horizon to include the abstract and linguistic ...
It is unthinkable that anything fashioned from materially crafted parts could do
anything in the way of a computer . All computing machines of the early scientists
, Leibniz , Pascal , and Babbage didn't work , because technology was not there ...
Author: Sarah Milledge NelsonPublish On: 2001-12-22
Woman's income-generating labor is not materially visible in the household
compounds at San Mateo Ixtatan. ... As with other material indices, the craft
activities by women that generate household income are not unambiguously
evident in ...
Author: Sarah Milledge Nelson
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Category: Social Science
In Pursuit of Gender advances the study of gender in archaeology with detailed data, a world-wide scope and carefully reasoned conclusions that move into new territory, paving the way towards further research in gender-based theory.
If a building is physically well built ( well crafted ) and aesthetically good (
something for the moment I identify with art but ... Since this is a conjoint definition
, if a physically or materially well built building has no beauty it will have no
claims to ...
Author: Arts and Crafts Exhibition SocietyPublish On: 1893
The paper on which the printing is to be done is a necessary part of our subject :
of this it may be said that though there is some good paper made now , it is never
used except for very expensive books , although it would not materially increase
I have experienced almost every level of material existence so that I might learn
the qualities necessary for survival. ... what a man (or woman) possesses materially, his survival depends solely on the quality of his personal life—nothing
Author: Richard Jamison
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
"From craftsmen, artisans, archaeologists, anthropologists, and outdoorsmen come skills passed down through the centuries: fire making, camp cooking, basket weaving, pottery making, animal tracking. Now anyone can make glue from the yucca plant or make a juniper-bark berry basket"--Jacket.
Author: Brooks Manufacturing CoPublish On: 1993-01-01
The quarter sawed material is superbly beautiful . You may be sure that when we
are in the market for more furniture , of this kind , you will hear from us . Yours
very truly , L. C. MEAD , Supt . South Dakota State Hospital . and again on August
Author: Brooks Manufacturing Co
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
In the early 1900s American taste in furniture changed from Victorian to the simpler look associated with Mission and Craftsman styles and the Arts & Crafts movement. The Brooks Manufacturing Co. specialized in the these new designs. This republication of the company's 1912 catalog contains photographs and detailed descriptions of more than 150 now collectible pieces. 150 photos. 20 illustrations. 1 color plate.
Against the dominant assumption that the world is a single universal reality that can only be known by modern expert science, this book argues that worlds are worlded—they are socially and materially crafted in multiple forms in everyday ...
Author: Keiichi Omura
Category: Social Science
The World Multiple, as a collection, is an ambitious ethnographic experiment in understanding how the world is experienced and generated in multiple ways through people’s everyday practices. Against the dominant assumption that the world is a single universal reality that can only be known by modern expert science, this book argues that worlds are worlded—they are socially and materially crafted in multiple forms in everyday practices involving humans, landscapes, animals, plants, fungi, rocks, and other beings. These practices do not converge to a singular knowledge of the world, but generate a world multiple—a world that is more than one integrated whole, yet less than many fragmented parts. The book brings together authors from Europe, Japan, and North America, in conversation with ethnographic material from Africa, the Americas, and Asia, in order to explore the possibilities of the world multiple to reveal new ways to intervene in the legacies of colonialism, imperialism, and capitalism that inflict damage on humans and nonhumans. The contributors show how the world is formed through interactions among techno-scientific, vernacular, local, and indigenous practices, and examine the new forms of politics that emerge out of them. Engaged with recent anthropological discussions of ontologies, the Anthropocene, and multi-species ethnography, the book addresses the multidimensional realities of people’s lives and the quotidian politics they entail.