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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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Van Rensburg, Rudolf Johannes; Da Costa, Mary-Anne (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    Drawing on Henri Lefebvre’s quotidian theories, space making is explored as an expression of a society’s collective mind. Spatial understanding is a function of culture. Spatial ability is the capacity to interpret knowledge ...
  • 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 ...
  • Viljoen, Russel Stafford (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    International interest in and encounters between Europeans and the “Hottentots” (Khoikhoi) of South Africa date back and span many centuries. Recurrent colonial encounters influenced the way in which artists, engravers, ...
  • Schmidt, Leoni (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2008)
    This article consists of two parts: the first looks back and the second moves sideways. In the first part, the author considers the background for her current research focus on contemporary drawing. In the second part, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...