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‘Impressions so alien’: the afterlives of the Sacro Bosco at Bomarzo

The history of a garden is a narrative constructed on the basis of factual evidence, but also shaped by shifting ideological pressures and historical circumstances over the long durée of its existence. The study of the reception or afterlife of a particular garden allows us to see how it changed ov...
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Visual style hermeneutics: from style to context

This essay re-examines the once promising idea that style analysis can provide an independent source of insight into an artifact's non-stylistic context. The essay makes explicit the consequences of treating collective style as such a source in archaeology and anthropology of art, and further develo...
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DARKROOM NETWORKS: Mundane subversiveness for photographic autonomy, 1880s-1900s

This article investigates the role of the darkroom in the experiences of British amateur photographers who, between the 1880s and 1900s, chose to process their negatives themselves while travelling. It focuses, in particular, on the reasons underpinning the development of a network of facilities for...
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Evaluating Degrees of “Softness” in Therapeutic Systems of Knitted Wearable Technology with Brain Injury Survivors

Wearable energy harvesting methods have been increasingly researched over the past decade. Due to demands for finding suitable ways of powering wearable devices suited to garment contexts, yarn-based “components” gather increasing interest. However, the focus of textile properties of energy harv...
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Inheritance of Folk Art in College Art Design Education

Nowadays, art design majors are offered in all art colleges and universities in China, but the students and teachers of this major often do not have a deep understanding of art design, which hinders the folk art inheritance of Chinese art design students. This paper explains folk art and art design,...
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‘Papiers Voisins’, Stories of Entangled Documentations

The following pages are four out of the fifteen graphic pages ‘Papiers Voisins’, in my PhD thesis Reading in Performance, Lire en Spectacle: The solitude of reading merged with the collective nature of an audience (2021). Through my practices as a spectator, a participant of a performing art...
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The Radical Avant-Garde and the Obsession for a New Beginning

Rising in an extremely troubled context in the first decades of the 20th century, the so-called radical avant-garde (especially Futurism, Dadaism, Suprematism and Constructivism) obsessively pleaded for a “new beginning”, a real “restart” of art. Its disco...
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The Ethics and Aesthetics of Intertextual Writing: Cultural Appropriation and Minor Literature

Cultural appropriation, as both concept and practice, is a hugely controversial issue. It is of particular importance to the arts because creativity is often found at the intersection of cultural boundaries. Much of the popular discourse on cultural appropriation focusses on the commercial use of in...
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Between Zurich and Romania: A Dada Exchange

Why has the Jewish-Romanian identity of the Dadaists Tristan Tzara, Marcel Janco, and Arthur Segal been overlooked or critically unexamined in art historical discourse? Until recently, this significant and complicated identity warranted a brief mention in biographical and Dada studies, such as in ...
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Time trends in contraceptive prescribing in UK primary care 2000– 2018: a repeated cross-sectional study

Background Over the last 20 years, new contraceptive methods became available and incentives to increase contraceptive uptake were introduced. We aimed to describe temporal trends in non-barrier contraceptive prescribing in UK primary care for the period 2000–2018. Methods A repeated cross-sect...
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