Book Announcement: The Post-Industrial Landscape as Site for Creative Practice: Material Memory

The Post-Industrial Landscape as Site for Creative Practice: Material Memory now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Paperback, pp199, £57.99 / $98.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Post-Industrial Landscape as Site for Creative Practice: Material Memory, edited by Gwen Heeney.

This book brings together experts in the fields of art history, visual arts, music, cultural geography, curatorial practice and landscape architecture to explore the role of material memory in the post-industrial landscape and the ways in which that landscape can act as a site for many forms of creative practice. It examines the role of material memory in the siting of public artworks and politically inspired installation art within the socio-economic post-industrial landscape. The post-industrial ruin as a place for innovation in the curatorial process is also investigated, as are social memory and the complexities of inscribing memory into places. A number of chapters focus on photography and its important role in recording memory as transformation, abandonment and erosion. Artists and musicians present personal case studies examining the siting of permanent and temporary artworks which can invoke memory of both culture and place. The land itself and its associated histories of post-industry are explored in artistic terms investigating dislocation, wasted spaces and extinction. Landscape architects and cultural geographers explore the aesthetic of the urban ruin, its natural and human ecologies and the re-wilding of urban spaces. The volume provokes discussion by a group of diverse experts on a very contemporary subject. Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Choir Stalls and their Workshops: Proceedings of the Misericordia International Colloquium 2016

Choir Stalls and their Workshops: Proceedings of the Misericordia International Colloquium 2016 now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp329, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Choir Stalls and their Workshops: Proceedings of the Misericordia International Colloquium 2016, edited by Anja Seliger and Willy Piron.

Misericordia International was founded by Elaine C. Block as an association dedicated to the study of choir stalls and their relation to other artistic manifestations during the Middle Ages, and the dissemination of research. From its beginnings, Misericordia International has promoted a bi-annual international conference as a place of scientific exchange among members of the research community interested in this topic from a multidisciplinary perspective. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Deleuze on Art: The Problem of Aesthetic Constructions

Deleuze on Art: The Problem of Aesthetic Constructions now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp145, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Deleuze on Art: The Problem of Aesthetic Constructions by Michael Jasper.

This book examines the role of art in French philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s (1925–1995) late writings. Can works of art produce not only visual and spatial effects but also render ideas manifest? Can movement be treated in architecture so that it changes our relation to time? In what ways can sculpture help us to think differently, in a more open and creative way? In the last decade of his life, Deleuze wrote about these and other questions, increasingly turning to art as a model for a new way of thinking. Using examples from twentieth-century architecture, film, literature, painting and sculpture, this book follows Deleuze’s engagement with art to illustrate a new image of thought. This book is of interest to architects, artists and theorists and to those wishing to learn about Deleuze’s work and contemporary aesthetic practice and theory. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Intercultural Geopoetics in Kenneth White’s Open World

Intercultural Geopoetics in Kenneth White’s Open World now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp170, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Intercultural Geopoetics in Kenneth White’s Open World by Mohammad Hashas.

This work introduces Kenneth White’s geopoetics as a radical, postmodern interdisciplinary and intercultural project that reclaims the return to communication with the earth, nature, wo-man, and the self as part of a cosmic unity approach. It traces geopoetics’ beginnings, key concepts, territories and trajectories, aims, and perspectives. Geopoetics is shown here to be a cosmopolitan project for a more open and harmonious world, which buries narrow-mindedness and offers new horizons. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Building Sustainability with the Arts: Proceedings of the 2nd National EcoArts Australis Conference

Building Sustainability with the Arts: Proceedings of the 2nd National EcoArts Australis Conference now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp431, £67.99 / $114.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Building Sustainability with the Arts: Proceedings of the 2nd National EcoArts Australis Conference, edited by David Curtis.

Environmental art or ‘ecoart’ is a burgeoning field and includes a wide variety of practices, some of which are exemplified in this collection: from sculptures or installations made from discarded rubbish to intimate ephemeral artworks placed in the natural environment, or from theatrical presentations incorporated into environmental education programs to socially critical paintings. In some cases, the artworks aim to create indignation in the viewer, sometimes to educate, sometimes to create a feeling of empathy for the natural environment, or sometimes they are built into community building projects. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Architectural Voices of India: A Blend of Contemporary and Traditional Ethos

Architectural Voices of India: A Blend of Contemporary and Traditional Ethos now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443891400
Paperback (A4), pp265, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Architectural Voices of India: A Blend of Contemporary and Traditional Ethos by Apurva Bose Dutta.

The field of architecture has gradually evolved from being a mere profession to becoming a representation of the society in which we live. Architects form the voice of this profession, and an in-depth discussion with them allows a greater understanding of their theories, visions for architecture, and contributions towards the field, and how they are managing the non-linear societal evolution in a comprehensive manner. Continue reading