Browsing South African Journal of Art History Volume 24 (2009) by Issue Date

Browsing South African Journal of Art History Volume 24 (2009) by Issue Date

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  • Staden-Garbett, Miranthe (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    Willem Boshoff is a practicing conceptual artist. Readings typically emphasise his use of language, socio-political consciousness and critique of authority within the South African context of colonialism and apartheid. In ...
  • Gaule, Sally (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    Johannesburg’s built environment was shaped initially by the gold mining industry whose influence was indelibly writ upon its architectural symbolism. This has however, been intermingled and covered over by the residue of ...
  • McEwen, Hugh (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    This paper aims to examine the possible cross pollination between music and architecture through two of the most successful proponents of this translation. Since by its very nature translation involves an interpretation ...
  • Gluskin, Emanuel (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    The Hebrew ‘El’ (as in Emanu-El) and Arabic ‘Allah’, meaning ‘God’, originate from the same ancient word, but what will be the future of the new cemetery in Kfar Saba situated close to Kalkilya? Can the background of the ...
  • Steyn, Carol; Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    This year marks the 250th anniversary of the death of George Frideric Handel, one of the greatest composers of the Baroque period. There are and have been celebrations of his life and works world wide. Although he composed ...
  • Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    Angels are assumed to represent messengers from God and in Christian art they are traditionally depicted as winged human beings. In the visual arts all figures are mute; therefore angel music as the divine message relayed ...
  • Oppermann, Johann (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    At issue in this article is "History of the Main Complaint" (1996), which is the sixth film in Kentridge’s "Drawings for Projection" series (1989-1999). The discussion is centred on spatiotemporal manipulations employed ...
  • Wolff, Heinrich (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    The aim of this paper is to explore the dialectic of architectural representation within the context of post-liberation self-consciousness and to present some limits and opportunities that this debate offers. The tension ...
  • Van Graan, Andre (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    Following the introduction of the Slums Act by Central Government in 1934, the Cape Town City Council embarked on an ambitious public housing project linked to slum clearance being undertaken in the inner city areas of the ...
  • Editorial 
    Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
  • Steele, John (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    Since language evolved there has been an ongoing need for accurate terminology. With the passing of time English words, like those of other languages, have mutated in usage and meaning as ideas took on different aspects ...
  • Kruger, Runette (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    This article aims to interrogate Japanese theorist Sōetsu Yanagi’s philosophical writings on Zen Buddhism and Zen aesthetics (as expounded in his essays published in The unknown craftsman: a Japanese insight into beauty), ...
  • Proimos, Constantinos V. (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    Peter Eisenman’s relation with deconstruction and the work of Jacques Derrida, in particular, has been documented not solely by the architect himself but also by several other authors. However, the actual dialogue between ...
  • Wolff, Ilze (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    Cape Town’s Werdmuller Centre, an iconic modernist building designed by renowned architect, urbanist and teacher, Roelof Uytenbogaardt, is under threat of demolition. A questionable Heritage Impact Assessment conducted in ...
  • Olivier, Bert (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    The proposed paper aims to articulate some of the possibilities of an ‘extra-ordinary’ cinema – one that would be consonant with what Deleuze indicates in his two books on cinema in terms of what he calls the ‘movement-image’ ...
  • Noble, J.A. (Jonathan) (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    This paper presents a reading of the Northern Cape Legislature (by Luis Ferreira da Silva Architects, 1998) as a form of Magical Realist design, where the limits of established design (i.e. contemporary architecture) are ...
  • Breed, Ida (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    The paper lays emphasis on the importance of contextual understanding and interpretation for design purposes. It argues for the incorporation of concrete, living and changing realities in the analysis and design of the ...
  • Coetzer, Nicholas (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    Langa, Cape Town’s oldest black African township, was initially designed as a Garden Suburb aimed at re-housing residents of Ndabeni, Cape Town’s first ‘location’. Its failure – its lack of a bucolic English village aesthetic ...
  • Prinsloo, Johan Nel (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2009)
    An understanding of the relationship between text and landscape can benefit those who design and envisage landscapes to create places – physical or imagined – that have meanings beyond the veneer. It is argued that ...