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Visual Arts & Film Studies Book Report/Review

Photography Aspects - Digital Manipulation
Taken by Susan Meiselas was used in a painting named “Riot,” by another artist and how Meiselas tried unsuccessfully to stop other people from removing the “historical contextualization” of her work (32). Although Meiselas, and the artist, Garnett, came to a friendly conclusion and even had a public discussion about it to consider some of the questions it raises, this kind of thing doesn’t always end so well.The two news articles we read for class provide examples of photographers
Pages: 3 (750 words), Book Report/Review
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Twentieth-Century Photography: Design in Modern World
Many people did not appreciate the work of photographers. People did not see it as an important job. It is different now since it has grown to be a big industry that employs many people. We owe all this advancement to early pioneers who took their time to transform the industry to be a big as it is now. We are going to consider some of those pioneers who contributed immensely to the advancement made the film industry (David Cunningham, Andrew fisher and Sas Mays, 1240).The list of the pioneers
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Computer Use is the New Media Reader of Contemporary Society
The primary question in the selection of a utility tool/ instrument, pertains to intention, is it or is it not ‘user friendly?’ Furtherance, is a variant of uses or advantages in utilizing such an instrument/ tool?From enhancing information flow and facilitating communication, computers have initiated an ‘efficiency’, which has reduced time and resource consumption. In the contemporary arena, without the aid of computers, Man is left uninformed, lacking communication and vitally,
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage
The idea about genre can also be explained in the movie called It Happened One Night that makes it different from all other classical comedies as it shows the young man and a woman being faced by various challenges in their relationships but eventually marry. The movie implies that people were created for each other and were meant to find each other. It means that people are usually required to cross some boundaries in order get married by completely forgetting about their past and forge ahead
Pages: 3 (750 words), Book Report/Review
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The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Between aura and tradition is that aura makes things that are reproduced to have a different appearance that detaches them from the domain of tradition. Thus, if a piece of art that is dated many years ago is reproduced, it does not appear as a forgery of the original. Cult value of a piece of art according to Benjamin is the existence purpose of a piece while for the exhibition value, the existence of a work of art is for viewing, which reminds people of the great moments in history. According
Pages: 6 (1500 words), Book Report/Review
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Empire to Exile: A Jacques Louis' View of Art
The paintings that attracted critic, and the reason for his arrest, also the reason why he had political affiliations and still the reason on why he had to exile. His works are full of propaganda but in between he managed to draw family and friends creatively. The book has the explanations on Louis life his secrets and a sudden interest in politics. It also harbors his works which have supporting information and literature.The last 25 years which were more vigorous in his life, is what the book
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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State of War: The Violent Order of Fourteenth-Century Japan
The pragmatic approach to his historical account and the provision of statistical evidence to his narration eliminates mistakes from the work besides the fact that the existence of such material at the end of the chapter makes for easier referencing. Most historians simply provide such subsidiary information in their glossary at the end of the entire book thereby making referencing and confirmation more difficult. Conlan,s ability to provide adequate evidence for every chapter makes the book
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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State of War: The Violent Order of Fourteenth-Century Japan
A shield was a crucial armour to the soldiers since it protected them and the whole phalanx formation, while the loss of a spear or a sword would be excused, the loss of a shield was considered a disgrace on the part of the soldier who lost it. Lamellar and modular allowed the soldiers to move freely while the general shape of the armour was designed in such a way that the soldier would be able to move all body parts and in addition provide extra deflection capabilities to arrows. Arms
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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The Bauhaus: Reason behind the Pursuit of a Unified Work of Art
Gropius explains that the Bauhaus wants to reunify these disciplines because they are part of a whole. He asserts that these practical arts disciplines are “inseparable components of a new architecture” (Conrad, 1971, p. He further depicts that the new architecture is a “great architecture” that has “no distinction between monumental and decorative art” (Conrad, 1971, p. The Bauhaus sees the ideal building as harmonious because its workers are unified in creating a cohesive form of
Pages: 3 (750 words), Book Report/Review
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Jean-Louis Baudry "The Apparatus"
Most films undergo the stages of scripting, decoupage, and shooting after the breakdown of the plot. In between these phases is the apparatus, the camera. To end with, there are the apparatuses that are involved in the editing process that determine the final effects and the results of the film. The end-product, the film, hides most of the work that ensures the achievement of this transformation.According to Baudry, the projector and screen are two other apparatuses that are useful in the
