Art/artifact

African Art in Anthropology Collections

Author: Arthur C. Danto

Publisher: Prestel Pub

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Category: Art

Page: 212

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This catalogue presents 160 objects of art and ethnography selected from the distinguished African collections of the Buffalo museum of science, the Hampton university museum (Virginia) and the American museum of natural history (New York City). The essays examine the shifting definitions of art and artifact, and deal with the question of how we look at objects from cultures whose classification systems differ from our own.

Between Art and Artifact

Archaeological Replicas and Cultural Production in Oaxaca, Mexico

Author: Ronda L. Brulotte

Publisher: University of Texas Press

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Category: Art

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Oaxaca is internationally renowned for its marketplaces and archaeological sites where tourists can buy inexpensive folk art, including replicas of archaeological treasures. Archaeologists, art historians, and museum professionals sometimes discredit this trade in “fakes” that occasionally make their way to the auction block as antiquities. Others argue that these souvenirs represent a long cultural tradition of woodcarving or clay sculpting and are “genuine” artifacts of artisanal practices that have been passed from generation to generation, allowing community members to preserve their cultural practices and make a living. Exploring the intriguing question of authenticity and its relationship to cultural forms in Oaxaca and throughout southern Mexico, Between Art and Artifact confronts an important issue that has implications well beyond the commercial realm. Demonstrating that identity politics lies at the heart of the controversy, Ronda Brulotte provides a nuanced inquiry into what it means to present “authentic” cultural production in a state where indigenous ethnicity is part of an awkward social and racial classification system. Emphasizing the world-famous woodcarvers of Arrazola and the replica purveyors who come from the same community, Brulotte presents the ironies of an ideology that extols regional identity but shuns its artifacts as “forgeries.” Her work makes us question the authority of archaeological discourse in the face of local communities who may often see things differently. A departure from the dialogue that seeks to prove or disprove “authenticity,” Between Art and Artifact reveals itself as a commentary on the arguments themselves, and what the controversy can teach us about our shifting definitions of authority and authorship.

Art and Artifact

The Museum as Medium

Author: James Putnam

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Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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Breaking new ground as the first ever extensive survey of one of the most important and intriguing themes in art today, this book examines the phenomenon of the ideological exchange and often obsessive relationship between artist and museum." "The works chosen for inclusion here, as well as direct quotations from the writings of individual artists, offer a wide-ranging coverage of projects by established and emerging figures alike. The artists featured include such names as Tracey Emin, Hans Haacke, Christian Boltanski, Fred Wilson and Ilya Kabakov. Art and Artifact will serve as an indispensable guide to the position and likely future role of the museum at the beginning of the 21st century, whether within the walls of an institutional building or in the broader context of the urban environment."--BOOK JACKET.

James Prosek

Art, Artifact, Artifice

Author: James Prosek

Publisher: Yale University Press

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Category: Art

Page: 160

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Works by Prosek and others are juxtaposed with natural objects in an illuminating interrogation of the artificial boundaries we create between art and nature Award-winning artist, writer, and naturalist James Prosek (b. 1975) has gained a worldwide following for his deep connection with the natural world, which serves as the basis for his art and numerous popular books. In this cross-disciplinary catalogue, Prosek poses the question, What is art and what is artifact—and to what extent do these distinctions matter? Drawing on the collections of the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Prosek places man- and nature-made objects on equal footing aesthetically, suggesting that the distinction between them is not as vast as we may believe. In more than 150 full-color plates, objects such as a bird’s nest, dinosaur head, and cuneiform tablet are juxtaposed with Asian handscrolls, an African headdress, modern masterpieces, and more. Artists featured include Albrecht Dürer, Helen Frankenthaler, Vincent van Gogh, Barbara Hepworth, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollack, as well as Prosek himself, whose works depict fish, birds, and endangered wildlife. Also included are an incisive essay by Edith Devaney and texts by Prosek that explore the magnificent productions of our wondrous interconnected world.

Routledge Revivals: Art and Artifact in Laboratory Science (1985)

A study of shop work and shop talk in a research laboratory

Author: Michael Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 815

First published in 1985, this book provides a descriptive study of social activities in a neurosciences laboratory. Based on fieldwork conducted by the author in the laboratory during 1975 and 1976, and taking an ethnomethodological approach, it focuses on the phenomenon of the social accomplishment of natural scientific order. Through the examination of shop work and shop talk in this environment, it identifies an analyzable social basis in the local production of accounts of natural objects in laboratory research. This work will be of interest to students and scholars of ethnomethodology and sociology.

Art & Artifact

Author: Timothy Kerr

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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Behind the lead-lined doors of the Radiology Department of All Saints Hospital, most x-ray technologists toil to provide the best possible patient care and patient imaging. Most, that is, but not all. Coming from half a world away, Tesfaye Ababa feels every mile of it while he strives to fit in. But fitting in becomes secondary to just getting through a workday as a new x-ray tech. From impatient surgeons to hysterical patients, each day brings new challenges. Follow Tesfaye through the chaotic corridors of All Saints Emergency Department during a crisis that strains everyone's capabilities - but especially the Radiology staff. Look over Tesfaye's shoulders as he positions patients, reveals anatomy and uncovers secret CT scans. Now he faces questions more ancient than his homeland of Ethiopia. When do you accept what goes on around you? When do you simply walk away? And when do you do all that you can to stop the mistreatment of others?

