Relating Architecture to Landscape

Author: Jan Birksted
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135809712
Category: Architecture
Page: 304
View: 3211
These essays make a unique contribution to the documentation of twentieth century landscape architecture. They address key moments in history that have sometimes been overlooked or forgotten, emerging moments, and potential moments of leverage. The essays present contemporary examples in architecture, landscape architecture and garden design that offer new models. Relating Architecture to Landscape will challenge accepted assumptions about the nature of landscape architecture.

Experiencing Liveness in Contemporary Performance

Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Author: Matthew Reason,Anja Mølle Lindelof
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317334841
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 304
View: 2810
This volume brings together dynamic perspectives on the concept of liveness in the performing arts, engaging with the live through the particular analytical focus of audiences and experience. The status and significance of the live in performance has become contested: perceived as variously as a marker of ontological difference, a promotional slogan, or a mystical evocation of cultural value. Moving beyond debates about the relationship between the live and the mediated, this collection considers what we can know and say about liveness in terms of processes of experiencing and processes of making. Drawing together contributions from theatre, music, dance, and performance art, it takes an interdisciplinary approach in asking not what liveness is, but how it matters and to whom. The book invites readers to consider how liveness is produced through processes of audiencing - as spectators bring qualities of (a)liveness into being through the nature of their attention - and how it becomes materialized in acts of performance, acts of making, acts of archiving, and acts of remembering. Theoretical chapters and practice-based reflections explore liveness, eventness and nowness as key concepts in a range of topics such as affect, documentation, embodiment, fandom, and temporality, showing how the relationship between audience and event is rarely singular and more often malleable and multiple. With its focus on experiencing liveness, this collection will be of interest to disciplines including performance, audience and cultural studies, visual arts, cinema, and sound technologies.

Witnessing AIDS

Writing, Testimony, and the Work of Mourning
Author: Sarah Brophy
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802085672
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 271
View: 8675
In a clear and accessible style, "Witnessing AIDS" illustrates how memoirs and diaries are used as self-theorizing documents that approach personal testimony as an intervention in cultural memory.

Derek Jarman

Dreams of England
Author: Michael O'Pray
Publisher: British Film Inst
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 232
View: 9816
This pioneering study of Jarman explores the life and work of a complex and enigmatic man with many talents: director, painter, designer, chronicler of English history, radical gay activist, student of mystical thought and celebrated gardener. What emerges is a compelling portrait of a major artist who, like a latter-day William Blake, was patriotic and steeped in English life but acutely aware of the reality of social injustice and prejudice - especially in 80s Britain - which he cogently and angrily depicted in his films.

Derek Jarman

A Biography
Author: Tony Peake
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 613
View: 3037
Provides details on the life and career of the activist and independant filmmaker, with details about his drug use, his art school experience at the Slade, his sexual life, and his work as the director of Caravaggio and Sebastiane.

Art of the garden

the garden in British art, 1800 to the present day
Author: Stephen Bann,Tate Britain (Gallery),Ulster Museum,Manchester City Art Gallery
Publisher: Tate
Category: Art
Page: 256
View: 8128
England has long been known as a land of gardeners. As such, the rich horticultural designs and and painterly experiments have proved to be of great inspiration for artists such as Turner, Constable and Freud, and this book celebrates their work and theyway in which they invoke the spirit of the garden.

Derek Jarman's Garden

Author: Derek Jarman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500600245
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
View: 7104
Derek Jarmans Garden is the last book Jarman ever wrote. It is a fitting memorial to a brilliant and greatly loved artist and film maker who, against all odds, made a breathtaking garden in the most inhospitable of places the flat, bleak, often desolate expanse of shingle overlooked by the Dungeness nuclear power station. Here is Jarmans own record of how the garden evolved, from its earliest beginnings in 1986 to the last year of his life. More than 150 photographs by his friend Howard Sooley capture the garden at all its different stages and at every season of the year, revealing its complex geometrical plan, magical stone circles and the beautiful and bizarre scupltures. We also catch glimpses of Jarman at work on the garden. This beautiful book will appeal to all those who love gardens and gardening, as well as the legions of admirers of this extraordinary man.

Religion and LGBTQ Sexualities

Critical Essays
Author: Stephen Hunt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351905082
Category: Religion
Page: 760
View: 1367
This compiled and edited collection engages with a theme which is increasingly attracting scholarly attention, namely, religion and LGBTQ sexuality. Each section of the volume provides perspectives to understanding academic discourse and wide-ranging debates around LGBTQ sexualities and religion and spirituality. The collection also draws attention to aspects of religiosity that shape the lived experiences of LGBTQ people and shows how sexual orientation forges dimensions of faith and spirituality. Taken together the essays represent an exploration of contestations around sexual diversity in the major religions; the search of sexual minorities for spiritual ’safe spaces’ in both established and new forms of religiosity; and spiritual paths formed in reconciling and expressing faith and sexual orientation. This collection, which features contributions from a number of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, religious studies and theology, provides an indispensable teaching resource for educators and students in an era when LGBTQ topics are increasingly finding their way onto numerous undergraduate, post-graduate and profession orientated programmes.


Author: Nigel Green,Jonathan Glancey,Folkestone Museum and Art Gallery
Publisher: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 72
View: 2910
"With two nuclear power stations rising from a shingle headland of seventy-two square kilometres, the remote, windswept landscape of Dungeness is a place of strange contrasts and juxtapositions of scale. Working on a Photoworks commission, British artist Nigel Green spent a year photographing in and around the power stations of Dungeness and now this illustrated book brings together his extraordinary and ambiguous body of work." "In the book Green's work at Dungeness is explored in an essay by Photoworks's Director David Chandler, while The Guardian's Architecture and Design Editor, Jonathan Glancey, contributes to a personal 'Guide to Dungeness' in which he dwells on the history and uniqueness of this 'natural dead end', 'brooding at the very edge of the map of England'."--BOOK JACKET.

Wired Words

Language is the New Identity
Author: Steve Morris
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780273650904
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 184
View: 6338
Words are the oxygen of corporate identity. With e-business making real the dream of one-to-one marketing, corporate branding can no longer be one-dimensional. A brand needs to live, to speak, to communicate in this forum of connectivity. Customers are no longer passive listeners of corporate messages. They are communication partners involved in an interactive process.