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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  • Kruger, Runette (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    This essay attempts to interrogate the notion of the female as ‘other’ in the abstract compositions of early twentieth century Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, notions also addressed in his writings. The existing (Freudian and ...
  • Schoeman, G.T. (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    This article explores the work of Sally Mann, Berni Searle, Ana Mendieta, and Shirin Neshat in relation to the trace-like emblem of the corpse. The corpse or corpse-like body is here read as allegorical of the body’s ...
  • Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    Mnesikles was a Classical Greek architect, active circa 440, whose life cannot be reconstructed in detail. He was the architect of the Propylaea on the Athenian Acropolis, while adjacent buildings there, the Erechtheum and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Geldenhuys, Daniel G. (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    The present article suggests that empathy is not the sole preserve of human beings, and that a city or buildings can also relate with empathy to people and the environment. The Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by the ...
  • Gluskin, Emanuel (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    A love-story, in the form of a movie scenario, built around the impression formed by the painting “A Girl Asleep” (or “A Woman Asleep at Table”) by Johannes Vermeer, is presented.
  • Stevens, Ingrid (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    This article takes the theme ‘Is nature the best designer?’ and, in order to show that nature was historically and remains today a viable, valid and relevant source of design, particularly surface and pattern design, looks ...
  • 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 ...
  • Potgieter, Frikkie (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    This article analyses how the poststructuralist deconstruction of fixed knowledge and universal experiences, presents itself in two opposing ethical positions in postmodernist art and culture. On the one hand the deconstruction ...
  • Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    When the notion of empathy (Greek: em-pathos), which in its broadest sense may be defined as the ability to have compassion for and an understanding of the thoughts, feelings, and situation of another being and humanity ...
  • 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)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...