Body Sculpture Rower 3050 - Bookshelf
The first section of the volume then comprises 14 overviews which explore the history and significance of each period.
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The Encyclopedia opens with a general map of the region and a chronology of periods and dynasties, providing a context for the entries. The first section of the volume then comprises 14 overviews which explore the history and significance of each period.The main body of the text offers more than 300 alphabetically organized entries, written by some of the most eminent scholars in this field. Areas covered include:artefacts - glass, jewellery, sculpturearchaeological practices - dating techniques, representational evidence, textual sourcesbiographies - Howard Carter, Gertrude Caton Thompson, Gaston Masperobuildings - cult temples, private tombs, pyramid complexes geographical features - agriculture, climate, irrigationsites - Abydos, Dakhla Oasis, Thebessocial organization - kingship, law, taxationThe text is extensively illustrated with over 120 images. Each entry is followed by a selected further reading section which includes foreign language sources to supplement the available works in English.
From Victorian reform to post World War I physical efficiency, Michael Budd's The Sculpture Machine traces this tension between the atavistic and modern in an engaging narrative analysis of physical culture.
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During the early 1800s, inventor James Watt occupied his final years attempting to develop a mechanical system for copying sculptures of the human body. Though Watt's sculpture machine was never completed (and would, in any event, have eventually been made obsolete with the advent of photography), Watt's quest serves as an incisive metaphor for the subsequent body politics of the nineteenth century. As the modern world emerged, contemporary conceptions of physicality remained rooted in the classical tradition as they were simultaneously influenced by the technological forces of industry and revolution. From Victorian reform to post World War I physical efficiency, Michael Budd's The Sculpture Machine traces this tension between the atavistic and modern in an engaging narrative analysis of physical culture. Budd foregrounds the rise of physical culture postcards, magazines and products by examining longstanding traditions of strength performance and the growing popularity of music hall body builders in the late 1800s. In the physical culture media itself, he uncovers elements of the consumer dynamic that shaped the 20th century tabloid-press as well as early gay-coded publications. From the 1830s through World War I, bodies were increasingly articulated as objects that could be shaped and repaired. Budd's insightful work deftly illustrates how ideas about bodies influenced the building of social, racial, gender and sexual identities in concert with the construction of a larger consumer culture.
With every work illustrated, the first opportunity to see as a whole this massive and important project by one of the great contemporary artists.
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One of the world's leading painters and printmakers, the artist Frank Stella spent over a decade creating a huge series of works linked with Herman Melville's classic novel "Moby-Dick." The completed series consists of more than 135 pieces: large metal reliefs, prints, a major sculpture, a large mural, and other items. Each work relates to one chapter of "Moby-Dick," and the entire series is a highly ambitious, subtle, and liberating response to the novel. Frank Stella's "Moby-Dick" series is an extraordinary venture on a massive scale, by a major artist.Robert K. Wallace, an expert on Melville, has written a clear and comprehensive interpretation of Stella's artistic evolution during the creation of this series. "Frank Stella's "Moby-Dick "Series" describes the development of the series, traces its distribution and reception around the world, analyzes its rich and complex relation to the novel, and addresses the joint value of Stella's series and Melville's novel in expanding the consciousness of a shrinking world in the late twentieth century.Items from the "Moby-Dick" series have been exhibited in the United States, Europe, and Japan, but never before has there been a way to view them as a whole. "Frank Stella's "Moby-Dick "Series" provides the definitive documentation of this artistic achievement. Accompanied by more than 200 illustrations, Robert Wallace's text includes a chronology and a catalog of the artwork, as well as a list of exhibitions.Robert K. Wallace is Regents Professor of English/American Literature, Northern Kentucky University.