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Staging the Artist

Staging the Artist Author Claire Moran
ISBN-10 9781351547871
Release 2017-07-05
Pages 192
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Restoring the role of theatrical performance as both subject and trope in the aesthetics of self-representation, Staging the Artist questions how nineteenth-century French and Belgian artists self-consciously fashioned their identities through their art and writings. This emphasis on performance allows for a new understanding of the processes of self-fashioning which underlie self-representation in word and image. Claire Moran offers new interpretations of works by major nineteenth-century figures such as Paul Gauguin and Edgar Degas, and addresses the neglected topic of the function of theatre in the development of modern visual art. Incarnating Baudelaire's metaphor of the artist as an actor ever-conscious of his role, the artists discussed "Courbet, Ensor and Van Gogh, among others" employed theatre as both a thematic source and formal inspiration in their painting, writings and social behaviour. Moran argues that what renders this visual, literary and social performance modern is its self-consciousness, which in turn serves as a model with which to challenge pictorial convention. This book suggests that tracing modern performance and artistic identity to the nineteenth century provides a greater understanding not only of the significance of theatre in the development of modern art, but also highlights the self-conscious staging inherent to modern artistic identity.

Staging the Image

Staging the Image Author Gerald Janecek
ISBN-10 0893574627
Release 2017
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Essays published in this volume are the result of a workshop called "Prigov: Multimedia, Performative, Translingual: Dmitry Prigov's Legacy as an Artist and Writer," sponsored by the Slavic Department of the National Library of the Czech Republic at the Klementinum and the Dmitry Prigov Foundation, held in December 2014 at the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague.

Staging the Archive

Staging the Archive Author Ernst van Alphen
ISBN-10 9781780234144
Release 2014-11-15
Pages 224
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Dedicated to art practices that mobilize the model of the archive, Staging the Archive demonstrates the ways in which such “archival artworks” probe the possibilities of what art is and what it can do. Through a variety of media, methodologies and perspectives, the artists surveyed here also challenge the principles on which the notions of organization, evidence, and documentation are built. The earliest examples of the modern archival artwork were made in the 1930s, but only since the 1960s have artists really embraced archival principles to inform, structure, and shape their works. This includes practices that consist of archive construction, archaeological investigation, record keeping, and the use of archived materials, but also interrogations of the principles, claims, and effects of the archive. Staging the Archive shows how artists read the concept of the archive against the grain, questioning not only what the archive is and can be but what materials, images, or ideas can be archived. Ernst van Alphen examines these archival artists and artworks in detail, setting them within their social, political, and aesthetic contexts. Exploring the works of Marcel Duchamp, Marcel Broodthaers, Christian Boltanski, Annette Messager, Fiona Tan, and Sophie Calle, among others, he reveals how modern and contemporary artists have used and contested the notion of the archive to establish new relationships to history, information, and data.

Character Mentor

Character Mentor Author Tom Bancroft
ISBN-10 9780240820712
Release 2012
Pages 163
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Provides advice for graphic artists on how to deepen characterizations through poses and expressions, and presents a variety of exercises, with examples of how previous artists have handled them and expert suggestions to improve the results.

The Model as Performance

The Model as Performance Author Thea Brejzek
ISBN-10 9781474271400
Release 2017-11-16
Pages 200
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The Model as Performance investigates the history and development of the scale model from the Renaissance to the present from a scenographic perspective and a performative paradigm that explores what the model can do and how it is used in theatre and architecture. It provides a comprehensive historical context and theoretical framework for theatre scholars, scenographers, artists and architects interested in the model's reality-producing capacity and its recent emergence in contemporary art practice and exhibition. For the undergraduate student, it provides a historical survey of the model, and to the postgraduate student, it opens up a new methodological approach. Introducing a typology of the scale model beyond the iterative and the representative model, the authors identify the autonomous model as a provocative construction between past and present, idea and reality that challenges and redefines the relationship between object, viewer and environment. Case studies include Brunelleschi's dome models and Bel Geddes' Futurama, Mies van der Rohe's mock ups and Zumthor's atmospheric models, Anna Viebrock's life size boxes and Herzog & de Meuron's miniature styrofoam exhibits.

