Browsing South African Journal of Art History Volume 21 (2006) by Issue Date

Browsing South African Journal of Art History Volume 21 (2006) by Issue Date

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  • Steyn, Gerald (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    Open living areas and cattle pens surrounded by thatched round huts, commonly referred to as rondavels, is the form generally associated with traditional South African architecture. The number of rondavels is, ...
  • Winterbach, Hougaard (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    This article demonstrates that the mythological hero who appears in myth, legend and folklore has resurfaced in the twentieth century as the American comic book superhero. First, the differences between the hero and ...
  • Geldenhuys, Daniel G. (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    The article deals with Black Box/Chambre Noir by William Kentridge, an art creation consisting of a miniature mechanized theatre, which had as commissioned work been exhibited at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin. The ...
  • Lategan, Anita; Stevens, Ingrid (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    In this article, Umberto Eco’s definitions of beauty from his recent publication, On Beauty: a history of a western idea (2004), are used to examine a selection of postmodern artworks that depict flowers either as ...
  • Duffey, Alexander Edward (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    The art world is inevitably delighted when new works by an established pioneer artist are discovered, because it not only fills in the gaps in his/her oeuvre, but it also extends our knowledge of the creative potential of ...
  • Steyn, Gerald (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    There is unquestionably an urgent need to study African urban entities, but the most appropriate method remains a controversial issue. This article was motivated by a speculative question: Could A pattern language (Alexander ...
  • Olivier, Bert (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    Almost a century after Dada burst upon the western ‘art’-scene, scandalizing the bourgeoisie and execrating conventional, academic art for its complicity with a culture that could give rise to something as horrendous as ...
  • Raubenheimer, Landi (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    New media and cyberculture have become watchwords for the new millennium and the visual arts as field is undergoing revision and redefinition. Design history may in some instances be marginalized in the history of art, ...
  • Steyn, Carol (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    The Charterhouse of Nonenque is one of the few remaining charterhouses for nuns in the world. It was built in the 12th century as a Cistercian Abbey and adapted in the early 20th century as a Carthusian charterhouse. In ...
  • Steele, John (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    Southern Africa’s eastern seaboard region abounds in First-Millennium Agriculturist ceramic artefacts. Archaeological records are beginning to show that amongst predominantly utilityware prehistoric ceramics are many ...
  • Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa, is discussed in terms of the detrimental effect of monuments and the monumentalising of structures of ideological significance built on its surrounding ridges, which more than ...
  • Scheffler, Eben (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    In hierdie artikel word ’n oorsig van Van Gogh se lewe gegee met die fokus op sy religieuse belewing en die die rol van die Bybel daarin. Aandag word gegee aan die verandering in sy godsdienstige belewing en denke. Van ...
  • Van Tonder, Gert J. (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    Eight structural aspects of Japanese dry rock gardens are presented as suggested conceptual qualities for probing the underlying logic of naturalistic landscape design. The aim is to better equip a methodic research ...
  • Lonie, Bridie (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    Notions of nature have been vital for the visual arts since the advent of Romanticism. However the stability of “nature” as a concept has changed dramatically. A range of autopoetic theories in the work of writers such ...
  • Glatigny, Pascal Dubourg; Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    This article deals with a VOC map and its copy by an anonymous French cartographer of Governor Simon van der Stel's expedition to Namaqualand in 1685. The original map of the journey, drawn between late 1685 and early ...
  • Schmidt, Leoni (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    This article is based on the experience of an art historian-theorist working within the context of a tertiary school of fine arts dedicated to the integration of studio practice and art history-theory. Such integration ...
  • Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    This article introduces a neglected aspect of El Greco’s fantasia, namely the hidden geometric frameworks of his later compositions which, when discovered by the viewer, reveal El Greco’s scientific approach to art and ...
  • Schmidt, Leoni (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
  • Fisher, Roger C. (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    Moerdijk, in his formative years as architect, held Baker and his patron, Rhodes, in high regard. But in his maturity he made little, if any reference to Baker’s influence or even legacy in the making of South African ...
  • Fisher, Roger C. (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    This article presents Gerard Moerdijk’s response to the challenges posed by the legacy of Herbert Baker in South Africa, through, firstly, those aspects of an architecture derived from regional response, namely local style ...