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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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    The focus of this research is El Greco’s representation of Christ on the cross in the "Crucifixion with Donors" (circa 1577-80, Musée du Louvre). This painting shows the semi-nude body of the centrally placed Christ figure ...
  • Peters, Walter (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    The Voortrekker Monument at Winburg resulted from an open architectural competition held in 1964. This monument followed the national Voortrekker Monument depicting a shrine surrounded by a literal ox-wagon laager by Gerard ...
  • Stevens, Ingrid (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    According to Jung, everything is a manifestation of the psyche: thus the body in art is a manifestation of psyche, embodied in symbols. In the close link between body and mind, symbols relate to processes of human ...
  • 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 ...
  • Roberts, Nick (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    Historically, there have been two primary ways of perceiving space that have been considered opposed to one another. First is the analytical, measured space of representation - the drawings and models architects make, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Olivier, Bert (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    What are the hidden underpinnings of what may broadly be described as ‘vigilante’ stories, such as those in popular television series or films? What leads one to suspect that there are such out-of-sight presuppositions on ...
  • Mare, Estelle Alma (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    The aim of this article is to critique Martin Heidegger’s fourfold as a static concept and to reformulate it as a dynamic concept to be applied as a criterion to assess the architectural excellence of the temple complex ...
  • Concepcion Diez-Pastor, M. (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2012)
    Recent theoretical debates on the sources of architectural knowledge tend to dissect architecture into a set of atomized disciplines, or else define it as a multidisciplinary matter. Such are for instance the most recent ...