Numerous leading artists of the 20th-century showed an interest in jewellery, often through love of a woman, or for their daughters. Despite the opening of art from the 1910s onwards to the abstract and conceptual, they happily bridged the gap that seemed to be deepening between art and craftsmanship. The jewels exert a fascination in part because they bear the trace of the relationship between the creator and the recipient of the work who, in wearing it, offers this to the view of all. The shift from the function of muse to that of support for the work aims to reveal all the aspects of the support a loved woman can offer the artist: collector, interlocutor, inspirer. More, these jewels frequently accompany the evolution of the artists plastic style, especially focused because of the change of scale. The collection of Diane Venet, which she regularly exhibits as in the New York show in the early autumn of 2011 is set out like a veritable intimate museum, narrating a specific history of art.
An extensive monograph dedicated to the master painter's late works focuses on 100 paintings and prints completed between 1962 and 1972, features insights by scholarly and biographical writers, and includes additional texts from his Avignon exhibitions.
This highly practical handbook teaches you how to unlock the value of your existing metadata through cleaning, reconciliation, enrichment and linking and how to streamline the process of new metadata creation. Libraries, archives and museums are facing up to the challenge of providing access to fast growing collections whilst managing cuts to budgets. Key to this is the creation, linking and publishing of good quality metadata as Linked Data that will allow their collections to be discovered, accessed and disseminated in a sustainable manner. This highly practical handbook teaches you how to unlock the value of your existing metadata through cleaning, reconciliation, enrichment and linking and how to streamline the process of new metadata creation. Metadata experts Seth van Hooland and Ruben Verborgh introduce the key concepts of metadata standards and Linked Data and how they can be practically applied to existing metadata, giving readers the tools and understanding to achieve maximum results with limited resources. Readers will learn how to critically assess and use (semi-)automated methods of managing metadata through hands-on exercises within the book and on the accompanying website. Each chapter is built around a case study from institutions around the world, demonstrating how freely available tools are being successfully used in different metadata contexts. This handbook delivers the necessary conceptual and practical understanding to empower practitioners to make the right decisions when making their organisations resources accessible on the Web. Key topics include: - The value of metadata Metadata creation – architecture, data models and standards - Metadata cleaning - Metadata reconciliation - Metadata enrichment through Linked Data and named-entity recognition - Importing and exporting metadata - Ensuring a sustainable publishing model. Readership: This will be an invaluable guide for metadata practitioners and researchers within all cultural heritage contexts, from library cataloguers and archivists to museum curatorial staff. It will also be of interest to students and academics within information science and digital humanities fields. IT managers with responsibility for information systems, as well as strategy heads and budget holders, at cultural heritage organisations, will find this a valuable decision-making aid.
The complex relationships of cultural creation in a globalized world
Author: Debora Halbert
Category: Political Science
This book seeks to make an intervention into the ongoing debate about the scope and intensity of global copyright laws. While mapping out the primary actors in the context of globalization and the modern political economy of information ownership, the argument is made that alternatives to further expansion of copyright are necessary. By examining the multiple and competing interests in creating the legal regime of copyright law, this books attempts to map the political economy of copyright in the information age, critique the concentration of ownership that is intrinsic in the status quo, and provide an assessment of the state of the contemporary global copyright landscape and its futures. It draws upon the current narratives of copyright as produced by corporate, government, and political actors and frames these narratives as language games within a global political project to define how information and culture will be shared and exchanged in the future. The text problematizes the relationship of the state to culture, comments on the global flows of culture, and critiques the regulatory apparatus that is in place to commodify culture and align it with the contemporary nation-state. In the end, the possibility of non-commodified and more open futures are explored. The State of Copyright will be of particular interest for students and scholars of international political economy, law, political science, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, library sciences, and communication studies. It also will appeal to a growing popular audience that has taken an interest in the issues of copyright.
Published to accompany an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons presents contemporary art from the private collections of Eli and Edythe Broad, which are among the most important in the world. Featuring works by 22 significant artists, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Cindy Sherman, this handsome volume addresses major movements such as American Neo-Dada and Pop, and German Neo-Expressionism, as well as art of the 1980s and current works from California.An interview with the Broads and scholarly texts addressing important aspects of the collections situate the 160 full-color plates in art-historical context.
This special issue of the revue reveals rare and previously unpublished photographs illustrating Picasso in his studio and his work in progress. Through this rich and detailed exploration of the artist's practice, the issue highlights both the creative process and artist's gesture. It comprises seven chapters, each devoted to a particular technique examined through rare photographs alongside texts by noted historians such as Brigitte Léal, Ann Hindry, Marilyn McCully, Elizabeth Cowling and Vérane Tasseau and Cécile Godefroy, who also serve as guest editors for the issue. The rare and unpublished photographs are by leading 20th-century photographers including Yves Manciet, Edward Quinn, David Douglas Duncan, Lee Miller, Lucien Clergue and Nick de Morgoli, as well as images from the Archives of Olga Ruiz-Picasso. Each chapter is followed by an interview with such contemporary artists as Miquel Barceló, George Condo, Sheila Hicks, William Kentridge, Jeff Koons, Robert Longo and Tatiana Trouvé, all of whom have been invited to comment on their work as well as on their relationship to Picasso. The interviews are accompanied by beautiful colour illustrations highlighting a selection of works by these contemporary artists. The revue also highlights Picasso's relationship with former Cahiers d'Art publisher Christian Zervos through the reproduction of key articles on Picasso published during the artist's lifetime.