Browsing South African Journal of Art History Volume 23 (2008) by Issue Date

Browsing South African Journal of Art History Volume 23 (2008) by Issue Date

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  • Olivier, Bert (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    In this article I examine the startling work of Leonard Shlain on the provenance of certain ‘natural’,cortico-neurally based predispositions on the part of women as opposed to men, and offer an interpretation of his work ...
  • Van Bergen, Jan Willem (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    In this article I will be elaborating a position first articulated by R. Buckminster Fuller. This position is that the geometry we rely on to inform and motivate our acts is central to our being in the world, and hence our ...
  • Van Rensburg, Rudolf Johannes; Da Costa, Mary-Anne (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    In this paper it is argued that contemporary architectural and urban space has become impoverished through the hegemony of a formalistic approach in architecture and urban design, and Modernism’s separation of subject and ...
  • Noble, J.A. (Jonathan) (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    An abandoned landscape at the heart of historic Kliptown was the site for the 1955 ‘Congress of the People,’ (COP) an anti-apartheid gathering of people from across the entire country which inaugurated the declaration of ...
  • Ware, SueAnne (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    There is an incongruity between the inherent changeability of both landscapes and memories, and the conventional, formal strategies of commemoration that typify the constructed landscape memorial. This paper will examine ...
  • Ross, Wendy (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    Environmental degradation, pollution and poverty are said to be destroying most countries worldwide. This article responds to the need for the recognition of the role that ecologically-concerned art can play in environmental ...
  • Ncokazi, Litha; Steele, John (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    This tribute to maternal grandmother of co-author Litha Ncokazi is based on his childhood memories of growing up in the Transkei, Eastern Cape, in South Africa. Aspects of these recollections have in turn served as a ...
  • Konik, Adrian (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    This article, taking as its point of departure the validity of Laclau and Mouffe’s perspectives on radical democracy, focuses, in particular, on whether or not neo-Marxist cultural criticism could, conceivably, have recourse ...
  • Breed, Ida (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    This paper aims to broaden the debate on dynamics that influence urban space formation, as a means to a better understanding and as a reference for the South African context. The dynamics that determine the formation of ...
  • Muller, Liana (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    The relationship between landscape and culture, or landscape and memory, is a developing discourse in anthropological and other cross-disciplinary fields in recent years. During the late nineties, tangible and intangible ...
  • Konik, Adrian (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    Against the backdrop of Laclau and Mouffe’s perspectives on radical democracy, this article focuses on the way in which the phenomenon of ‘presentism’, or the retrospective historical projection of the axiology of the ...
  • Gluskin, Emanuel (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    The assumption is expressed that two very different, strongly mutually contrasting places are shown in ‘Servant pouring milk’, and this is the “hidden” dynamic of thought of this picture by a genius, which amazed, despite ...
  • Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    Aleš Erjavec is the Director of Research in the Institute of Philosophy of the Center of Scientific Research of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Ljubljana) and professor of Aesthetics at Ljubljana University ...
  • Steyn, Carol; Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    Finland regarded the composer Jean Sibelius as a national hero from his youth until the end of his long life, although he composed nothing during his last thirty years. Outside Finland his reputation as a composer has been ...
  • Noble, J.A. (Jonathan) (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    This chapter develops a methodological discussion on questions of hybridity in architectural theory and design, in the context of post-apartheid South Africa. Reference is made to differing ideas of hybridity; from early ...
  • Kruger, Runette (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    The relationship between design and empathy is not unproblematic. Consideration of this relationship brings several questions to mind, including whether it is possible for design to be practiced in a predominantly empathetic ...
  • Steyn, Gerald (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    The African market street is unquestionably one of the most contested spaces in the built environment. It is a busy, crowded place shared by traders, pedestrians and vehicles, mostly minibus taxis. This phenomenon is ...
  • Van Tonder, Gert J. (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    Humans are not only adapted to nature, but also adapt their domestic environment to suit their own needs. Here, I suggest that Japanese Zen gardens uniquely bridge these different formative spheres of our perceptual evolution ...
  • Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    In 1924 Walter Benjamin and Asja Lacis described the environs and architecture of Naples as “porous”, explaining that its built environment resists any fixed or designated functionality. Their description reminds one of ...
  • Raman, Pattabi G. (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    At some stage or other, nearly all artistic productions of modernism have been criticized as being arid, vacuous and unappealing to the lay-public. Undoubtedly, scholars have successfully analyzed, defended and presented ...