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The "Postmodern Geographies" Of Frank Gehry's Los Angeles, Katherine Shearer 2017 Scripps College

The "Postmodern Geographies" Of Frank Gehry's Los Angeles, Katherine Shearer

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis examines the ways in which Frank Gehry’s architectural contributions to Los Angeles’ social and built environment have shaped the region’s “postmodern geographies” throughout the 20th and 21st century. Through a focused exploration of three of Gehry’s postmodernist structures in Greater Los Angeles—a house, a library, and a concert hall—this thesis analyses how Gehry and his designs reflected and affected the artistic and socio-spatial development of Los Angeles’ “decidedly postmodern landscape.”


Under Water: Aesthetics And Function In Alexis Rockman's Flooded Landscape, Amy Folkedahl Meehleder 2017 University of Iowa

Under Water: Aesthetics And Function In Alexis Rockman's Flooded Landscape, Amy Folkedahl Meehleder

University of Iowa Honors Theses

This thesis is focused on Alexis Rockman’s large-scale oil painting Manifest Destiny (2004) as a case study for the role and functionality of artistic depictions of environmental catastrophe in an age of ecological crisis and activism. Many read Rockman’s paintings as works of artistic activism, advocating for the prevention of a catastrophic future, and that is in part the artist’s intention. However, Rockman himself has expressed conflicted feelings about his dual role as artist and activist, suggesting that he may not be the right person to bring an environmental message to a broader audience and acknowledging that ...


Leonard Freed's Black In White America, Jennifer Cherry Wilkinson 2016 CUNY Hunter College

Leonard Freed's Black In White America, Jennifer Cherry Wilkinson

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Through a dynamic range of photographs and texts from the 1960s, Leonard Freed’s Black in White America is an exceptional artwork that both illustrates the numerous ways the photo book format creates meaning and provides an alternate history of the Civil Rights movement and the lives of those impacted by it.


History In Collaboration: Equalizing The Arts And The Humanities In San Francisco, Nicole C. Meldahl 2016 University of San Francisco

History In Collaboration: Equalizing The Arts And The Humanities In San Francisco, Nicole C. Meldahl

Master's Projects and Capstones

Historically, there has been a critical imbalance in the way history and preservation organizations are civically supported in comparison with the amount of funding that is available to arts organizations in the United States. To correct this imbalance in San Francisco, I propose the creation of a San Francisco Department of Culture that would place the San Francisco Arts Commission equally alongside a San Francisco History Commission within a department that absorbs responsibilities currently managed by other divisions with in city government, such as the Planning Department and the Office and Economic and Workforce Development. City government necessarily takes time ...


Iain Muirhead, Iain Muirhead 2016 Claremont Colleges

Iain Muirhead, Iain Muirhead

CGU MFA Theses

Artist IAIN MUIRHEAD seeks possibility in a world of massive change. His work cultivates instability and chases an ungrounded experience. Systemic complexity and creative destruction are characteristic. Muirhead uses paint, objects, photography, installation, and video to break apart and reconfigure form and space. Terror often looms. Entropy gives way to emergence.


French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat 2016 Chapman University

French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

The research I have conducted for my French Major Senior Thesis is a culmination of my passion for and studies of both French language and culture and the history and practice of Visual Arts. I have examined, across the history of art, the representation of women, and concluded that until the 20th century, these representations have been tools employed by the makers of history and those at the top of the patriarchal system, used to control women’s images and thus women themselves. I survey these representations, which are largely created by men—until the 20th century. I ...


Hall Of Fame For Great Americans Collection, 1894-2008, Allen Thomas, Cynthia Tobar 2016 CUNY Bronx Community College

Hall Of Fame For Great Americans Collection, 1894-2008, Allen Thomas, Cynthia Tobar

Finding Aids

Finding aid for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans collection prepared by Bronx Community College Archives.


