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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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coetzer, Nicholas (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    This paper explores the theoretical problems, contradictions and limits that architecturally-oriented ‘place-making,’ and the ‘city square’ typological thrust of place-making, evokes. The first part of this paper is a ...
  • Glatigny, Pascal Dubourg; Mare, Estelle Alma; Viljoen, Russel Stafford (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    This paper deals with early cartographic representations (both cosmographic and chorographic) of the presence of Khoikhoi at the Cape of Good Hope. While the boundaries of the Dutch settlement at Table Bay and the land ...
  • 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 ...
  • Duffey, Alexander Edward (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    It is not widely known that South Africa’s most important pioneer sculptor, Anton van Wouw (1862-1945), received his initial training as an architectural sculptor. At an early stage in his career he worked for a concrete ...
  • Kruger, Runette (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    The term ‘utopia’ originated in 1516, when Thomas More christened his imaginary perfect society ‘Utopia’. The name combines the Greek terms eutopia (‘good place’) and outopia (‘perfect place’ or ’no place’). In this article, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Vuuren, Chris J. (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    Intangible heritage has become a discourse both in the institutionalised heritage domain and in the academic world. This article dismantles the concept, deconstructs existing mythologies, and illuminates some of the core ...
  • Munro, Allan; Stevens, Ingrid (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    Multiculturalism can be celebrated from a positive perspective or criticized from a negative perspective. The postcolonial writings of Edward Said (1978) and Ziauddin Sardar (1998), although separated by some twenty years, ...