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Best Integrated Writing 2017 - Complete Edition, 2017 Wright State University

Best Integrated Writing 2017 - Complete Edition

Best Integrated Writing

Best Integrated Writing includes excellent student writing from Integrated Writing courses taught at Wright State University. The journal is published annually by the Wright State University Department of English Language and Literatures.


The Shrine System: Votive Culture And Cult Sculpture, Enshrining Space In 11th To 13th Century France, Kristen N. Racaniello 2017 CUNY Hunter College

The Shrine System: Votive Culture And Cult Sculpture, Enshrining Space In 11th To 13th Century France, Kristen N. Racaniello

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Possible relationships between northern and southern French shrines are examined in this paper through case studies of the shrines at Chartres and Conques. The materiality of cult statues and votive objects, the body as performative tool, and institutional motivations are considered for their bearing on the shrine as a system.


Selected Readings On Augmented Reality, Ekphrasis, And Michael Field, Robert P. Fletcher 2017 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Selected Readings On Augmented Reality, Ekphrasis, And Michael Field, Robert P. Fletcher

Sight and Song Augmented: Painting and Poetry in Mixed Reality

No abstract provided.


Homage To The Florentine Tondo, Geraldine Karnbach 2017 CUNY Hunter College

Homage To The Florentine Tondo, Geraldine Karnbach

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Tondi were circular paintings or relief carvings, popular in fifteenth-century Florence. They were placed in households and predominantly devotional, featuring the Madonna and Child. By uncovering dual meanings from religious/gender perspectives, I will confirm the importance women and Marian devotion played in the popularity and disappearance of the tondo.


The Presence Of The Church: Morgan Library Ms M. 287, Danielle A. Fallon 2017 CUNY Hunter College

The Presence Of The Church: Morgan Library Ms M. 287, Danielle A. Fallon

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

A discussion of the interwoven presence of the church within the fifteenth century Book of Hours, MS M. 287. This manuscript is argued as a multi-layered object, as a result of the context of its production, unique imagery, and use within the private and public sectors of the patron.


Hell In Hand: Fear And Hope In The Hellmouths Of The Hours Of Catherine Of Cleves, stephanie lish 2017 CUNY Hunter College

Hell In Hand: Fear And Hope In The Hellmouths Of The Hours Of Catherine Of Cleves, Stephanie Lish

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This paper is an attempt to investigate how well the borders and miniatures of The Hours of Catherine of Cleves facilitated the method of meditation recommended by Gerard Zerbolt of Zutphen and therefore was a useful tool in Catherine’s search for eternal salvation.


The Talismanic Seal Stone Of Crete: A Re-Evaluation., Catherine Stram 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Talismanic Seal Stone Of Crete: A Re-Evaluation., Catherine Stram

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

This thesis presents a re-evaluation of the talismanic seal stones of Crete. Its purpose is to present previous scholarship on these seal stones, introduce the reader to a new way of recording and viewing seal stones through Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI), and to offer the data from a study on 384 talismanic seal stones.

Seals were small stones or pieces of wood or ivory with intaglio, meaning designs were cut into their surface in order to create a relief when stamped in wet clay or a similar substance. They served several purposes: as identification, as a way of showing ownership ...


Viewing Heaven: Rock Crystal, Reliquaries, And Transparency In Fourteenth-Century Aachen, Claire Kilgore 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Viewing Heaven: Rock Crystal, Reliquaries, And Transparency In Fourteenth-Century Aachen, Claire Kilgore

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, School of Art, Art History and Design

This thesis examines reliquaries and objects associated with medieval Christian practice in fourteenth-century Aachen. The city's cathedral and treasury contain prestigious relics, reliquaries, and liturgical items, aided by its status as the Holy Roman Empire's coronation church. During the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV (r. 1349-1378), reliquaries, pilgrimage, and architecture reflect late medieval interests in vision, optics, and transparency. Two mid-fourteenth century reliquaries from the Aachen Cathedral Treasury, the Reliquary of Charlemagne and the Three-Steepled Reliquary, display relics through rock crystal windows, in contrast to the obscuring characteristics of earlier reliquaries. Not only do the two ...


Dinner, Daniel Reuben Baskin 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Dinner, Daniel Reuben Baskin

Theses and Dissertations

Dinner is an interactive exhibition which presents appropriated works of art collected and hung in a clustered salon style, as well as a fully realized recreation based on a 16th century Dutch banquet still-life, which presents guests with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, breads, and wine to share and imbibe. Dining ware is provided for guests at the entrance to the exhibit, as are suggested topics of conversation, which are presented on slips of paper for guests to carry with them throughout their time in the space. Within the collection of wall-mounted works are references to ancient Greek and Roman marble ...


