Rite Out of Place by Director of Ritual Studies International and Professor Emeritus of Religion and Culture Ronald L Grimes,Ronald L. Grimes

Rite Out of Place
  • Title : Rite Out of Place
  • Author : Director of Ritual Studies International and Professor Emeritus of Religion and Culture Ronald L Grimes,Ronald L. Grimes
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 9780195301441
  • Pages : 199
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  • Language : English
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Voices of the Ritual by Nurit Stadler

Voices of the Ritual
  • Title : Voices of the Ritual
  • Author : Nurit Stadler
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0197501303
  • Pages : 216
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"Voices of the Ritual analyzes the revival of and manifestation of rituals at female saint shrines in the Holy Land. The book's central claim is that, in the Middle East, a turbulent, often violent political context, states tend to have no clear physical borders, and lands are constantly at stake. In this context, deprived ethno-religious groups with no voice in the political, cultural, media, and legal arenas look for alternative venues to voice their entitlements. Through the book I argue that in Israel/Palestine, religious minorities (Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Druze, and others) employ rituals in various sacred places, especially female saints' shrines, to claim their belonging to and appropriation of territory. At the heart of this book is the question: What does this female ritualistic revival mean-politically, culturally, and spatially? To answer this question, I base my analysis on a long ethnographic study (2003-2017) that analyzes the rise of female sacred shrines, focusing on four dimensions of the ritual: the body in motion, female materiality, place, and the rituals encrypted in the Israel/Palestine landscape. The book sets out to examine the popularity of body rituals in sacred places, and the female themes that stem from these rituals. I show that, in the practices at these shrines, mostly canonical, the idea of the "body in motion" is central, with rituals imitating birth and the cycle of life using a set of body gestures. These mimetic rituals, performed by men and women, are intimate forces that extend between the female saint and the worshippers. Female materiality strengthens intimacy and creates a bridge between the experience and the material. Minority groups in these venues, Jews and Christians, use these sacred shrines, their female contents and intimate bodily ritualistic experience, to stake a claim to and appropriate the land. The intimacy between saint and worshipper (females and males each in their own modes) created with the body that imitates the cycle of life, and the female material scattered around, are keys to intimate claims to the land, making the land familiar to worshippers. Rituals encrypt female themes into the landscape, a dynamic that is taking place in a zone that has for decades been dominated by violent, masculine-disseminated war and conflict"--


Feeding a Thousand Souls by Vijaya Nagarajan

Feeding a Thousand Souls
  • Title : Feeding a Thousand Souls
  • Author : Vijaya Nagarajan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0195170822
  • Pages : 336
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Every day millions of Tamil women in southeast India wake up before dawn to create a kolam, an ephemeral ritual design made with rice flour, on the thresholds of homes, businesses and temples. This thousand-year-old ritual welcomes and honors Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and alertness, and Bhudevi, the goddess of the earth. Created by hand with great skill, artistry, and mathematical precision, the kolam disappears in a few hours, borne away by passing footsteps and hungry insects. This is the first comprehensive study of the kolam in the English language. It examines its significance in historical, mathematical, ecological, anthropological, and literary contexts. The culmination of Vijaya Nagarajan's many years of research and writing on this exacting ritual practice, Feeding a Thousand Souls celebrates the experiences, thoughts, and voices of the Tamil women who keep this tradition alive.


The Craft of Ritual Studies by Ronald L. Grimes

The Craft of Ritual Studies
  • Title : The Craft of Ritual Studies
  • Author : Ronald L. Grimes
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 0195301420
  • Pages : 414
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Readership: Students and scholars of ritual studies, religious studies, anthropology


Ritual, Media, and Conflict by Ronald L. Grimes,Ute Husken,Udo Simon,Eric Venbrux

Ritual, Media, and Conflict
  • Title : Ritual, Media, and Conflict
  • Author : Ronald L. Grimes,Ute Husken,Udo Simon,Eric Venbrux
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780199831302
  • Pages : 320
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Rituals can provoke or escalate conflict, but they can also mediate it and although conflict is a normal aspect of human life, mass media technologies are changing the dynamics of conflict and shaping strategies for deploying rituals. This collection of essays emerged from a two-year project based on collaboration between the Faculty of Religious Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands and the Ritual Dynamics Collaborative Research Center at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. An interdisciplinary team of twenty-four scholars locates, describes, and explores cases in which media-driven rituals or ritually saturated media instigate, disseminate, or escalate conflict. Each multi-authored chapter is built around global and local examples of ritualized, mediatized conflict. The book's central question is: "When ritual and media interact (either by the mediatizing of ritual or by the ritualizing of media), how do the patterns of conflict change?"


