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Art And Symbolism: The Technique Of Applying Hidden Meaning And Communicating Specific Ideas Through Art, Andrea C. Macbean Dec 2013

Art And Symbolism: The Technique Of Applying Hidden Meaning And Communicating Specific Ideas Through Art, Andrea C. Macbean

Senior Honors Theses

Symbolism is an artistic style frequently used in the arts. Through the course of art history, it was its own artistic movement as well. The incorporation of specific symbols, shapes, colors, or identifiable images communicates to the viewer an intended message or statement. Frequently, symbolism appears to be hidden or initially unperceived by the intended audience. In some works, symbolism is so abstract that it needs explanation or clarification to be understood completely by the viewer. This thesis will analyze a few techniques of symbolism that can be incorporated in a work of art to communicate truth, entice thought, point ...


Charles R. Garoian: Exploring The In-Between, Leda Cempellin Dec 2013

Charles R. Garoian: Exploring The In-Between, Leda Cempellin

School of Design Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Fashion Industry Professionals’ Viewpoints On Creative Traits And, Strategies For Creativity Development, Elena E. Karpova, Sara B. Marcketti, Caitlyn Kamm Dec 2013

Fashion Industry Professionals’ Viewpoints On Creative Traits And, Strategies For Creativity Development, Elena E. Karpova, Sara B. Marcketti, Caitlyn Kamm

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Through in-depth interviews, the study explored fashion industry professionals’ viewpoints, on creativity, focusing on traits of creative people and how creativity can be developed. Four creative, traits were identified, including different thought processes, determination, having an open mind, and, risk taking. About one-third of participants believed that creativity is innate, and therefore, some, people were born creative whereas others were not. Another third of participants maintained that, everyone has some creative potential that can be further developed. The remaining fashion, professionals distinguished artistic creativity from creative problem solving. Suggested strategies for, creativity enhancement and development included (1) practicing creative thinking ...


The Contribution To And Affect Of Design And Architecture On Health & Activity Promotion (H&Ap) In The Workplace, Krystal L. Schumacher Dec 2013

The Contribution To And Affect Of Design And Architecture On Health & Activity Promotion (H&Ap) In The Workplace, Krystal L. Schumacher

Theses from the Architecture Program

Expanding the research and awareness on the contribution to and affect of design and architecture on health and activity promotion in the workplace (h&ap) is essential in moving forward in the design of working environments. As humans, we spend the majority of our time indoors, for an average American adult he or she spends the majority of the day in a working environment. The impact that our spaces have is much deeper than the aesthetic. Our environments can depict how we act, feel and operate based on the design of our surroundings. Through this research, the goal was to ...


In The Valley With Jeffrey Vallance, Damon Willick Dec 2013

In The Valley With Jeffrey Vallance, Damon Willick

Art & Art History Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Benefits Of Video Presentations In Product Design, Alex Lobos Dec 2013

Benefits Of Video Presentations In Product Design, Alex Lobos

Articles

Product Design uses a human-centered process to develop solutions that solve unmet user needs. Because of the sequential nature of this activity, final designs are often presented in printed process books or digital slideshows, which visually communicate the development of the solution from start to finish rather than focusing just on the final result. Storytelling is a key element to consider when creating these process books in order to communicate the design solution as well as where it came from. An alternative to these presentations is the use of short videos, which offer the advantage of communicating the design process ...


Griffin, Gus M. (Mrs.) (Sc 1195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Griffin, Gus M. (Mrs.) (Sc 1195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1195. Letter, 1976, written by Mrs. Gus M. Griffin, Louisville, Kentucky, to Jane Morningstar, Bowling Green, Kentucky, which contains comments about cartoonist Henry Martin. Also a 25th wedding anniversary song booklet and associated data.


Christopherson, Kathryn "Katie" (Donley), B. 1922 (Sc 1190), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Christopherson, Kathryn "Katie" (Donley), B. 1922 (Sc 1190), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1190. Annotated results of a survey conducted by Katy Christopherson, Louisville, Kentucky, about state quilt documentation projects in the United States.


