Browsing South African Journal of Art History Volume 27 (2012) by Issue Date

Browsing South African Journal of Art History Volume 27 (2012) by Issue Date

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  • Barker, A.A.J. (Arthur Adrian Johnson) (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    Gabriël (Gawie) Fagan (1925-) is a leading South African architect. His architecture is regionally rooted and can be described as a “new” architecture that mediates between a love of the Cape vernacular, functional ...
  • Van Heerden, Ariana; Munro, Marth (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    This article reports on a mixed method study of painting and drawing activities of professional artists utilizing semi-structured interviews documenting affective states. The experiential data was supplemented with ...
  • Taub, Myer (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    This paper considers several examples of creative work specifically situated in the city of Venice as an amplification of otherness made apparent through the city’s metonymy of the physical body. This is an attempt to ...
  • Van der Walt, Ralene; Breed, Ida (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    According to the World Health Organisation mental illnesses have consistently increased over the past century, resulting in undisputed social and economical consequences. The confinement of patients to mental institutions ...
  • Vosloo, P.T. (Pieter Tobias) (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    David Hicks, internationally renowned British interior designer, author and garden designer, designed only three gardens in South Africa of which Riversfield Farm in the KZN Midlands was his last and uncompleted by the ...
  • Van Tonder, Gert J.; Hare, Thomas (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    Harmony between the forces of nature and human activity was of great concern throughout the history of Japan. The divination of these important forces were governed through a canon of geomantic landscape design principles ...
  • Swanepoel, M.C. (Rita); Strydom, Richardt (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    This article investigates the depiction of Afrikaner ancestry in Charles Davidson Bell’s (1813-1882) "Cattle boers’ outspan" (s.a.) (fig. 1) within the genre of explorer art. This critical revisiting of Bell – better known ...
  • Quek, Raymond (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    Many historical architectural constructions have been recorded and studied, but not all have been theorised. There seems to be a disconnection at several levels between the discourses of architectural history and the ...
  • Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    It is argued that Leonardo da Vinci’s architectural designs are uniquely original due to his ability to connect ideas derived from a wide range of sources and his own empirical researches. This attempt at understanding ...
  • Tzonis, Alexander; Lefaivre, Liane (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    I looked up “history” in the dictionary. The definition I liked best was, “study of the past.” Now any number of things can be the study of the past. Archaeology is the study of the past; it has more specific definitions ...
  • Steyn, Gerald (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    Since independence, Botswana has developed from one of the poorest countries in the world to a middle-income country. In spite of rapid urbanisation and global capitalism, the ideology and philosophy of social interaction ...
  • Van Staden, Pieter Schalk (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    This article investigates related themes of the Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) in relation to his idealized representation of the human figure. Rossetti often represented the female figure in a ...
  • Oppermann, Johann (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    In the animation film, "Johannesburg[,] 2nd Greatest City After Paris" (1989), of the South African artist William Kentridge, he combines his charcoal drawings and mark makings with photography, in what he calls Drawings ...
  • Hendrix, John (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    The contradiction between form and function should be seen as an important element in architecture. Modernist functionalism prioritized the necessity that form is seen as a consequence of function, adapting Louis Sullivan’s ...
  • Steyn, Gerald (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    Since Le Corbusier so forcefully propagated a new urban and architectural dispensation, there is a misconception that he disregarded history and that he conceptualised projects rationally and without preconceived ideas. ...
  • Schmidt, Leoni (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    The "Museo La Specola" in Florence houses a large collection of anatomical waxes, an art developed in that city under the patronage of the Medici family in the 17th century for the purpose of teaching medicine. This article ...
  • Moodley, Nalini (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    During times of pain, trauma and disempowerment, the creative field of fine art affords an opportunity for communication and self-empowerment. In the 1980s, which was one of the most turbulent decades in South Africa’s ...
  • Van Vuuren, Chris J. (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    Ndebele women of South Africa have become prominent visual artworks in the international world of commodity tourism and African art. Pictures of women clad in ritual beadwork against the backdrop of their art on homestead ...
  • Steyn, Gerald (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    Le Corbusier (1887-1965), the famous Swiss-French artist, architect and town planner – celebrated as he is – is also widely criticised for allegedly dehumanising cities, ignoring the dignity of the individual and for ...
  • Terzoglou, Nikolaos-Ion (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    This paper aims to prove that a fertile dialogue between architectural history and the history of ideas can open interesting perspectives for the understanding of the process of design. This dialogue, offering a reconstruction ...