Ritual, Media, and Conflict by Ronald L. Grimes

Ritual, Media, and Conflict
  • Title : Ritual, Media, and Conflict
  • Author : Ronald L. Grimes
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199735549
  • Pages : 299
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  • Language : English
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Here, an interdisciplinary team of 24 scholars locates, describes, and explores cases in which media-driven rituals or ritually saturated media instigate, disseminate, or escalate conflict. Each chapter, built around global and local examples of ritualized, mediatized conflict, is multi-authored.


From De Halve Maen to KLM by Margriet Bruijn Lacy,Charles T. Gehring,Jenneke A. Oosterhoff

From De Halve Maen to KLM
  • Title : From De Halve Maen to KLM
  • Author : Margriet Bruijn Lacy,Charles T. Gehring,Jenneke A. Oosterhoff
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  • Pages : 424
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Bibliographic Index by N.A

Bibliographic Index
  • Title : Bibliographic Index
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 26
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Visualizing Medieval Performance by Elina Gertsman

Visualizing Medieval Performance
  • Title : Visualizing Medieval Performance
  • Author : Elina Gertsman
  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Pages : 348
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Taking a fresh look at the interconnections between medieval images, texts, theater, and practices of viewing, reading and listening, this explicitly interdisciplinary volume explores various manifestations of performance and meanings of performativity in the Middle Ages. The contributors - from their various perspectives as scholars of art history, religion, history, literary studies, theater studies, music and dance - combine their resources to reassess the complexity of expressions and definitions of medieval performance in a variety of different media. Among the topics considered are interconnections between ritual and theater; dynamics of performative readings of illuminated manuscripts, buildings and sculptures; linguistic performances of identity; performative models of medieval spirituality; social and political spectacles encoded in ceremonies; junctures between spatial configurations of the medieval stage and mnemonic practices used for meditation; performances of late medieval music that raise questions about the issues of historicity, authenticity, and historical correctness in performance; and tensions inherent in the very notion of a medieval dance performance.


Toying with God by Nikki Bado-Fralick,Rebecca Sachs Norris

Toying with God
  • Title : Toying with God
  • Author : Nikki Bado-Fralick,Rebecca Sachs Norris
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  • Pages : 232
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  • Language : English
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Packed with examples that propel the narrative (and add immeasurably to readers' knowledge of religious trivia), this is a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of popular culture and spirituality.--John Lyden, Professor of Religion, Dana College, and Author of Film as Religion: Myths, Morals, and Rituals "Midwest Book Review"


Architecture of the Sacred by Bonna D. Wescoat,Robert G. Ousterhout

Architecture of the Sacred
  • Title : Architecture of the Sacred
  • Author : Bonna D. Wescoat,Robert G. Ousterhout
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107008239
  • Pages : 385
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Investigates the role of architecture in the construction of sacred experience in ancient Greek, Roman, Jewish, Christian and Byzantine cultures.


International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2008 by K. g. Saur

International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2008
  • Title : International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2008
  • Author : K. g. Saur
  • Publisher : De Gruyter Saur
  • ISBN Code : 9783598694295
  • Pages : 2952
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  • Language : English
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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.1 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.


Negotiating Rites by Ute Hüsken,Frank Neubert

Negotiating Rites
  • Title : Negotiating Rites
  • Author : Ute Hüsken,Frank Neubert
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199812292
  • Pages : 298
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  • Language : English
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Ritual has been long viewed as an undisputed and indisputable part of (especially religious) tradition, performed over and over in the same ways: stable in form, meaningless, preconcieved, and with the aim of creating harmony and enabling a tradition's survival. The authors represented in this collection argue, however, that this view can be seriously challenged and that ritual's embeddedness in negotiation processes is one of its central features.


Religion, Theatre, and Performance by Lance Gharavi

Religion, Theatre, and Performance
  • Title : Religion, Theatre, and Performance
  • Author : Lance Gharavi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136483403
  • Pages : 262
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  • Language : English
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The intersections of religion, politics, and performance form the loci of many of the most serious issues facing the world today, sites where some of the world’s most pressing and momentous events are contested and played out. That this circumstance warrants continued, thoughtful, and imaginative engagement from those within the fields of theatre and performance is one of the guiding principles of this volume. This collection features a diverse set of perspectives, written by some of the top scholars in the relevant fields, on the many modern intersections of religion with theatre and performance. Contributors argue that religion can no longer be conceived of as a cultural phenomenon that is safely sequestered in the "private sphere." It is instead an explicitly public force that stimulates and complicates public actions, and thus a crucial component of much performance. From mystic theologies of acting to the neuroscience of spirituality in rituals to the performance of secularism, these essays address a broad variety of religious traditions, sharing a common conception of religion as a crucial object of discourse—one that is formed by, and significantly formative of, performance.