Bibliography For "Holy Comics, Batman! Graphic Novels As History, Entertainment, & Area Of Study: A Survey Of Graphic Novels From Our Collection", Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Liz Aaron Nov 2013

Bibliography For "Holy Comics, Batman! Graphic Novels As History, Entertainment, & Area Of Study: A Survey Of Graphic Novels From Our Collection", Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Liz Aaron

Library Displays and Bibliographies

A bibliography of materials from the Leatherby Libraries to accompany the display "Holy Comics, Batman! Graphic Novels as History, Entertainment, & Area of Study: A Survey of Graphic Novels from Our Collection". The document also includes the display text which was included within the display to give proper context for each selection.


Bunning, Mary (Sc 1167), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Bunning, Mary (Sc 1167), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1167. Thank you note from Mary Bunning, Southgate, Kentucky, to Earlene Chelf, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Bunning expresses delight for tour of the Kentucky Building at WKU, that Chelf hosted. Notecard is print of one of Mary’s paintings.


Sju Pottery Kiln Firing, Michael Hemesath Oct 2013

Sju Pottery Kiln Firing, Michael Hemesath

Administration Publications

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Designing And Making, And Creative Design Processes That Could Be Used In Second Level Education., John Walsh Oct 2013

The Relationship Between Designing And Making, And Creative Design Processes That Could Be Used In Second Level Education., John Walsh

Presentations

This presentation was made at the TechnoTeachers Conference 2013. The Technology Teachers Association represents teachers of subjects including Technology, Materials Technology Wood, Technical Graphics, Design & Communication Graphics and Construction Studies. Despite having limited training in Design, these teachers have become the main providers of Design education at second level. This presentation looked at the importance of design to industry, society and beyond. Design in Ireland in general and in particular, how Design is taught in second level education. It considers in brief some methodologies that may be used in the teaching of design in this context. Ultimately, the aim of ...


Kimbrough, Mary Alice (Sexton), 1907-1991 (Mss 159), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Kimbrough, Mary Alice (Sexton), 1907-1991 (Mss 159), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 159. Family correspondence, greeting cards, handicrafts, and newspaper clippings of Mary Kimbrough, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Also items from various family members.


Reflections On The Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training In Chicago, Todd Barsanti Oct 2013

Reflections On The Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training In Chicago, Todd Barsanti

Faculty Publications and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Textile Society Of America Newsletter 25:3 — Fall 2013, Textile Society Of America Oct 2013

Textile Society Of America Newsletter 25:3 — Fall 2013, Textile Society Of America

Textile Society of America Newsletters

Textiles Close Up: 2013–14 Programs
From the President
Director's Corner
TSA News
TSA Member News
Featured Collection: Altar Frontals in the Florence Benedictine Abbey
Textile Community News
Conference Review: Weaving History Conference
Book Reviews
Calendar-Conferences & Symposia, Exhibitions


Embracing Change: Exploring How Creative Professionals Use Interactive Media In Advertising Campaigns, Adam Wagler Oct 2013

Embracing Change: Exploring How Creative Professionals Use Interactive Media In Advertising Campaigns, Adam Wagler

Faculty Publications, College of Journalism & Mass Communications

Advertising agencies are incorporating new forms of interactive media into campaigns as media continues to rapidly change. The purpose of this phenomenological qualitative study is to explore how five creative professionals at leading advertising agencies in the Midwest are integrating interactive media into campaigns. Through a series of interviews this project helps solidify what it means to integrate interactive media. The findings illustrate a fundamental shift in an industry that is moving away from “advertising.” An industry built around traditional media now requires creatives to incorporate dynamic, mobile, and social media into the marketing mix. Advertising agencies must engage audiences ...


“The New Costumes Of Odd Sizes” Plus-Sized Women’S Fashions, 1920–1929, Carmen N. Keist, Sara B. Marcketti Oct 2013

“The New Costumes Of Odd Sizes” Plus-Sized Women’S Fashions, 1920–1929, Carmen N. Keist, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

By 1916 over 13 million women or 12.7% of the total U.S. population was considered overweight or “stout.” In the 1920s, the term “stout.” indicated an (often matronly appearance) with generous bust, back and hip curves that did not fit with fashion s demands of the ideal stylish figure. Research related to ready-to-wear fashions for plus sized women in the 20th century is almost non-existent. The purpose of this study was to explore available ready-to-wear fashions for the plus sized woman during the years 1920-1929. To explore this topic, a historical method approach was utilized using primary sources ...


