Browsing South African Journal of Art History Volume 22 (2007) by Issue Date

Browsing South African Journal of Art History Volume 22 (2007) by Issue Date

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  • Karusseit, Catherine (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    The Victorian notion of beauty was encapsulated in their obsession with the ideology of respectability. Respectability, a complex combination of moral, religious, economic and cultural systems,was organised around an ...
  • Steyn, Gerald (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    This article was motivated by a claim in literature that migrants are ruralising Third World cities. It investigates the impacts of migration - the fact that all residents are from somewhere else - on the form and function ...
  • Gamble, Jennifer M (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    Discussions of architecture inevitably involve assessments of visual pleasure / displeasure. In relation to contemporary memorial space, such discussions rarely venture into the territory of the negative critique in the ...
  • Miller, Gwenneth (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    This article presents a reading of a selection of paintings by Philip Badenhorst (1957-) made during 2007 for the solo exhibition titled A circle had closed; and another had opened again. I briefly revisit the development ...
  • Steyn, Carol (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    A 17th century Armenian manuscript, a Gospel Book, has been in Pretoria in what is now the National Cultural History Museum since 1897 and has never been displayed or studied. It is a particularly luxuriously illustrated ...
  • Konik, Inge (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    This article employs certain of the theoretical insights of Jean-François Lyotard and Julia Kristeva to identify the covert, and largely inadvertent, subversive aspects of the mainstream cinematic text Sonzero’s Pulse ...
  • Raubenheimer, Landi (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    The possibility of a "digital sublime" is investigated in this paper mainly as it may appear in a Cibachrome print entitled Pureland by Japanese artist Mariko Mori (Weintraub 2003). The pleasant appearance of the image ...
  • Olivier, Bert (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    What is art’s function today, in the early 21st century? It is argued here that, while art’s function has changed dramatically throughout history, its formal features are usually regarded as being paramount in ascertaining ...
  • Steele, John (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    Fired clay vessels created by rural potters in remote areas of the former Transkei, Eastern Cape in South Africa, hardly feature at all in thinking, collecting, and writing about ceramics praxis in this province. Yet, such ...
  • Ettlinger, Or (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    Over the last decades, the terms 'virtual' and 'virtual space' have come to take an increasingly central part in our culture. Yet, they seem to acquire very different meanings in the various contexts in which they are used ...
  • Schmidt, Leoni (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    This article considers key strategies deployed in the history of drawing since the 1970s and how these work towards interfaces between the corporeality of the artist and the materiality of the drawing itself. Connections ...
  • Editorial 
    Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    Response from academics in a variety of disciplines who have not given up on beauty, but are aware of ugliness and willing to introduce new applications for the sublime in visual artefacts.
  • Steyn, Gerald (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    This article responds to the rapid urbanisation of sub-Saharan Africa. It laments the loss and deterioration of its pre-colonial urban artefacts due to neglect and even war, and pleads for their conservation and the ...
  • Whelan, Debbie (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    The trading store is a critically understudied phenomenon, dotted around the varied landscapes of Southern Africa, often marking out physical borders, cognitive boundaries and spatial edges. The emergence of the store ...
  • Grobler, Anika (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    This article investigates the variables (principles) that can be used as criteria to enrich the static, physical model of space in the built environment. The social reading of place-making is excluded in this study. This ...
  • Hurst, Andrea (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    It is a commonplace among philosophers that we actualize our humanity most fully by “living a creative life,” and that creativity is the response to desire or passion. In this article, I argue that Plato’s “cave allegory,” ...
  • Olivier, Marco (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    In this article I try to show that one can use a conceptual framework on different kinds of nihilism, borrowed from Nietzsche, to understand certain themes in Japanese animated film, known as anime. First it is shown that ...
  • Editorial 
    Steyn, Gerald (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    The South African Journal of Art History allows the 'art' in architecture to be celebrated and explored.
  • Viljoen, Russel Stafford (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    This article investigates the first and only visit of the British artist George French Angas to the Cape Colony in 1847 with specific reference to four Khoikhoi individuals he had sketched. These sketches were later ...
  • Geldenhuys, Daniel G. (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2007)
    The article deals with the origins and background of the villancico, explaining its role in the transfer and assimilation of cultures between continents. It deals with the resultant metamorphosis and "otherness" of the ...