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Ua1c11/55 Gordon Wilson Photo Collection, Wku Archives Dec 2014

Ua1c11/55 Gordon Wilson Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs taken by and of Gordon Wilson.


"Future City In The Heroic Past: Rome, Romans, And Roman Landscapes In Aeneid 6–8", Eric Kondratieff Dec 2014

"Future City In The Heroic Past: Rome, Romans, And Roman Landscapes In Aeneid 6–8", Eric Kondratieff

History Faculty Publications

From the Intro: “Arms and the Man I sing…” So Vergil begins his epic tale of Aeneas, who overcomes tremendous obstacles to find and establish a new home for his wandering band of Trojan refugees. Were it metrically possible, Vergil could have begun with “Cities and the Man I sing,” for Aeneas’ quest for a new home involves encounters with cities of all types: ancient and new, great and small, real and unreal. These include Dido’s Carthaginian boomtown (1.419–494), Helenus’ humble neo-Troy (3.349–353) and Latinus’ lofty citadel (7.149–192). Of course, central to his ...


Landmark Report (Vol. 32, No. 2), Kentucky Library Research Collections Dec 2014

Landmark Report (Vol. 32, No. 2), Kentucky Library Research Collections

Landmark Report

Newsletter published by the Landmark Association; this local group advocates the preservation, protection and maintenance of architectural, cultural and archaeological resources in Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky.


Finding Addison Mizner: His Scrapbook Testimony, Suzanne B. Kane Asid Dec 2014

Finding Addison Mizner: His Scrapbook Testimony, Suzanne B. Kane Asid

Theses from the Architecture Program

Through historic archival research, this study focuses on the works of Florida architect Addison Mizner (1872-1933), credited with bringing Spanish/Mediterranean Revival architecture to Palm Beach, Florida in the early 20th century. This thesis is the first to study the works of Mizner through the perspective of his personal scrapbooks. In a state of advanced deterioration, Mizner’s scrapbooks are currently housed in Society of the Four Arts, King Library in Palm Beach, Florida. While a rare and treasured source of their own accord, the importance of the scrapbooks is elevated by the fact that many of Mizner’s ...


Jackson, Harry Lucellus, 1907-1985 (Sc 2872), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2014

Jackson, Harry Lucellus, 1907-1985 (Sc 2872), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2872. Two letters of Harry L. Jackson, Bratenahl, Ohio, to Jane (Hines) Morningstar, Bowling Green, Kentucky, regarding selection of an artist to create murals for Bowling Green’s Hobson House. He also discusses his health treatments at Hot Springs, Virginia, and mourns the death of his cousin Mary Neal. Includes a clipping about his retirement.


Workshops, Megin Rux Oct 2014

Workshops, Megin Rux

UW Historic Preservation Plan

No abstract provided.


From Monuments To Ruins: An Analysis Of Historical Preservation In Jordan, Mason Seymore Oct 2014

From Monuments To Ruins: An Analysis Of Historical Preservation In Jordan, Mason Seymore

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The city of Amman, Jordan manages a plethora of archaeological sites that date back several millennia. Unfortunately, with the limited resources the government has at its disposal, the city is unable to conserve the sites in the best way possible. Because of this, a public disconnect between the value of history and attempts that are made to preserve it has emerged. This study explored the effects of historical conservation in Jordanian society. More specifically, the study focused on the relationship between how the public and the government perceives historical conservation efforts in Jordan. This study attempted to answer two research ...


Laplant, Alvira (Sc 2860), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2014

Laplant, Alvira (Sc 2860), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2860. A home furnishings project completed for a high school home economics class by Alvira LaPlant. Using “The Michigan” bungalow as a prototype, she includes pictures of selected furniture, fixtures, and decorative items for the home accompanied with prices, and floor plans.


