A novel account of the relationship between postindustrial capitalism and postmodern culture, this book looks at American poetry and art of the last fifty years in light of the massive changes in people's working lives. Over the last few decades, we have seen the shift from an economy based on the production of goods to one based on the provision of services, the entry of large numbers of women into the workforce, and the emergence of new digital technologies that have transformed the way people work.
This Open Access Textbook has over 400 high-quality images illustrating the history of art, its technical applications, and its many uses. It it introduces such issues in art as its meaning and purpose; its structure, material, and form; and its diverse effects on our lives.
The monochrome a single colour of paint applied over the entirety of a canvas remains one of the more contentious modernist artistic inventions. But whilst the manufacture of these 'pictures of nothing' was ostensibly straightforward, their subsequent theorisation has been anything but. More than a history, Monochrome: Darkness and Light in Contemporary Art is the first account of the monochrome's lively role in contemporary art.
In the aftermath of the 2016 US elections, Brexit, and a global upsurge of nationalist populism, it is evident that the delirium and the crisis of neoliberal capitalism is now the delirium and crisis of liberal democracy and its culture.
This book addresses one of the most exciting and innovative developments within higher education: the rise in prominence of the creative arts and the accelerating recognition that creative practice is a form of research.
An illustrated examination of one of Hirschhorn's "precarious" monuments, now dismantled. Part-text, part sculpture, part architecture, part junk heap, Thomas Hirschhorn's often monumental but precarious works offer a commentary on the spectacle of late capitalist consumerism and the global proliferation of commodities.
Born in Bryan, Texas, and raised in Houston, Dorothy Hood won a scholarship to the Rhode Island School of Design in the early 1930s, then worked as a model in New York to earn money for classes at the Art Students League. On a whim, she drove a roadster to Mexico City with friends in 1941 and ended up staying for more than twenty years. Hood was front and center at the cultural, political, and social crossroads of Mexico and Latin America during a period of intense creative ferment.
This ebook presents the work of 30 contemporary artists who have turned to clay to shape their most innovative ideas into stunning works of art. From cups shaped like crystals to a tree trunk made of porcelain and stoneware planters painted to look like ladies, popular curator and blogger Kate Singleton collects here whimsical pieces with narrative, graphic, curious, and organic qualities that blur the line between fine art, design, and craft. Ceramics is a vital guide to an evolving medium and for those interested in the future of art and craft.
This book discusses the synthesis, performance and applications of ceramic materials. Chapter One presents the recycling of biomass ashes in the obtaining of clay bricks for possible use as construction material. Chapter Two summarizes the use of nanostructured ceramics for the control of heat flows. Chapter Three deals with analytical modelling of thermal stresses in a multi-particle-matrix system with isotropic cylindrical particles which are periodically distributed in an isotropic infinite matrix. Chapter Four deals with analytical modelling of thermal stresses which originate during a cooling process of an elastic solid continuum. Chapter Five provides recent information on the use of zirconia in dentistry, its characteristics and indications, with a particular emphasis on surface conditioning methods to promote adhesion of resin-based materials to zirconia.
Color explains how color captures mood and helps communicate meaning, as well as how to use color to create personal, expressive works of art. In Artist Toolbox: Color, painters will learn how to create impactful work with an understanding of basic color theory.
Colours have the power to stir emotions and awaken memories. Artists are not unique in their use of colour; scientists, psychologists, designers, writers and others also understand the power of colour.
The study presents data and commentary from 55 institutions that manage digital image collections, including museums, historical societies, botanic gardens, churches colleges and universities, government agencies and others.
The relevance of painting has been questioned many times over the last century, by the arrival of photography, installation art and digital technologies. But rather than accept the death of painting...
This book represents a research endeavour in the area of contemporary sculpture, describing an unexplored tendency in the development of the relationship between sculpture and the natural elements, referred to here as Elemental Sculpture.
Don't Get a Job, Make a Job explores strategies for graduates to gain exposure in the creative industries - including design, fashion and advertising. Too often a design or architecture degree is seen as a means to an end (a job in an established practice). But imagine for one moment that there are no employers, no firms to send your CV to, no interviews to be had what would you do?
There has never been a longitudinal study of creativity of this magnitude. Its findings will be useful to, and have implications for, several audiences: parents, teachers, counselors especially vocational counselors university and college instructors, and educational administrators.
The author explores different art worlds to investigate who artists are (and who they're not), why they do the things they do, and whether a sense of vocational calling and the need to make a living are as incompatible as we've been led to believe.