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Mdocs Newsletter-2014-12-09, 1.6, Jordana Dym, Lisa Fierstein, Jennifer Hoffer Dec 2014

Mdocs Newsletter-2014-12-09, 1.6, Jordana Dym, Lisa Fierstein, Jennifer Hoffer

MDOCS Publications

No abstract provided.


Geometry Of Faith: A Stereotomic Reconstruction Of Sainte-Anne-La-Royale In Paris, Giuseppe Mazzone Dec 2014

Geometry Of Faith: A Stereotomic Reconstruction Of Sainte-Anne-La-Royale In Paris, Giuseppe Mazzone

Theses and Dissertations

Planned during the XVIIth century by the Italian architect Guarino Guarini, the church of Sainte-Anne-la-Royale was supposed to be built in Paris to honor the French Queen Anne of Austria. In an unfortunate twist of fate the church was only partially realized and later destroyed. Present history's only memory comes in three engravings by Guarino Guarini himself: a plan, a transversal section, and the main elevation.

An example of Italian Baroque Architecture, the building shines for its intriguing plan and complex system of vaults. Its execution was supposed to be realized according to the refined techniques of French stereotomy ...


Interpretative Ingredients: Formulating Art And Natural History In Early Modern Brazil, Amy Buono Dec 2014

Interpretative Ingredients: Formulating Art And Natural History In Early Modern Brazil, Amy Buono

Art Faculty Articles and Research

"In this article I look at two early modern texts that pertain to the natural history of Brazil and its usage for medicinal purposes. These texts present an informative contrast in terms of information density and organization, raising important methodological considerations about the ways that inventories and catalogues become sources for colonial scholarship in general and art history in particular."


La Brigada Ramona Parra; Muralismo Y Cambio Social En Chile / La Brigada Ramona Parra ; Muralismo And Social Change In Chile, Sarah Baumann Dec 2014

La Brigada Ramona Parra; Muralismo Y Cambio Social En Chile / La Brigada Ramona Parra ; Muralismo And Social Change In Chile, Sarah Baumann

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Mi motivación para esta proyecto era mi interés en el poder de murales en Chile, y los cambias sociales que arte callejero pueden iniciar. Arte callejero he tenido un efecto muy grande en la historia y políticos de Chile. Yo quería descubrir más sobre esta historia, y también cómo los organizaciones que hacen murales, cómo la Brigada de Ramona Parra, funciona hoy. Para mi proyecto, yo usé entrevista, guías de arte callejero, observaciones en escuelas de Bellas Artes, y un exposición de murales. En mis resultas, yo encontré que la Brigada de Ramona Parra ha cambiado la escena política en ...


Mdocs Newsletter-2014-11-17, 1.5, Jordana Dym, Billie Kanfer, Jennifer Hoffer Nov 2014

Mdocs Newsletter-2014-11-17, 1.5, Jordana Dym, Billie Kanfer, Jennifer Hoffer

MDOCS Publications

No abstract provided.


Innovative Representations Of Light, Behaving As Both Particles And Waves, Among The Paintings Of Monet And Renoir, Charles Smith Nov 2014

Innovative Representations Of Light, Behaving As Both Particles And Waves, Among The Paintings Of Monet And Renoir, Charles Smith

Charles Kay Smith

Monet and Renoir, friends collaborating in open air about 1865, discovered that sunlight filtering through a canopy of tree leaves does not produce the splotches and dapples that studio artists conventionally represented at the time but circles of light. Sometimes the circles of light punctuating the shade are clear, separate and crisp, as though light is being propagated as particles, but if the pin-hole gaps between leaves are very close together, they will project compound or superimposed circles that look like the waves that Thomas Young saw in his double slit experiment in 1803-4. Newton’s Opticks published in 1704 ...


Mdocs Poster-2014-11-06, Screening Of Fatal Assistance With Director Raoul Peck, Jordana Dym, Sarah Dean Nov 2014

Mdocs Poster-2014-11-06, Screening Of Fatal Assistance With Director Raoul Peck, Jordana Dym, Sarah Dean

MDOCS Publications

Poster designed by Shane Boissière, '15, and Sarah Dean, '15, for the fall 2014, November 6, visit of Raoul Peck, Haitian film director and head of France's film academy (La FEMIS).


Mdocs Newsletter-2014-11-03, 1.4, Jordana Dym Nov 2014

Mdocs Newsletter-2014-11-03, 1.4, Jordana Dym

MDOCS Publications

No abstract provided.


Mdocs Newsletter-2014-10-21, 1.3, Jordana Dym, Lisa Fierstein Oct 2014

Mdocs Newsletter-2014-10-21, 1.3, Jordana Dym, Lisa Fierstein

MDOCS Publications

No abstract provided.


