Special Issue "Art and Words"

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A special issue of Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Dana Arnold

School of Art and Design, Middlesex University, London. The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT, UK
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Interests: architecture; architectural history and historiography; art history and aesthetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This volume examines the various patterns and approaches to writing about art across a broad sweep of time, cultures and geographies. Essays address the practices of art writing, art criticism and art history in all their complexities. Together they combine to explore the intersections between art and words.
I invite essays that examine the fluidity of the relationship between art (here used to include architecture, photography and film) and words. These discrete studies may focus on the influence on the discourses of art made by an individual theorist, school of thought, or historical line of enquiry. Equally attention may turn to broader issues such as the impact on art discourse of interdisciplinarity, aesthetics or cultural/sexual difference. Of particular interest is what is lost or left out in these discursive formations as well as the points of contact and convergence between them. Papers are welcome from a range of disciplines including art, architecture, anthropology, archaeology, classics and philosophy. Topics from any time period and/or region are encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Dana Arnold
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • art writing
  • art criticism
  • art history
  • architecture
  • anthropology
  • archaeology
  • classics philosophy
  • methodology
  • theory

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Open AccessArticle Tales of Two Cities: Architecture, Print and Early Guidebooks to Paris and London
Humanities 2013, 2(3), 328-350; doi:10.3390/h2030328
Received: 19 April 2013 / Revised: 26 June 2013 / Accepted: 26 June 2013 / Published: 5 July 2013
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This pioneering paper is the first to consider the contribution of a new type of urban literature to perceptions and portrayals of the city in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It focuses on London and Parisian guidebooks, a genre that has
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This pioneering paper is the first to consider the contribution of a new type of urban literature to perceptions and portrayals of the city in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It focuses on London and Parisian guidebooks, a genre that has been little studied to date, particularly those of: Germaine Brice, Description nouvelle de ce qui’il ya de plus remarquable dans la Ville de Paris (1684); F. Colsoni, Le Guide de Londres (1693); and Edward Hatton, A New View of London (1708). The article is the first to establish the significance of language primers as source for tourist guidebooks and the prevalence of lexicographers among those producing them. It examines the modern type of non-antiquarian urban guidebook as part of the new urban consumer culture. It also explores the genre’s contribution to a novel form in the writing and understanding of the city in the period focussed on the contemporary and the experiential, rather than the traditional orientation towards the historical and the monumental. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Inquiring into Red/Red Inquiring
Humanities 2013, 2(2), 253-277; doi:10.3390/h2020253
Received: 21 December 2012 / Revised: 20 May 2013 / Accepted: 21 May 2013 / Published: 23 May 2013
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This layered account of an inquiry into ‘red’ emerged out of a collective biography workshop. In the middle of the Wiltshire countryside, an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars gathered together to write and make other things and marks on paper that asked
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This layered account of an inquiry into ‘red’ emerged out of a collective biography workshop. In the middle of the Wiltshire countryside, an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars gathered together to write and make other things and marks on paper that asked questions of, and into, the spaces between words, people, things and their environments. We did not set out to workshop or write into or paint ‘red’ but, rather, it was red that slipped in, uninvited, and painted and wrote us. Red arose as a blush or a stain seeping amongst us that became referenced obliquely by material objects, metaphors and fairytales. The stain spread, became noticeable through our weekend together and beyond it, creating another (bright red artery) vein of connection to write with. Full article
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