Research And Study Of Fashion And Costume History Spanning From Ancient Egypt To Modern Day, Kaitlyn E. Dennis Miss 2016 Morehead State University

Research And Study Of Fashion And Costume History Spanning From Ancient Egypt To Modern Day, Kaitlyn E. Dennis Miss

Posters-at-the-Capitol

Through a generous donation to Morehead State University, research has been conducted on thousands of slides containing images of artwork and artifacts of historical significance. These images span from Egyptian hieroglyphs to the inaugural dress of every first lady of the United States. The slides are in the process of being recorded and catalogued for future use by students in hopes of furthering academic comprehension and awareness of the influence of fashion and costume history through the ages. Special thanks to the family of Gretel Geist Rutledge, faculty mentor Denise Watkins, as well as the Department of Music, Theatre, and ...


Empowering American Women Artists: The Travel Writings Of May Alcott Nieriker, Julia K. Dabbs 2016 University of Minnesota, Morris

Empowering American Women Artists: The Travel Writings Of May Alcott Nieriker, Julia K. Dabbs

Art History Publications

The painter May Alcott Nieriker, sister of famed novelist Louisa May Alcott, is a striking example of a middle-class woman who was able to achieve professional success in the United States and in Europe even though she lacked sustained instruction, income, and connections. This article first considers Alcott Nieriker's circuitous artistic path before focusing on how she sought, through her published travel writings, to empower other women of modest means to follow in her footsteps. Particular attention is given to her groundbreaking guidebook, Studying Art Abroad & How to Do It Cheaply (1879), which not only provides practical advice for ...


Hawley-Green Street National Register Historic District Boundary Expansion Syracuse Onondaga Co, Samuel D. Gruber Dr. 2016 Syracuse University

Hawley-Green Street National Register Historic District Boundary Expansion Syracuse Onondaga Co, Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

Provides a history and descriptive building list of the Hawley-Green Street neighborhood in Syracuse, NY and add over 100 properties ot the existing historic district established in 1979.


The Debussy Problem: Debussy The Impressionist, The Neo-Impressionist, The Symbolist, Katherine Knight 2016 Western Kentucky University

The Debussy Problem: Debussy The Impressionist, The Neo-Impressionist, The Symbolist, Katherine Knight

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Since the 19th century, many critics and scholars, both of music and the visual arts, have debated about the place of Claude Debussy’s oeuvre in relation to the visual arts movements that developed during his career. Attempts have been made in the literature to label Debussy as Impressionist, as Neo-Impressionist, or as Symbolist, each given exclusive ownership of his music by the author, leading one to ask: Why have scholars and critics been so adamant about defining Debussy and his work, especially along the lines of these visual movements?

The purpose of this research is to examine Debussy ...


Northwest Coast Native American Art: The Relationship Between Museums, Native Americans And Artists, Karrie E. Myers 2016 State University of New York Buffalo State

Northwest Coast Native American Art: The Relationship Between Museums, Native Americans And Artists, Karrie E. Myers

Museum Studies Theses

Museums today have many responsibilities, including protecting and understanding objects in their care. Many also have relationships with groups of people whose items or artworks are housed within their institutions. This paper explores the relationship between museums and Northwest Coast Native Americans and their artists. Participating museums include those in and out of the Northwest Coast region, such as the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, the Burke Museum, the Royal British Columbia Museum, the American Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Museum. Museum professionals who conducted research for some of these museums included Franz Boas ...


Designing Rubrics, Assessment, And Evaluation For Oral Communication, Meredith McCarroll 2016 Colby College

Designing Rubrics, Assessment, And Evaluation For Oral Communication, Meredith Mccarroll

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Scaffolding Assignments: From Discussion To Oral Presentations, Audrey Brunetaux, Elizabeth Sagaser 2016 Colby College

Scaffolding Assignments: From Discussion To Oral Presentations, Audrey Brunetaux, Elizabeth Sagaser

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Workshop Participant List, 2016 Colby College

Workshop Participant List

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Workshop Schedule, 2016 Colby College

Workshop Schedule

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Workshop Announcement, 2016 Colby College

Workshop Announcement

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Workshop Bibliography, 2016 Colby College

Workshop Bibliography

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Object List & Discussion Questions By Session, 2016 Colby College

Object List & Discussion Questions By Session

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


Workshop Participant List, 2016 Colby College

Workshop Participant List

Colby College Museum of Art

No abstract provided.


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