The Trend For Mannish Suits In The 1930s, Sara B. Marcketti, Emily T. Angstman Oct 2013

The Trend For Mannish Suits In The 1930s, Sara B. Marcketti, Emily T. Angstman

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

During the 1930s, fashion and popular press periodicals published reports of women’s suits and separates with the structure and styling of traditional menswear, replete with broad shoulders, notched lapels, deeply cuffed trousers, made in masculine fabrics of woolens, flannels, and plaids. The trend, termed ‘mannish,’ opposed the feminine fashions of the previous decades. Analysis of Women’s Wear Daily, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue revealed factors that contributed to the trend and sartorial components that encompassed the look. The authors contend that the mannish trend begun as a sports style was promoted by Hollywood, couched ...


The Social Lives Of Pots And Potters In The Kathmandu Valley, Briana Foley Oct 2013

The Social Lives Of Pots And Potters In The Kathmandu Valley, Briana Foley

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This paper investigates the changing status of ceramics in Thimi, Nepal. Pottery in the Kathmandu Valley is an ancient tradition, dating as far back as 400 AD. However, the rich craft is currently at a crossroads between extinction and innovation. The author’s project is to trace the lives of pots and the potters from the mid 20th century until present as they are imagined, remembered, and enacted by the human and clay inhabitants of Thimi. Rather than focusing on the aesthetic properties of pots, the author instead emphasizes the social relations that both surround and encounter them. This method ...


The Abstract Text: Adinkra Symbolism As A Narrative In Drawing, Sherae Rimpsey Oct 2013

The Abstract Text: Adinkra Symbolism As A Narrative In Drawing, Sherae Rimpsey

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Objectives:

i. Discuss the history of Adinkra textiles and its processes.

ii. Establish the origin and significance of Adinkra symbols.

iii. Situate the Adinkra symbols within Abstraction and examine its narrative potential as a non-discursive mode of communication in drawing.

iv. Create iconography to be in dialog with Adinkra symbols as part of a constructed narrative.

Methodology: I utilized the three key principles of methodological research – participation, observation, and interview in order to have direct experience with Adinkra cloth processes. I felt that this was necessary in order to effectively make sense of and analyze Adinkra symbols. I interviewed several ...


William Hodges And Thomas Daniell: Picturesque Representations Of “Hindoostan”, Nathaniel Fitch Oct 2013

William Hodges And Thomas Daniell: Picturesque Representations Of “Hindoostan”, Nathaniel Fitch

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This independent research project is a case study and investigation of William Hodges (1744-1797), Thomas Daniell (1749-1840), and his nephew William Daniell (years). Through the mediums of drawings, oil on canvas paintings, and aquatints prints, these artists created representations of colonial India during the last quarter of the eighteenth century. As such images of India were lacking before they traveled to India, investigating their work is fruitful to addressing the power, challenge, and impact of representation.

This research begins with a description of these artists, the art aesthetic and political context in which they worked. Then, the question of how ...


Wriston Art Center Galleries’ Newest Exhibition Opens Sept. 27, Lawrence University Sep 2013

Wriston Art Center Galleries’ Newest Exhibition Opens Sept. 27, Lawrence University

Press Releases

Washington, D.C.-based artist Stephanie J. Williams delivers the opening lecture in the Wriston Art Center Galleries’ latest exhibition Friday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m in the Wriston auditorium. The new exhibition runs through Nov. 27. A reception follows Williams’ remarks. Both events are free and open to the public.

Williams explores themes of body topography, play, home and pose in her installation “Homegrown” in the Kohler Gallery. Her work focuses on reconfiguring the familiar into alien territory. Through changed context, disparate parts become exotic objects allowing the viewer to look at what is uncomfortable to see and ...