Environment Between System And Nature: Alan Sonfist And The Art Of The Cybernetic Environment, Etienne S. Benson Sep 2014

Environment Between System And Nature: Alan Sonfist And The Art Of The Cybernetic Environment, Etienne S. Benson

Departmental Papers (HSS)

This paper examines the role of systems thinking in environmental(ist) art and activism through a close reading and contextualization of Army Ants: Patterns and Structures (1972), an installation by Alan Sonfist, one of the leading figures in U.S. land art and environmental art of the 1960s and 1970s. It challenges a commonly held retrospective understanding of "environmental art" as being inherently about bringing nature into art (or into the gallery) by showing how important systems thinking, which blurred the natural-cultural divide, was to Sonfist and other artists of the time. It suggests that these two understandings of the ...


An Interpretive Plan Guide For Wilderness Park In Lincoln, Nebraska, Rachel J. Ward Aug 2014

An Interpretive Plan Guide For Wilderness Park In Lincoln, Nebraska, Rachel J. Ward

Community and Regional Planning Program: Professional Projects

Wilderness Park, located in Lancaster County, Nebraska, is a public park of unique ecological and historical value to the city of Lincoln and to the surrounding region. The natural and historical features of the park present an opportunity to communicate environmental and historical topics that are relevant on local, national, and global levels, as well as inspire a lively sense of pride in the community. The problem is that many topics relevant to Wilderness Park are not currently being interpreted at the park, and that there are relatively few interpretive resources available to park visitors.

The purpose of this project ...


Roman Baths At Antiochia Ad Cragum: A Preliminary Evaluation Of Bath Architecture As Social Signals In The Ancient Mediterranean World, Holly J. Staggs Jul 2014

Roman Baths At Antiochia Ad Cragum: A Preliminary Evaluation Of Bath Architecture As Social Signals In The Ancient Mediterranean World, Holly J. Staggs

Anthropology Department Theses and Dissertations

In Rough Cilicia, monumental public architecture was built in the initial phase of the social and political formation of Asia Minor into the Roman Empire during the Imperial Period. As bathing complexes are the most abundant and diverse types of architecture in this region, it would be beneficial to analyze the role of the baths along with their importance in this new Greco-Roman society. This study will focus on two baths at the site of Antiochia ad Cragum, seating this effort in multi-level signaling theory to understand local scale patterning and revised world systems theory to understand regional scale patterning ...


Coastal Defenses, U.S., Bert Chapman Jul 2014

Coastal Defenses, U.S., Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Provides an overview of U.S. military coastal defenses during the period up to and including the War 1812.


Landmark Report (Vol. 32, No. 1), Kentucky Library Research Collections Jul 2014

Landmark Report (Vol. 32, No. 1), Kentucky Library Research Collections

Landmark Report

Newsletter published by the Landmark Association; this local group advocates the preservation, protection and maintenance of architectural, cultural and archaeological resources in Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky.


Book Review: Katherine Marsengill, Portraits And Icons: Between Reality And Spirituality In Byzantine Art. Byzantios, 5. Turnhout, Bropols 2013., Jelena Bogdanović Jul 2014

Book Review: Katherine Marsengill, Portraits And Icons: Between Reality And Spirituality In Byzantine Art. Byzantios, 5. Turnhout, Bropols 2013., Jelena Bogdanović

Architecture Publications

In this thought-provoking and controversial book, which develops from her prize-winning doctoral dissertation from Princeton University (2010), art historian Katherine Marsengill examines multiple and complex relations between portraits and holy icons in Byzantine art.


"Ce Grand Bastiment Neuf Et Vieux": The Louvre Towards Political, Social, And Urban Transformations In The Grand Siècle, Hélène Visentin Jul 2014

"Ce Grand Bastiment Neuf Et Vieux": The Louvre Towards Political, Social, And Urban Transformations In The Grand Siècle, Hélène Visentin

French Studies: Faculty Publications

Starting from a topographical analysis of the Louvre but shifting the focus from urban space to social and cultural interactions, this article argues that the Louvre, as both a physical and a political site, articulates a rather ambiguous connection between art, culture, and politics in the seventeenth century. The Louvre represents royal authority; however, it is no longer the place in which new culture circulates. In some ways, the palace, often abandoned, suffers over the course of the seventeenth century from a lack of interest and tends to lose its dominant place as a site where novel cultural and social ...