Knowing Body, Moving Mind by Patricia Q Campbell

Knowing Body, Moving Mind
  • Title : Knowing Body, Moving Mind
  • Author : Patricia Q Campbell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199911363
  • Pages : 250
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  • Language : English
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Knowing Body, Moving Mind investigates ritualizing and learning in introductory meditation classes at two Buddhist centers in Toronto, Canada. The centers, Friends of the Heart and Chandrakirti, are led and attended by Western (sometimes called "convert') Buddhists: that is, people from non-Buddhist familial and cultural backgrounds. Inspired by theories that suggest that rituals impart new knowledge or understanding, Patricia Campbell examines how introductory meditation students learn through formal Buddhist practice. Along the way, she also explores practitioners' reasons for enrolling in meditation classes, their interests in Buddhism, and their responses to formal Buddhist practices and to ritual in general. Based on ethnographic interviews and participant-observation fieldwork, the text follows interview participants' reflections on what they learned in meditation classes and through personal practice, and what roles meditation and other ritual practices played in that learning. Participants' learning experiences are illuminated by an influential learning theory called Bloom's Taxonomy, while the rites and practices taught and performed at the centers are explored using performance theory, a method which focuses on the performative elements of ritual's postures and gestures. But the study expands the performance framework as well, by demonstrating that performative ritualizing includes the concentration techniques that take place in a meditator's mind. Such techniques are received as traditional mental acts or behaviors that are standardized, repetitively performed, and variously regarded as special, elevated, spiritual or religious. Having established a link between mental and physical forms of ritualizing, the study then demonstrates that the repetitive mental techniques of meditation practice train the mind to develop new skills in the same way that physical postures and gestures train the body. The mind is thus experienced as both embodied and gestural, and the whole of the body as socially and ritually informed.


American Book Publishing Record by N.A

American Book Publishing Record
  • Title : American Book Publishing Record
  • Author : N.A
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The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells

The British National Bibliography
  • Title : The British National Bibliography
  • Author : Arthur James Wells
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The Jewish Life Cycle by Ivan G. Marcus

The Jewish Life Cycle
  • Title : The Jewish Life Cycle
  • Author : Ivan G. Marcus
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780295984407
  • Pages : 370
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  • Language : English
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This original and sweeping review of Jewish culture and history examines how and why various rites and customs celebrating stages of the life cycle have evolved through the ages and persisted to this day.


The annotated Book of common prayer; an historical, ritual, and theological commentary on the devotional system of the Church of England, ed. by J.H. Blunt by John Henry Blunt

The annotated Book of common prayer; an historical, ritual, and theological commentary on the devotional system of the Church of England, ed. by J.H. Blunt
  • Title : The annotated Book of common prayer; an historical, ritual, and theological commentary on the devotional system of the Church of England, ed. by J.H. Blunt
  • Author : John Henry Blunt
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  • Pages : N.A
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Public Opinion by N.A

Public Opinion
  • Title : Public Opinion
  • Author : N.A
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Contributions of Black Women to America: The arts, media, business, law, sports by Marianna W. Davis

Contributions of Black Women to America: The arts, media, business, law, sports
  • Title : Contributions of Black Women to America: The arts, media, business, law, sports
  • Author : Marianna W. Davis
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  • Pages : N.A
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Rituals, Folk Beliefs, and Magical Arts of Sri Lanka by Mihindukalasūrya Ār. Pī. Susantā Pranāndu

Rituals, Folk Beliefs, and Magical Arts of Sri Lanka
  • Title : Rituals, Folk Beliefs, and Magical Arts of Sri Lanka
  • Author : Mihindukalasūrya Ār. Pī. Susantā Pranāndu
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  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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The Image of the Road in Literature, Media, and Society by Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. Conference

The Image of the Road in Literature, Media, and Society
  • Title : The Image of the Road in Literature, Media, and Society
  • Author : Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. Conference
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  • Pages : 394
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  • Language : English
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The Anthropology of Performance by Victor Witter Turner

The Anthropology of Performance
  • Title : The Anthropology of Performance
  • Author : Victor Witter Turner
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  • Pages : 185
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  • Language : English
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Considering social drama, ritual, and postmodern consciousness in relation to the idea of performance, Victor Turner explores the interplay of event, spectacle, audience, and culture and offers new insights into the nature of performance.


Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Science by Arkansas Academy of Science

Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Science
  • Title : Proceedings of the Arkansas Academy of Science
  • Author : Arkansas Academy of Science
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Stony Ground by Chambers, John,Douglas Chambers

Stony Ground
  • Title : Stony Ground
  • Author : Chambers, John,Douglas Chambers
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • ISBN Code : 9780676970449
  • Pages : 230
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  • Language : English
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"Stonyground is the book for all true lovers of gardens. Douglas Chambers chronicles the trials and triumphs of his ten-year (and on-going) labour of love to turn his family's 150-year-old farm into a celebration of garden history and design - a labour that created remarkable vegetable and herb gardens, the multi-hued Great garden, a profusion of roses, the linden hedge-on-sticks, trees and shrubs to offset the driving northern winds, and much more. This unique gardening book is a treasury for all types of gardeners, and will enthral readers to the last page.


Communication and Class Struggle: Capitalism, imperialism by Armand Mattelart,Seth Siegelaub

Communication and Class Struggle: Capitalism, imperialism
  • Title : Communication and Class Struggle: Capitalism, imperialism
  • Author : Armand Mattelart,Seth Siegelaub
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 445
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  • Language : English
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Dissertation Abstracts International by N.A

Dissertation Abstracts International
  • Title : Dissertation Abstracts International
  • Author : N.A
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Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics by James Hastings,John Alexander Selbie,Louis Herbert Gray

Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics
  • Title : Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics
  • Author : James Hastings,John Alexander Selbie,Louis Herbert Gray
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  • Pages : N.A
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Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics by James Hastings,Louis Herbert Gray,John Alexander Selbie

Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics
  • Title : Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics
  • Author : James Hastings,Louis Herbert Gray,John Alexander Selbie
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  • Pages : N.A
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Language and Faith by John A. Hutchison

Language and Faith
  • Title : Language and Faith
  • Author : John A. Hutchison
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Symbols by N.A

Symbols
  • Title : Symbols
  • Author : N.A
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Cahiers Élisabéthains by N.A

Cahiers Élisabéthains
  • Title : Cahiers Élisabéthains
  • Author : N.A
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Études sur la pré-renaissance et la renaissance anglaises.


Encyclopedia of religion by Lindsay Jones

Encyclopedia of religion
  • Title : Encyclopedia of religion
  • Author : Lindsay Jones
  • Publisher : MacMillan Reference Library
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 13
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  • Language : English
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Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.


South African Art Now by Sue Williamson

South African Art Now
  • Title : South African Art Now
  • Author : Sue Williamson
  • Publisher : Harper Design
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 320
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A lavishly illustrated tribute to the roles of artists and art in the evolution of apartheid South Africa draws on a variety of mediums from painting and sculpture to photography and video, in a volume that is complemented by essays by leading art critics including Okwui Enwezor and Rose Lee Goldberg.


Spectacle by N.A

Spectacle
  • Title : Spectacle
  • Author : N.A
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The Eloquent Object by Marcia Manhart,Tom Manhart,Carol Haralson

The Eloquent Object
  • Title : The Eloquent Object
  • Author : Marcia Manhart,Tom Manhart,Carol Haralson
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  • Pages : 289
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Aptly titled, this splendid tour de force treats readers to multifaceted investigations of memorable objects "shimmering with consequence," from the formally sublimeHarvey Littleton's prismatic glass arcs, Laura Andreson's quixotic luster-glazed porcelains; to the socially portentousJudy Chicago's feminist tableware; the satiricRobert Aronson's ceramic finger-key typewriter; the harrowingJames Surl's cruciform wood mobile, "Needle Man"; the technically awesomeStanley Lechtzin's electroformed silver jewelry; and just plain kitschKenny Scharf's "Van Chrome Television." The authors, curators of the exhibition at Tulsa's Philbrook Museum that formed the basis for this volume, highlight new directions over the last two decades in work in clay, glass, metals, fibers and wood.


Heaven by Doreet LeVitte-Harten,Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

Heaven
  • Title : Heaven
  • Author : Doreet LeVitte-Harten,Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
  • Publisher : Hatje Cantz Pub
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 256
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Contributions by Samuel Delany, Angelica Ensel, Gary Vikan. Text by Thierry de Duve, Jean-Luc Nancy.


Form and Style in the Arts by Thomas Munro

Form and Style in the Arts
  • Title : Form and Style in the Arts
  • Author : Thomas Munro
  • Publisher : Cleveland : Press of Case Western Reserve University
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 467
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Mediating the Muse by Robert Albrecht

Mediating the Muse
  • Title : Mediating the Muse
  • Author : Robert Albrecht
  • Publisher : Hampton Press (NJ)
  • ISBN Code : 9781572735118
  • Pages : 450
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  • Language : English
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Many media ecologists have speculated about oral culture and custom, but few have documented in situ the cultural changes actually experienced when a traditional system of musical experience is transformed by modern technology. This book is an oral history and ethnographic description of musical change in a small town community in Brazil through the compilation of 40 oral histories. The study of music as communication is squarely within the media ecology theoretical framework of orality-literacy-electronic environments.