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Monday, March 26

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    Adrian Holme lectures in visual theory and art history on the BA Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts and on the BA Illustration and BA Printmaking courses at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) at Maidstone.
    Culture Research Cluster (see the cluster blog).Cluster.
    Adrian’s main current academic research interests concern the parallel histories and philosophies of art, science and culture. Other research interests include:
    · ‘Art as ontogeny’ (St Martins MA research paper, 2005)
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Monday, February 27

Sunday, February 26

  1. page Space - dimensional edited ... Blunt A, (1962). Artistic theory in Italy 1450-1600. Oxford: Oxford Univ Press Foucault M, (2…
    Blunt A, (1962). Artistic theory in Italy 1450-1600. Oxford: Oxford Univ Press
    Foucault M, (2002). The order of things: an archeology of the human sciences. Oxford: Routledge Classics
    Giedion S, (2008). Space, time & architecture: the growth of a new tradition. Cambridge Mass.: Harvard Univ Press
    Kemp M, (2006). Seen | unseen: art, science and intuition from Leonardo to the Hubble telescope. Oxford: Oxford Univ Press
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Sunday, December 4

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    13.25 Adam Brown – the interpretation of Sophie Calle
    Next Week December 4
    I had scheduled in a seminar on the kitsch for this session. However, as we discussed, I think that other groups and individuals are likely to have further work to present, or work to update us on. My preference would be for this. What do you think?
    Perhaps it would also be good next week to begin thinking / discussing about what form we would like the event on January 21 to 22 to take. Do have a think about this and discuss it in your collaborative groups.
    Several people indicated they would like to present tomorrow, and I suggest we take some presentations next week as well – if that’s OK with you.
    What I propose is:
    Wilson Road
    12.30 – La Cabina. We will screen the film chosen by Serden for discussion - La Cabina is 35 minutes long, plus discussion (see below for more details)
    13.20 – Lerryn, Mike and Karen will present on the Damien Hirst show at the Wallace Collection. We can also discuss the reviews of Damien Hirst that I supplied copies of last week.
    This Saturday 24th October I have arranged an extra visit to the studio of artist Alexandra Blum. Alexandra’s work focuses on urban space, and combines drawings from maps and diagrams with those made on location in the city itself. For 12 months she has been in residency in Dalston drawing streets and charting the demolition and the construction of buildings.
    Meeting at Dalston Kingsland station (London Overground) at 14.45.
    of numbers.
    Last week’s visit
    I hope you enjoyed last week’s visit to the National Gallery – I have updated the Wiki with an account of the visit, especially Colin Wiggins’ talk. (For the next trip to the gallery in week 5 we can swap over the groups so you experience the other speaker.) It would be good to document the visit and your own responses to it which you can do in your own log, via a blog, or directly in the Wiki.
    Tonight (Saturday 17th October) on Channel 4 at 20.00 there was a live programme on the RIBA Stirling Prize Awards featuring the London Maggie’s centre which we will be visiting next Friday (along with Rodgers Stirk Harbour and Partners architectural practice who designed the building). . I am very pleased to report that the London Maggie's Centre has won the RIBA Stirling Prize.
    You can watch the programme on Channel 4 on their 4OD service
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    Friday, October
    Sainsbury Wing
    Space and time from the Mediaeval to the Renaissance
    We will divide into two groups for this – group one will go first with Colin Wiggins and group two with Karly Allen for the first of the seminars in front of paintings. The groups will then swap over to hear the other seminar. Afterwards we will all gather in a room at the gallery to discuss what we have experienced of the talks.
    See the email I have sent today for details of the groups.
    The purpose of the seminars is, on the one hand, to talk to you about works from the late mediaeval and early renaissance, examining the way that space and time are represented in the paintings.
    or evaluative.
    After the session
    Following this you will have an opportunity to pursue your own research in the National Gallery or other nearby galleries in London. (E.g. The National Portrait Galleryis just around the corner; the ICAis also nearby on the Mall; The Sir John Soane museum is in Lincoln’s Inn Fields in Holborn– it’s quite small so it's good for small groups rather than large ones; the Photographer's Galleryis now in Ramillies Street, off Oxford Street).
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Thursday, June 9

Wednesday, March 16

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    ​Space: dimensional space
    Adrian Holme
    Mediaeval and Renaissance space
    In the Mediaeval world, space did not exist in the way we understand it today - as dimension in which bodies can be located.
    The Renaissance marked a change, giving rise to a conception of space that still informs our world today.
    'The way we think about space, consciously and unconsciously, is profoundly associated with the way that space has come to be represented in Western art from the time of the invention of linear perspective in the Renaissance. The dominant schema of visualization is what might be called the cubic unit, potentially extensible to infinity, but for the most part related to the finite spaces we inhabit inside the predominantly urban environments that house increasing numbers of the world's population'
    Kemp (2006), p13.p13

    Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) and Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) are often credited with the invention of linear perspective. Both were architects (and Alberti also a painter and sculptor). It is surely significant that Alberti, having defined a way of representing such extensible space, based upon the grid and the cube, produces plans for the building of a whole town - a radical idea.
    'He thinks of architecture entirely as a civic activity...From architecture the city derives its splendid public buildings, its private houses, and the monuments which keep alive the memory of its great men... [Alberti] proposes a scheme for the building of an entire town, and every detail in his suggestions is made subordinate to the main design of the town as a whole.'
    As Panofsky (1997) points out, there is a symbolic significance to this conception and representation of space. Today we take fixed point, linear perspective largely for granted and in our daily lives we are unaware of the degree to which it is a construction - an artifice.
    McLuhan on Renaissance and contemporary space...
    Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore (1967) The medium is the massage.
    'The Renaissance Legacy.
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