Staging The Nutcracker

Staging  The Nutcracker Author Mikhail Shemi︠a︡kin
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106016898733
Release 2001-09-22
Pages 159
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Staging the Nutcracker is an extraordinary record of artist Mihail Chemiakin's commission from the legendary Kirov Ballet for a new staging of The Nutcracker ballet. His innovative new costumes, exquisite sketches, paintings, watercolors and maquettes reveal a powerful imagination at work. Fanciful and dainty characters from previous productions have been transformed into lively creatures, drawing you into Chemiakin's brilliant world of visual surprises where the ordinary unravels into the extraordinary. The simplest objects -- the grandfather's shoe, or the Christmas tree, bees and candies, hats and coats -- take on odd shapes and sizes, like out of control cartoon characters. Essays from leading figures in the world of Russian Ballet world explore the challenges Chemiakin faced working on one of the most important Commissions in the world of ballet. Whether you are an avid fan of the Nutcracker ballet, a student of theater and costume design, or an art lover, Staging the Nutcracker is a richly illustrated record and a treasured heirloom that will delight and inspire for years to come. Staging the Nutcracker is the companion to the International tour scheduled which launched in St. Petersburg in Nov 2000 and will tour to the NYC Metropolitan Opera, London's Covent Garden, and Milan's La Scala.

Performa 11

Performa 11 Author RoseLee Goldberg
ISBN-10 0615702589
Release 2014-05-31
Pages 383
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Performa 11 is the fourth volume in an acclaimed series that draws content and inspiration from the world-renowned Performa biennials. Written by legendary performance art historian RoseLee Goldberg, Performa 11 is the definitive document of the Performa 11 biennial, and features documentation by the 150 artists who took part, including Robert Ashley, Tarek Atoui, Gerard Byrne, Simon Fujiwara, Guy Maddin, Ming Wong, Shirin Neshat and Frances Stark. The book features photographs of each artist's performance by acclaimed photographer Paula Court, storyboards, sketches and scripts documenting the artists' creative processes, and ten newly commissioned essays on different themes from the biennial, including language, Russian Constructivism, Fluxus, comedy and the relationship between visual art and theater. Performa 11 is a beautiful document of a remarkable festival, as well as an invaluable reference guide to some of the most significant performance artists of our time.

Building a Successful Home Staging Business

Building a Successful Home Staging Business Author Barb Schwarz
ISBN-10 0470164883
Release 2007-05-23
Pages 256
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Let Barb Schwarz—the creator of the Home Staging concept—show you what it takes to make it in the Home Staging industry. In 1972, Barb Schwarz coined the term "Staging" to refer to the process of preparing a home for sale, and turned her idea into a brand new industry. Today, thanks to Schwarz's pioneering efforts, Home Staging has become a big business with enormous profit potential. If you are thinking about starting a Home Staging business of your own or just want to improve upon an existing one, then Building a Successful Home Staging Business is the book for you. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this practical guide will show you exactly how to set up a Home Staging business, and help you run and maintain the business as it grows. Some of the issues outlined throughout these pages include: How to write a business plan, market your company, and make the most of your resources How to work through the consulting, bidding, and Staging processes How to establish solid relationships with real estate agents and brokers How to obtain your Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) designation Filled with in-depth insights, expert advice, and proven strategies that Schwarz has developed over the course of her stellar career, Building a Successful Home Staging Business will put you in the perfect position to profit from the many opportunities that exist in this dynamic market.

Staging Social Justice

Staging Social Justice Author Norma Bowles
ISBN-10 9780809332397
Release 2013-06-03
Pages 328
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Normal.dotm0011901163SIU Press195141012.00false18 pt18 pt00falsefalsefalse!--StartFragment-- Fringe Benefits, an award-winning theatre company, collaborates with schools and communities to create plays that promote constructive dialogue about diversity and discrimination issues. Staging Social Justice is a groundbreaking collection of essays about Fringe Benefits’ script-devising methodology and their collaborations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. The anthology also vividly describes the transformative impact of these creative initiatives on participants and audiences. By reflecting on their experiences working on these projects, the contributing writers—artists, activists and scholars—provide the readerwith tools and inspiration to create their own theatre for social change. “Contributors to this big-hearted collection share Fringe Benefits’ play devising process, and a compelling array of methods for measuring impact, approaches to aesthetics (with humor high on the list), coalition and community building, reflections on safe space, and acknowledgement of the diverse roles needed to apply theatre to social justice goals. The book beautifully bears witness to both how generative Fringe Benefits’ collaborations have been for participants and to the potential of engaged art in multidisciplinary ecosystems more broadly.”—Jan Cohen-Cruz, editor of Public: A Journal of Imagining America !--EndFragment--

Encaustic Art

Encaustic Art Author Lissa Rankin
ISBN-10 9780823099283
Release 2010
Pages 240
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"Encaustic Art" serves as the complete resource for artists working with encaustic wax. This guide contains step-by-step techniques with easy-to-understand instructions and detailed illustrations, gorgeous examples of encaustic works of art, plus tips and techniques gleaned from interviews and studio visits with more than 60 professional artists working with the medium internationally. Full color.