Art and Artifact in Austen

Author: Anna Battigelli

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Jane Austen distinguished herself with genius in literature, but she was immersed in all of the arts. Austen loved dancing, played the piano proficiently, meticulously transcribed piano scores, attended concerts and art exhibits, read broadly, wrote poems, sat for portraits by her sister Cassandra, and performed in theatricals. For her, art functioned as a social bond, solidifying her engagement with community and offering order. And yet Austen’s hold on readers’ imaginations owes a debt to the omnipresent threat of disorder that often stems—ironically—from her characters’ socially disruptive artistic sensibilities and skill. Drawing from a wealth of recent historicist and materialist Austen scholarship, this timely work explores Austen’s ironic use of art and artifact to probe selfhood, alienation, isolation, and community in ways that defy simple labels and acknowledge the complexity of Austen’s thought.

Routledge Revivals: Art and Artifact in Laboratory Science (1985)

A study of shop work and shop talk in a research laboratory

Author: Michael Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 432

First published in 1985, this book provides a descriptive study of social activities in a neurosciences laboratory. Based on fieldwork conducted by the author in the laboratory during 1975 and 1976, and taking an ethnomethodological approach, it focuses on the phenomenon of the social accomplishment of natural scientific order. Through the examination of shop work and shop talk in this environment, it identifies an analyzable social basis in the local production of accounts of natural objects in laboratory research. This work will be of interest to students and scholars of ethnomethodology and sociology.

Art and Artifact

The Museum as Medium

Author: James Putnam

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Category: Art

Page: 216

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“Fascinating examination of the museum's unconventional role in contemporary art....Highly recommended.”--Library Journal

Artifacts, Art Works, and Agency

Author: Randall R. Dipert

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 273

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This is the first philosophical study of artifacts that is book length. In it Randall Dipert develops a theory of what artifacts are and applies it extensively to one of the most complex and intriguing kind of artifacts, art works. He presents his own account of what agents, intentions, and actions are, then uses these notions to clarify what it is for an agent to "make" something. From this starting point, he develops a full theory of artifacts and other artificial things - and, especially, a theory of art works and performances of art works as artifacts. He proposes a theory of nature and of the value of nature as what is essentially nonartificial. Two chapters are devoted to value considerations: merit in artifacts generally, and the evaluation of art works and performance art as artifacts or intentional gestures. Believing that a developed theory of action and philosophy of mind is necessary for a developed aesthetics and philosophy of art, Dipert relies on classical and contemporary research on agency, actions, and intentions, and on the intentionalist theory of mental objects of Brentano and Meinong. Dipert considers artifacts to be physical entities, but he also includes in the definition thoughts, utterances, and performances. This vast category encompasses everyday household objects and tools, streets and edifices, as well as communicative and artistic artifacts. Especially with regard to artistic artifacts, Dipert proposes a theory of expression and communication as actions and extensively discusses the problems of interpreting and recognizing actions, artifacts, and art works.

Art, Fact, and Artifact Production

Design Research and Multidisciplinary Collaboration

Author: Lily Díaz-Kommonen

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Category: Archaeology

Page: 271

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From the first paragraph: The development of digital media and information technology has altered the fabric of many disciplines, including art, design and archaeology. The emerging landscape within the arts, humanities and sciences is a boundary territory where multidisciplinary collaboration is no longer an option but rather the prescribed course of action. Within this arena there is a need for new methods of research and descriptive materials and for the systematic assessment of the roles of the different participants in a collaborative endeavor

The Art of Artifacting

Author: D. Corydon Hammond

Publisher: Isnr Research Foundation

ISBN:

Category: Brain

Page: 111

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Due to its high temporal resolution, QEEG is fast becoming the premier neuroimaging tool to assess and aid in the treatment of many psychological and medical brain-based disorders. However, poorly artifacted records will lead to poor results. The Art of Artifacting is the quintessential raw EEG artifacting tutorial. With 75 records, each containing 6 epochs, to test yourself on, you will gain the experience necessary to identify eye blinks and saccades, muscle artifact, transient events, drowsiness, electrode pop, and many others. It is a highly recommended book for anyone who is beginning to include QEEG in his practice regimen. Cory Hammond, PhD has worked in the field of neurotherapy as a clinician for over 25 years, has published 10 books and over 100 articles on the subject and is a professor at University of Utah School of Medicine. Jay Gunkelman, QEEGD entered the field in 1972. He has processed over 500,000 clinical EEGs and has published numerous books, book chapters, and articles on the subject of clinical EEG, QEEG, medication prediction, and EEG endophenotypes.

Reading Asian Art and Artifacts

Windows to Asia on American College Campuses

Author: Paul Nietupski

Publisher: Lehigh University Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Asian art and material artifacts are expressive of cultural realities and constitute a 'visible language' with messages that can be read, interpreted, and analyzed. These essays by scholars of Asian art, philosophy, anthropology, and religion focus on objects held in ASIANetwork schools. The collections are reflective of Asian societies, historical and religious environments, political positions, and economic conditions. The chapter authors tell the stories of the collections, and the collections themselves tell stories of the collectors.

Artifact

Art, Informatiomation, Fact

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