Relating Architecture to Landscape

Author: Jan Birksted

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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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

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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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


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

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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

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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



Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 613

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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.

Religion and LGBTQ Sexualities

Critical Essays

Author: Stephen Hunt

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Religion

Page: 760

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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.

Art of the garden

the garden in British art, 1800 to the present day

Author: Stephen Bann

Publisher: Tate


Category: Art

Page: 256

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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.

By angels driven

the films of Derek Jarman

Author: Chris Lippard



Category: Performing Arts

Page: 202

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Wired Words

Language is the New Identity

Author: Steve Morris

Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 361

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.


The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, California Council




Category: Architecture


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