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“Wings of Freedom”: Petr Miturich and Aero-Constructivism

The article focuses on the aerodynamic experiments of Petr Vasil’evich Miturich (1887–1956), in particular his so-called letun, a project comparable to Vladimir Tatlin’s Letatlin, but less familiar. Miturich became interested in flight during the First World War, elaborating his first flying a...
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Mountains and Waters of No-Mind A Transcultural Approach to Moments of Heightened Awareness and Non-Substantialist Ontology in Henry David Thoreau, Jack Kerouac, and Gary Snyder

This article explores the epic poem Mountains and Rivers Without End (1996) by Gary Snyder and a Song/Chin dynasty Chinese landscape painting. I illustrate how the poem and the painting, together with Henry David Thoreau’s autobiographical narrative A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849...
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4 months ago

The Creative Revolution: The "New York in 1960" Experimental Era of Art and Design

Welcome to New York in the 1960s! “Art and Design in 1960s New York,” a key component of Amanda Gluibizzi’s Doctor of Philosophy research at the “Graduate School of The Ohio State University,” has been first published in the UK and USA in 2021 by Anthem Press, and the book is now available...
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4 months ago

Holidaying with Late-Victorian Theatrical Celebrities: Rest, Wellbeing and Public Identity

‘In the Theatrical World our talk is all of holidays.’ So opened one of Hearth and Home magazine’s gossip columns in July 1897. The holidays taken by London’s late-Victorian West End theatre stars attracted regular press coverage and formed a regular subject of letters between actresses, act...
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5 months ago

‘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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5 months ago

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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5 months ago

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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5 months ago

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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5 months ago

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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5 months ago

‘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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