Mdocs Flyer-2014-10-17, Getting The Story: A Workshop In Digital Audio Recording With Eileen Mcadam, Jordana Dym Oct 2014

Mdocs Flyer-2014-10-17, Getting The Story: A Workshop In Digital Audio Recording With Eileen Mcadam, Jordana Dym

MDOCS Publications

Flyer advertising an October 17/November two-part workshop for up to 12 faculty, staff and students. Eileen McAdam offered an introduction to the work of audio storytelling: the collecting, processing, and preserving of cherished stories using the latest digital equipment. In this workshop you will work with portable digital audio recorders and learn basic recording and interviewing techniques. On October 17, participants will learn and practice basic techniques. On November 7, participants will present an interview undertaken independently, and we will talk through lessons learned and next steps. Whether you want to record family stories, use interviews in your research ...


Quilts - Logan County, Kentucky (Sc 2864), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2014

Quilts - Logan County, Kentucky (Sc 2864), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2864. Correspondence, promotional material and planning notes for a quilt registry in Logan County, Kentucky, sponsored by the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society and a subsequent exhibit at the Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University.


Mdocs Newsletter-2014-10-07, 1.2, Jordana Dym Oct 2014

Mdocs Newsletter-2014-10-07, 1.2, Jordana Dym

MDOCS Publications

No abstract provided.


Arts & Letters: The Magazine Of Potter College At Western Kentucky University, David Lee, Dean, Kelly Scott, Managing Editor, Potter College Of Arts & Letters, Western Kentucky University Oct 2014

Arts & Letters: The Magazine Of Potter College At Western Kentucky University, David Lee, Dean, Kelly Scott, Managing Editor, Potter College Of Arts & Letters, Western Kentucky University

PCAL Publications

No abstract provided.


Arts & Letters: The Magazine Of Potter College At Western Kentucky University, David Lee, Dean, Kelly Scott, Managing Editor, Western Kentucky University Oct 2014

Arts & Letters: The Magazine Of Potter College At Western Kentucky University, David Lee, Dean, Kelly Scott, Managing Editor, Western Kentucky University

PCAL Publications

No abstract provided.


Mdocs Flyer-2014-09-01, Invitation To Participate In Oral History Interview (Fall 2014), Jordana Dym, Jordana Dym Oct 2014

Mdocs Flyer-2014-09-01, Invitation To Participate In Oral History Interview (Fall 2014), Jordana Dym, Jordana Dym

MDOCS Publications

Flyer inviting Skidmore College retirees and Saratoga Springs community members to participate in the Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project (SSMP) by giving an oral history interview as part of Celebration Weekend, 2014, on October 18. Eileen McAdam, of Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley, conducted the interview


Salvaging Print: Letterhead In Post-Industrial Urban America, Nancy Sharon Collins Sep 2014

Salvaging Print: Letterhead In Post-Industrial Urban America, Nancy Sharon Collins

The Mid-America Print Council Conference

This panel will explore the link between today’s small press movement and the formal aspects of commercial printing during the American 20th century. Panelists include Christine Medley , Philip Gattuso, and Nancy Bernardo.

Using as its primary example letterhead from defunct companies in Detroit, and secondarily, specimens of business and legal letterhead from other urban centers of the industrial United States, this panel will examine and discuss: What did letterhead represent to 20th century printers in local markets such as Detroit? What is the significance of printed letterhead, and stationery, to the art of small press printing in post-industrial cities ...


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.


Mdocs Newsletter-2014-09-23, 1.1, Jordana Dym Sep 2014

Mdocs Newsletter-2014-09-23, 1.1, Jordana Dym

MDOCS Publications

No abstract provided.


George Washington Carver: Textile Artist, Eulanda A. Sanders, Chanmi Hwang Sep 2014

George Washington Carver: Textile Artist, Eulanda A. Sanders, Chanmi Hwang

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Born a slave, George Washington Carver (1864-1943) is one of the most historically prominent African American scientists. Carver was a pioneer as an agriculturalist and botanist by introducing methods of soil conservation for farmers, inventing hundreds of by-products from peanuts, pecans, sweet potatoes, and soybeans, and practicing “zero waste” sustainability. Scholars have recognized Carver’s talent as a painter and his ability to develop paints and dyes from various natural sources; however, there is very little scholarship documenting his work as a textile artist. Holdings at the G.W. Carver National Monument and Tuskegee Institute National Historic indicate that Carver ...


Mdocs Tri-Fold-2014-09-01, Program, Mary Parliman Sep 2014

Mdocs Tri-Fold-2014-09-01, Program, Mary Parliman

MDOCS Publications

The first pamphlet for MDOCS introduced the slogan "evidence-based storytelling" as well as key program components: Storytellers' institute, Skidmore-Saratoga Memory Project, academic year programming and coursework.


Mdocs Series Flyer-2014-09-01, Li113 Workshops, Jordana Dym Sep 2014

Mdocs Series Flyer-2014-09-01, Li113 Workshops, Jordana Dym

MDOCS Publications

List of Fall 2014 LI 113 Workshops including:

"Caricatures in the Round" with artist J.P. Crangle. Workshop includes a performance in caricature drawing and a conversation on character development, followed by a workshop in caricature drawing.

"GoPro Visual Storytelling" where students create a short doc using only a GoPro camera and Adobe Premiere software. Learn to focus on the essential elements of visual storytelling, such as movement, color, pace and rhythm.

"Getting the Story with Eileen McAdam-" This two-part workshop provides an introduction to the work of digital audio storytelling: the collecting, processing, and preserving of cherished stories using ...