Jeffrey, Jonathan David, B. 1960 (Sc 2847), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2014

Jeffrey, Jonathan David, B. 1960 (Sc 2847), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2847. Historic Farms Certificate Application, Kentucky Historic Resources Abbreviated Survey Form and supporting material, prepared by Jonathan D. Jeffrey to designate the Paschal Howell Farm, Warren County, Kentucky, a centennial farm. This designation is bestowed on farms that have been owned by the same family for one hundred years or more. Includes compact disc with 13 photographs.


Mollifying The Muses: An Exploration Of Conflict In The Life And Works Of Iannis Xenakis, Davis Butner May 2014

Mollifying The Muses: An Exploration Of Conflict In The Life And Works Of Iannis Xenakis, Davis Butner

Undergraduate Humanities Forum 2013-2014: Violence

The early life of Iannis Xenakis, a modern day Renaissance scholar who would come to redefine the limits of musical composition and sound-driven spatial design in the 21st century, was overshadowed by adversity, conflict and alienation. Fleeing from his home country in 1947 after a nearly fatal wound to the face during the Greek Revolution, Xenakis' newfound life and career in the atelier of French architect Le Corbusier allowed for the budding engineer to explore a collective passion for music and mathematics within his work. Nevertheless, just as a giant facial scar would stand as a permanent physical symbol for ...


Scholar Week, Janna Mclean Apr 2014

Scholar Week, Janna Mclean

Scholar Week Archives (2011-2015)

ONU's Scholar Week #4.


Mollifying The Muses: An Exploration Of Conflict In The Life And Works Of Iannis Xenakis, Davis S. Butner Mar 2014

Mollifying The Muses: An Exploration Of Conflict In The Life And Works Of Iannis Xenakis, Davis S. Butner

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

The early life of Iannis Xenakis, a modern day Renaissance scholar who would come to redefine the limits of musical composition and sound-driven spatial design in the 21st century, was overshadowed by adversity, conflict and alienation. Fleeing from his home country in 1947 after a nearly fatal wound to the face during the Greek Revolution, Xenakis' newfound life and career in the atelier of French architect Le Corbusier allowed for the budding engineer to explore a collective passion for music and mathematics within his work. Nevertheless, just as a giant facial scar would stand as a permanent physical symbol for ...


Shakers - South Union, Kentucky (Sc 1328), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2014

Shakers - South Union, Kentucky (Sc 1328), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1328. Letters, written by South Union, Kentucky Shaker leaders, to leaders of the Hancock Shaker Society, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, discussing the building of mills and dam, economic conditions, and religious affairs. The original letters are in the Library of Congress.


The Bennett Grove School: Bulloch County’S Last One Room African American Schoolhouse, Inger Wood Feb 2014

The Bennett Grove School: Bulloch County’S Last One Room African American Schoolhouse, Inger Wood

Sociology and Anthropology Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.


Owen, Colvin Jacob (Sc 1270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2014

Owen, Colvin Jacob (Sc 1270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1270. Research project done by WKU student Colvin Owen, Lexington, Kentucky, relating to the restoration needs of a Bowling Green, Kentucky house at 6487 Louisville Road known as “Rose Villa.”


Structuring An Interdisciplinary Studio: A Study Between The Disciplines Of Art And Design, Dawn Haynie Jan 2014

Structuring An Interdisciplinary Studio: A Study Between The Disciplines Of Art And Design, Dawn Haynie

Art and Design Faculty Publications

Given trends in practice that lean towards an interdisciplinary approach, structuring a studio course, which allows for communication and exploration, is critical to ensuring our student’s success.