"It Could Have Been Me": The 1983 Death Of A Nyc Graffiti Artist, Erik Nielson Sep 2013

"It Could Have Been Me": The 1983 Death Of A Nyc Graffiti Artist, Erik Nielson

School of Professional and Continuing Studies Faculty Publications

"It could have been me. It could have been me."
These were the words uttered by painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, who was deeply shaken after he heard the story of a black graffiti artist who was beaten to death by New York City police. Seeing his own life reflected in the death of a fellow artist, Basquiat went on to create Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart), not only to commemorate the young man's death, but also to challenge the state-sanctioned brutality that men of color could face for pursuing their art in public spaces.


Potter, Julian Whitfield, 1889-1926 - Relating To (Sc 1114), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2013

Potter, Julian Whitfield, 1889-1926 - Relating To (Sc 1114), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1114. Three illuminated resolutions memorializing Bowling Green native Julian Whitfield Potter. The resolutions are from the New York financial institutions he was associated with at the time of his death. Includes other tributes to Potter.


Can Experienced Designers Learn From New Tools? A Case Study Of Idea Generation In A Professional Engineering Team, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna R. Daly, James L. Christian, Colleen M. Seifert, Richard Gonzalez Sep 2013

Can Experienced Designers Learn From New Tools? A Case Study Of Idea Generation In A Professional Engineering Team, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna R. Daly, James L. Christian, Colleen M. Seifert, Richard Gonzalez

Industrial Design Publications

Generating novel ideas is a challenging part of engineering design, especially when the design task has been undertaken for an extended period of time. How can experienced designers develop new ideas for familiar problems? A tool called Design Heuristicsprovides strategies that support engineers in considering more, and more different, concepts during idea generation. Design Heuristics have been shown to help novice engineers create a set of more diverse and creative candidate concepts. In this case study, we extended this approach to a group of professional engineers who had worked on a specific product line for many years. In a ...


Merging Creative Design And Cad Learning Activities In A Product Design Programme, Pearl O'Rourke, Colm O'Kane, Leslie Smith, Michael Ring Sep 2013

Merging Creative Design And Cad Learning Activities In A Product Design Programme, Pearl O'Rourke, Colm O'Kane, Leslie Smith, Michael Ring

Conference Papers

Traditional learning and teaching methods for creativity differ from those used in a scientific context. Although the creative process can benefit from a certain level of prescription and structural constraint - with time allocated to research, problem definition, conceptualisation and idea development - flexibility and fluidity are necessary for creative innovation. In contrast, the more linear and rigid pedagogies associated with science and engineering education facilitate efficient learning of subjects such as those based on software packages, manufacturing and materials theory or mechanics. This paper describes the development of a project which aims to establish constructive links between the learning outcomes of ...


Comparison Of Design Approaches Between Engineers And Industrial Designers, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna R. Daly, Colleen Seifert, Rich Gonzalez Sep 2013

Comparison Of Design Approaches Between Engineers And Industrial Designers, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna R. Daly, Colleen Seifert, Rich Gonzalez

Industrial Design Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Design Heuristics are an idea generation tool based on empirical evidence from successful designs. The heuristics serve as cognitive “shortcuts” that encourage exploration of novel directions during concept generation. Design Heuristics were identified from an analysis of hundreds of innovative products and from studies of expert engineering and industrial designers. The research reported in this paper examines the utility of Design Heuristics instruction in two different classroom settings with engineering and industrial design students. The aim was to test whether design heuristics can play a useful role in creating new designs and overcoming fixations in the design process. Twenty novice ...


Art For The Disappeared, Cassandra Cronin Sep 2013

Art For The Disappeared, Cassandra Cronin

The First-Year Papers (2010 - present)

No abstract provided.


Convocation 2013 Address By Denise Pelletier, Denise Pelletier Aug 2013

Convocation 2013 Address By Denise Pelletier, Denise Pelletier

Convocation Addresses

No abstract provided.


Backus, William, 1847-1938 - Relating To (Sc 1101), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2013

Backus, William, 1847-1938 - Relating To (Sc 1101), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1101. Correspondence between Riley Handy, Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Roy F. Porter, Lexington, Kentucky, related to Porter’s grandfather William Backus. A stonecutter, Backus did the work on the columns and capstones of the Warren County courthouse and the stone arch on the north side of Fountain Square in downtown Bowling Green.