by Martin Hammer, Constructing Modernity Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Constructing Modernity books, Naum Gabo (1890-1977), whose eventful life took him from his native Russia to Berlin, Paris, London, and finally the United States, achieved renown as one of the most inventive and controversial figures in twentieth-century sculpture. This book is the first comprehensive account of Gabo's life, career, and artistic theory and practice. Martin Hammer and Christina Lodder explore in detail the evolution of the artist's work and his aesthetic concerns, creative processes, assimilation of such new materials as plastic, and approach to public sculpture. The authors also examine his response to the scientific and political revolutions of his age and trace the origins and development of Gabo's utopian conviction that Constructivist art was profoundly in tune with modernity, social progress, and advances in science and technology. Drawing on Gabo's extensive and largely unpublished archives of letters, diaries, notebooks, models, and sketchbooks, Hammer and Lodder discuss the sculptor's work in the context of his relations with other avant-garde artists, architects, and critics, including his brother Antoine Pevsner. They also situate his aesthetic theory and practice within the Constructi
by , Constructing Modernity Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Constructing Modernity books, Japanese graphic design prior to World War II is a neglected field. In my study I examine the development of the genre, analyzing examples from the formative period of 1900 to 1930. In chapter one I discuss the history of graphic design as it was separated from 'fine arts, ' as well as the influence of classical aesthetic traditions on graphic design. In chapter two I highlight the varied careers of several different Japanese graphic designers, Hashiguchi Goy? (1880-1921), Sugiura Hisui (1876-1965), Murayama Tomoyoshi (1901-1977), and Yanase Masamu (1900-1945). In chapters three and four I analyze how the graphic design is impacted by the changing social construction of vision (visuality). I approach this from a formal perspective in chapter three, visually analyzing the stylistic constructions of the designers, while in chapter four I explicate some of the economic and cultural changes in Japan following the Meiji Restoration (1868) and explore the ideological ramifications of these images.
by Edward Vickers, Constructing Modern Asian Citizenship Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Constructing Modern Asian Citizenship books, In many non-Western contexts, modernization has tended to be equated with Westernization, and hence with an abandonment of authentic indigenous identities and values. This is evident in the recent history of many Asian societies, where efforts to modernize – spurred on by the spectre of foreign domination – have often been accompanied by determined attempts to stamp national variants of modernity with the brand of local authenticity: ‘Asian values’, ‘Chinese characteristics’, a Japanese cultural ‘essence’ and so forth. Highlighting (or exaggerating) associations between the more unsettling consequences of modernization and alien influence has thus formed part of a strategy whereby elites in many Asian societies have sought to construct new forms of legitimacy for old patterns of dominance over the masses. The apparatus of modern systems of mass education, often inherited from colonial rulers, has been just one instrument in such campaigns of state legitimation. This book presents analyses of a range of contemporary projects of citizenship formation across Asia in order to identify those issues and concerns most central to Asian debates over the construction of modern identities. Its main focus is on schooling, but also examines other vehicles for citizenship-formation, such as museums and the internet; the role of religion (in particular Islam) in debates over citizenship and identity in certain Asian societies; and the relationship between state-centred identity discourses and the experience of increasingly ‘globalized’ elites. With chapters from an international team of contributors, this interdisciplinary volume will appeal to students and scholars of Asian culture and society, Asian education, comparative education and citizenship.
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by Dr Catherine Jolivette, British Art In The Nuclear Age Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download British Art In The Nuclear Age books, Rooted in the study of objects, this book addresses the role of art and visual culture in discourses surrounding nuclear science and technology, atomic power, and nuclear warfare in Cold War Britain. Far from insular in its concerns, this volume draws upon cross-cultural dialogues between British and European artists and the relationship between Britain and America to engage with an interdisciplinary art history that will also prove useful to researchers in a variety of fields including European history, politics, design history, anthropology, and media.
by Leif Jerram, Germany S Other Modernity Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Germany S Other Modernity books, This book is about what it meant to build a city in Germany at the turn of the twentieth century. It explores the physical spaces and mental attitudes that shaped lives, restructured society, and conditioned beliefs about the past and expectations for the future in the crucial German generations that formed the young Reich, fought the Great War, and experienced the Weimar Republic. Focusing on ordinary buildings and the way they shaped ordinary lives, this study shows how material space could influence the lives of citizens, from the ways the elderly slept at night to the economy of the city as a whole. It also shows how we integrate the spaces and places of our lives into our explanations of politics, culture and economics. It is aimed at those who want to understand urban modernity, Wilhelmine and Weimar Germany, the use of space in social policy and politics, and the design of cities.