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Estimation of the Value of Gravitational Acceleration g Based on Measurements from a Simple Pendulum
When it is released, the restoring force (force due to gravity) will cause it oscillate about the equilibrium position, swinging back and forth.We further plotted a graph a graph of period squared against length to help us understand the relationship between the length and the period squared. Clearly, from the graph we observe a positive linear relationship between period squared and the length. This means that as the length increases so does the period squared. The slope is 3.662, implying
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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The male viewer quails before the spectacle of women who embody “his worst fears of their atavistic primitivism, animalistic, destructiveness, and cold impersonal eroticism.The psychological basis is that of contempt for women is integral to normal male psychology as suggested by Freud who noted the prevalence of men’s ‘desire to depreciate’ women and observed that ‘the curb put upon love by civilization involves a universal (read: male) tendency to debase sexual
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Discussing the Artistic Merits of the Joe Turners Come and Gone
In a case that may be likened to bleeding a leech to fatten a heifer, the foreman also takes Jeremy’s money even though it is clear that he is wealthier than Jeremy (Wilson, 1984, Act I, Scene I).The aforementioned culture of exploitation is seen to negatively impact the characters in the play. Selig, a character who is paid to produce people he has relocated is trying to squeeze the largest sum of money possible from Seth. All these matters pave way for a more fragile and tense relationship
Pages: 6 (1500 words), Book Report/Review
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11 Reviews from different articles
It entails the pure use of emotions as the major tool, just like the wrestler uses his muscles (Artaud, 134). Acting may not provide as much physical movement as does the athletics, but its power of external expression resonates with the inner core of the spectator audience who are watching the act. Therefore, acting is a performance that is guided by vague instinct (Artaud, 133). Acting is the act of thinking with the heart and then projecting the same to the perceiving audience, that they may
Pages: 8 (2000 words), Book Report/Review
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Performance, Theater, Acting, Audience, Directing and Design
The athletes perform, undertake the performance of their craft, and it is in the same way that in the theaters, the artists undertake the performance of the roles that they rehearsed. Artaud makes an insightful and brilliant parallel between the artist and the athlete, and extending that parallel observation further, the artist’s theater is the corresponding structure to the athlete’s stadium. In both cases the artists and the athletes perform before the crowds who are tuned in to their
Pages: 10 (2500 words), Book Report/Review
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Search for Success in a Chinese Movie Together (2002)
Upon arrival at Professor Yu’s home, Xiaochun is angered by the fact that he was seeking fame and fortune using his talent and bursts into anger. He tears up all his awards but after a little persuasion from Lili to the professor Xiaochun plays the Violin and the professor wastes no time taking him in.Professor Yu is also a master to another student Lin Yu who is a highly jealous and ambitious girl. There comes a time when the two are in a contest for a spot and here Xiaochun’s father Liu
Pages: 3 (750 words), Book Report/Review
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Monty Pythons Spamalot Review
They meet a pyromaniac enchanter named Tim and afterwards, they have to kill the Killer Rabbit of Antioch. To achieve this feat, they require a completely new weapon for which they have to receive instructions from brother Maynard and the Monks. Having overcome these final obstacles, it is time for the Knights of the Round Table to celebrate with a Broadway wedding.The play brings to the fore certain prominent themes. To begin with, there is the theme of bravery and determination. King Arthur
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Femininity and consumption
In it, the new wave of femininity as a marketable commodity is perfectly outlined. The “problem” part according to Breward is that in as much as a new woman was emerging; the journals still retained some negative stereotypes such as confining her to the home (75). As such, as long as the publications existed, they contributed to the enshrining of females in failing to come to terms with their new position as was being offered by the new century.The major point of interest in the topic is
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Ghost by Kader Attia
Thus, it represents numerous women who are dressed in Muslim clothes, standing on their knees and praying. It is particularly important to note that the work of art draws a specific connection between religion (the figures are aligned in a specific pattern) and the fact that all of them are standing on their knees. In spite of the fact that some might suggest that this simply represents the spiritual tradition of the Muslim faith and that men must stand on their knees as well. However, it is
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Don Juan in Hell
In contrast to the conventional Christian belief that hell is a place only for sinners, even pious people like Doña Ana end up in hell in the Shavian version of hell.Henry de Montherlant earned reputation for his black-hearted misogynistic views. Besides other works, misogyny is seen in Montherlant’s Don Juan also. This work is considered more misogynistic than earlier versions of Don Juan because in this version, the female protagonist is not presented as a noble woman. Rather, she is
Pages: 3 (750 words), Book Report/Review
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