Mdocs Flyer-2014-09-01, Project Vis And Mdocs Fall 2014 Events, Jordana Dym Sep 2014

Mdocs Flyer-2014-09-01, Project Vis And Mdocs Fall 2014 Events, Jordana Dym

MDOCS Publications

No abstract provided.


Evangelizing The ‘Gallery Of The Future’: A Critical Analysis Of The Google Art Project Narrative And Its Political, Cultural And Technological Stakes, Alanna Bayer Aug 2014

Evangelizing The ‘Gallery Of The Future’: A Critical Analysis Of The Google Art Project Narrative And Its Political, Cultural And Technological Stakes, Alanna Bayer

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis explores the digitization initiative Google Art Project and the ways in which the Project negotiates its place between rapidly developing Web technologies and the often-contradictory fine art tradition. Through the Project’s marketing and website design, Google constructs a narrative that emphasizes the democratization of culture, universal accessibility and a new progressive future for the art world while obscuring more complex political, social and cultural questions. Bringing together scholarship from various disciplines including library studies, digital studies, art history, and cultural studies this thesis highlights how the Project might open up a space to talk about art publics ...


Watson, Mary Verda, 1887-1981 (Mss 499), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2014

Watson, Mary Verda, 1887-1981 (Mss 499), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 499. Postcards sent to school teacher Mary Verda Watson of Grayson County, Kentucky, by family, friends and students. Includes Kentucky scenes, as well as holiday and novelty cards.


Some Neglected Aspects Of The Rococo: Berkeley, Vico, And Rococo Style, Bennett Gilbert Jun 2014

Some Neglected Aspects Of The Rococo: Berkeley, Vico, And Rococo Style, Bennett Gilbert

Dissertations and Theses

The Rococo period in the arts, flourishing mainly from about 1710 to about 1750, was stylistically unified, but nevertheless its tremendous productivity and appeal throughout Occidental culture has proven difficult to explain. Having no contemporary theoretical literature, the Rococo is commonly taken to have been a final and degenerate form of the Baroque era or an extravagance arising from the supposed careless frivolity of the elites, including the intellectuals of the Enlightenment. Neither approach adequately accounts for Rococo style.

Naming the Rococo raises profound issues for understanding the relations between conception and production in historical terms. Against the many difficulties ...


Mdocs Tri-Fold-2014-06-01, Storytellers' Institute Skidmore Fellows Application Tri-Fold, Jordana Dym Jun 2014

Mdocs Tri-Fold-2014-06-01, Storytellers' Institute Skidmore Fellows Application Tri-Fold, Jordana Dym

MDOCS Publications

Tri-fold pamphlet inviting Skidmore students and faculty to apply for the inaugural (June 2015) Storytellers' institute.


Flapper Fashion In The Context Of Cultural Changes Of America In The 1920s, Soo Hyun Park Jun 2014

Flapper Fashion In The Context Of Cultural Changes Of America In The 1920s, Soo Hyun Park

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This study aimed to analyze the key characteristics of flapper fashion, which shaped the American fashion scene in the 1920s, and to review how this trend reflected the society at that time, which was changing fast in terms of the society, economy, and culture. Towards this end, comprehensive scanning of flapper-related images found in a variety of media at the time was done, and it was revealed that flapper fashion indeed reflected the prominent changes in women's role in the society in compliance with the early-20th-century modernity, which was a far cry from the traditions, while at the same ...


Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent May 2014

Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent

Doctoral Dissertations

What do community interpreting for the Deaf in western societies, conference interpreting for the European Parliament, and language brokering in international management have in common? Academic research and professional training have historically emphasized the linguistic and cognitive challenges of interpreting, neglecting or ignoring the social aspects that structure communication. All forms of interpreting are inherently social; they involve relationships among at least three people and two languages. The contexts explored here, American Sign Language/English interpreting and spoken language interpreting within the European Parliament, show that simultaneous interpreting involves attitudes, norms and values about intercultural communication that overemphasize information and ...


“Comfort Women Wanted”: Uncovering Violent Past And Entering New Age Of Activism Through Visual Language, Yae-Jin Ha May 2014

“Comfort Women Wanted”: Uncovering Violent Past And Entering New Age Of Activism Through Visual Language, Yae-Jin Ha

Undergraduate Humanities Forum 2013-2014: Violence

During the Japanese occupation of Korea in the early 1900s, approximately 200,000 young Korean women were coerced into serving as sex slaves for the Japanese soldiers. Known as comfort women, much of their existence and stories was obscured until recently. With only 55 of these women still surviving, the need to raise awareness of their experience has never been greater. What role has art played in this effort, and how has it been used to create a discourse between older and newer generations, as a physical evidence of their emotional scars, and as a healing mechanism? In addition, what ...


Mdocs Publication-2014-04-22, Skidmore Gets $750k Grant, Anonymous Anonymous Apr 2014

Mdocs Publication-2014-04-22, Skidmore Gets $750k Grant, Anonymous Anonymous

MDOCS Publications

"Skidmore gets a $750K Grant"

The Saratogian

April 22, 2014

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