God’S Dominion: Omar Ibn Said Use Of Arabic Literacy As Opposition To Slavery, Akel Kahera Jan 2014

God’S Dominion: Omar Ibn Said Use Of Arabic Literacy As Opposition To Slavery, Akel Kahera

Publications

Omar ibn Said’s Th e Life of Omar Ibn Said, Written by Himself (1831) occupies a unique position within the slave narrative tradition. As the only surviving Arabic autobiography written by a slave from the United States, the Life juxtaposes a religious exegesis based on the textual authority of the Qur’an with a first-person account of Omar’s life. Only recently rediscovered, having been found in a trunk in a Virginia at-tic in 1995 and sold to a private collector after being lost since 1920, the manuscript has sparked renewed interest in writings by enslaved Muslims in America ...


Christians In The Amphitheater? The «Christianization» Of Spectacle Buildings And Martyrial Memory, Kimberly Bowes Jan 2014

Christians In The Amphitheater? The «Christianization» Of Spectacle Buildings And Martyrial Memory, Kimberly Bowes

Departmental Papers (Classical Studies)

In order to place the site of Sant’Agnese in Agone in its broader late antique and early medieval context, this article presents an overview of the archaeological evidence for Christian spaces inside spectacle buildings – stadia, hippodromes, theaters and amphitheaters. It suggests that the «Christianization» of such buildings was very rare, and in only a few cases linked to martyrial commemoration. The paper concludes by suggesting some reasons why spectacle buildings should have been so infrequently associated with martyrial memory.


Victorian Splendor: Analysis Of The Late 19Th Century Decorative Ceiling At Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion In Germantown, Pennsylvania, Johanna Sztokman Jan 2014

Victorian Splendor: Analysis Of The Late 19Th Century Decorative Ceiling At Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion In Germantown, Pennsylvania, Johanna Sztokman

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The decorative ceiling in the Stevenson Bedroom of the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in Philadelphia is one of the most outstanding examples of post-Centennial ornamental designs. The exotic, stylized, geometric pattern of the ceiling illustrates ideals set forth during the Centennial International Exhibition, held in Philadelphia in 1876, and emphasizes Victorians’ predisposition to live à la mode. However, as a result of harsh treatment conducted in the 1970’s and ‘80s and damaging environmental conditions, the ceiling design only partially remains today. This thesis considers an approach for interpreting decorative paintings where the original fabric is altered or missing. It argues ...


Juxt - Suppose: A Graphic Definition Of The Creative Process, Ken Snell Jan 2014

Juxt - Suppose: A Graphic Definition Of The Creative Process, Ken Snell

Faculty Publications and Scholarship

This paper is a photographic and poetic interpretation of what creativity means to me (Ken Snell) as an architectural educator. It is a like a window that affords a view upon creativity but also it provides a glimpse inside the imaginative world of its author. By viewing the images and reading the resulting poems viewers insert themselves into the process. Hopefully they will find personal meaning that lies between the selected pairs of images…It is like hearing the implied 5th note in a harmonic chord.


Bombing, Tagging, Writing: An Analysis Of The Significance Of Graffiti And Street Art, Lindsay Bates Jan 2014

Bombing, Tagging, Writing: An Analysis Of The Significance Of Graffiti And Street Art, Lindsay Bates

Theses (Historic Preservation)

A first look upon a well-contrived piece of graffiti or street art may inspire feelings of surprise, delight, and amusement, but the connection between graffiti and cultural heritage might be more difficult to perceive. Conventionally, graffiti was synonymous with vandalism, associated with a subculture that needed to be extinguished immediately. However, with the works of such artists as Basquiat, Keith Haring, Banksy, Steve Powers, and the like, graffiti began to be recognized as something more than crime – something with far more value, something that could reach beyond the walls of a gallery. Indeed, this subculture has since proliferated exponentially, and ...


Appalink, Appalachian Studies Association Jan 2014

Appalink, Appalachian Studies Association

Appalink

No abstract provided.


María Santísima Nuestra Señora De La Soledad: The Archaeology And Architectural History Of The Ex-Misión De La Soledad, 1791-1835, Rubén Mendoza Jan 2014

María Santísima Nuestra Señora De La Soledad: The Archaeology And Architectural History Of The Ex-Misión De La Soledad, 1791-1835, Rubén Mendoza

SBGS Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.