Restoring The Gothic: The Fate Of Medieval Cathedrals In A Divided Germany, 1945 - Present, Haley Walton 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Restoring The Gothic: The Fate Of Medieval Cathedrals In A Divided Germany, 1945 - Present, Haley Walton

Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses

At the end of World War II, Germany faced some of the greatest levels of destruction of any country in Europe, leaving their historic cities and iconic architecture in ruin. Across the country, some monuments were restored with the upmost attention to detail, while others were maintained in a state of rubble for decades. Following the 1949 division of the state into West Germany (a democratic republic) and East Germany (a socialist autocracy), most of the rebuilding took place against the backdrop of strong ideological differences. But the two new nations shared a centuries-long history, and, after rehabilitating basic infrastructure ...


Paintings With Doors: Three Case Studies From The Fifteenth Century Netherlands, Jacqueline T. Chapman 2017 College of William and Mary

Paintings With Doors: Three Case Studies From The Fifteenth Century Netherlands, Jacqueline T. Chapman

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines three cases studies from fifteenth century Netherlands: the Merode Altarpiece, Miraflores Altarpiece, and Portinari Altarpiece. It focuses on how the triptych format combined with the painted elements worked together to aid the viewer in communicating with the divine. These triptychs functioned as a prayer aid and helped the viewer to enter a meditative state, where they could engage with divine figures. Each artist was able to encourage this type of meditative state by underlining the separation between the temporal and divine world. The separation between the two worlds was further enhanced by the door-like nature of the ...


Uncovering The Mystery Of Machu Picchu, Barbara Cardona 2017 Stanford University

Uncovering The Mystery Of Machu Picchu, Barbara Cardona

Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research

If mysteries were ranked, Machu Picchu would be on the top of the list. This Incan site, destination for millions of tourists, archaeologists and researchers each year, is one of the biggest enigmas of Incan culture. Its mesmerizing view has prompted hundreds of unanswered questions about this civilization. Incan culture revolved around cities, built without reference to the world beyond. Although the Incas were incredible architects and inventors, they lack written records, shrouding their culture in mystery for many years. While research has illuminated some facets of Incan culture, a significant question still remains: what purpose did Machu Picchu play ...


Introduction To Special Issue On New Research On Medieval And Later Graffiti, Matthew Champion 2017 Independent Archaeologist, Fellow Society of Antiquaries, London

Introduction To Special Issue On New Research On Medieval And Later Graffiti, Matthew Champion

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


The Priest, The Prostitute, And The Slander On The Walls: Shifting Perceptions Towards Historic Graffiti, Matthew Champion 2017 Independent Archaeologist, Fellow Society of Antiquaries, London

The Priest, The Prostitute, And The Slander On The Walls: Shifting Perceptions Towards Historic Graffiti, Matthew Champion

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Monsters, Masons, And Markers: An Overview Of The Graffiti At All Saints Church, Leighton Buzzard, Becky Williams 2017 Independent Scholar

Monsters, Masons, And Markers: An Overview Of The Graffiti At All Saints Church, Leighton Buzzard, Becky Williams

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


A Light In The Darkness – The Taper Burns Of Donington Le Heath Manor House, Alison Fearn 2017 PhD Candidate, University of Leicester

A Light In The Darkness – The Taper Burns Of Donington Le Heath Manor House, Alison Fearn

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Scratches And Storytelling: Graffiti And Interpretation At National Trust Sites In Kent And East Sussex, England, Nathalie Cohen 2017 National Trust Archaeologist (South East) Canterbury Cathedral Archaeologist; Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London

Scratches And Storytelling: Graffiti And Interpretation At National Trust Sites In Kent And East Sussex, England, Nathalie Cohen

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Medieval Milwaukee: Unlikely Graffiti At The St. Joan Of Arc Chapel, Crystal Hollis 2017 Independent Scholar

Medieval Milwaukee: Unlikely Graffiti At The St. Joan Of Arc Chapel, Crystal Hollis

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Conclusions Regarding The Study Of Medieval Graffiti, Becky Williams 2017 Independent Scholar

Conclusions Regarding The Study Of Medieval Graffiti, Becky Williams

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


Pious Phalluses And Holy Vulvas: The Religious Importance Of Some Sexual Body-Part Badges In Late-Medieval Europe (1200-1550), Ben Reiss 2017 National Museums, Scotland

Pious Phalluses And Holy Vulvas: The Religious Importance Of Some Sexual Body-Part Badges In Late-Medieval Europe (1200-1550), Ben Reiss

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture

No abstract provided.


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