Staging Age

Staging Age Author L. Marshall
ISBN-10 9780230110052
Release 2010-08-18
Pages 238
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This text explores how performers offer conscious-and unconscious-portrayals of the spectrum of age to their audiences. It considers a variety of media, including theatre, film, dance, advertising, and television, and offers critical foundations for research and course design, sound pedagogical approaches, and analyses.

Scenography as New Ideology in Contemporary Curating The Notion of Staging in Exhibitions

Scenography as New Ideology in Contemporary Curating  The Notion of Staging in Exhibitions Author Margaret Choi Kwan Lam
ISBN-10 9783954892174
Release 2014-12
Pages 124
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Scenography has been acting as a transformative force to reform the traditionalexhibitionary complex. This has led to an unprecedented intersection wherescenography meets contemporary curating, which further informs a radical ideologicalshift in the frontier of the exhibition scene. This book aims to exploit a new land ofdiscussion to look into this intersection between scenographic practice andcontemporary curating, its mergence and the subsequent revolution it has caused. Byseeing museums and exhibition spaces as metaphorical stages, it fundamentallyreconfigures the infrastructure of curating practices, in terms of a shift in authorship,architectural embodiment of ideas, field of experience, layered narrative, dramaturgy andthe hybrid expressions of new media. Three case studies will demonstrate scenography’swide-ranged methodologies in dealing with contemporary issues. Cases include: BMWMuseum (Reopened in 2008), Cultures of the World (Opened in 2010) and Leonardo’sLast Supper: A Vision by Peter Greenaway (2008, 2010). The discussion cuts throughmajor discourses, both responding to the rise of the experience economy and theexpanding notion of curating, in parallel.

Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity

Conceptual Art and the Politics of Publicity Author Alexander Alberro
ISBN-10 0262511843
Release 2003
Pages 236
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An examination of the origins and legacy of the conceptual art movement.

Design Essentials for the Motion Media Artist

Design Essentials for the Motion Media Artist Author Angie Taylor
ISBN-10 9781136136856
Release 2013-03-20
Pages 320
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Master the fundamental concepts and techniques of motion media design so you can apply--and occasionally break--the rules to achieve your communication goals. This authoritative guide presents all of the design essentials in an engaging and inspiring way. Each principle is explained with text, illustration and photography where necessary. An accompanying website will contain any necessary digital files for download, updates and links to other resources.

Staging Desires

Staging Desires Author Mio Wakita
ISBN-10 3496014679
Release 2013
Pages 206
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Closely examining staged images of Japanese femininity, this study centers on the mid-Meiji souvenir photography of Kusakabe Kimbei, approaching from the artist’s perspective while referencing his culture’s visual and traditional practices. The analysis attempts to construe visual material in its original context using various points of departure, including the sociocultural significance of the staged models, the visual display of the photographic models in relation to the visibility problem of Japanese women in Meiji visual media, and Kimbei’s visual encodings of Japanese femininity. By means of contextualized analysis, this survey seeks to illuminate the intricate structure of significations embedded on the visual plane, ultimately demonstrating how Kimbei’s female images present a locus of multilayered meanings.

Staging Faith

Staging Faith Author Craig R. Prentiss
ISBN-10 9780814708217
Release 2013-10-25
Pages 233
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In the years between the Harlem Renaissance and World War II, African American playwrights gave birth to a vital black theater movement in the U.S. It was a movement overwhelmingly concerned with the role of religion in black identity. In a time of profound social transformation fueled by a massive migration from the rural south to the urban‑industrial centers of the north, scripts penned by dozens of black playwrights reflected cultural tensions, often rooted in class, that revealed competing conceptions of religion's role in the formation of racial identity. Black playwrights pointed in quite different ways toward approaches to church, scripture, belief, and ritual that they deemed beneficial to the advancement of the race. Their plays were important not only in mirroring theological reflection of the time, but in helping to shape African American thought about religion in black communities. The religious themes of these plays were in effect arguments about the place of religion in African American lives. In Staging Faith, Craig R. Prentiss illuminates the creative strategies playwrights used to grapple with religion. With a lively and engaging style, the volume brings long forgotten plays to life as it chronicles the cultural and religious fissures that marked early twentieth century African American society. Craig R. Prentiss is Professor of Religious Studies at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the editor of Religion and the Creation of Race and Ethnicity: An Introduction (New York University Press, 2003).

Adolphe Appia Artist and Visionary of the Modern Theatre

Adolphe Appia  Artist and Visionary of the Modern Theatre Author Richard C. Beacham
ISBN-10 9781134356256
Release 2014-03-18
Pages 324
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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.