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Ann Jellicoe

Ann Jellicoe  

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(1927– ),playwright and director, trained as an actress at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She was associated for some years with the English Stage Company, which in 1958 put on the play that ...
art History

art History  

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An academic discipline which, as its name implies, is concerned with the historical study of art in all its manifestations throughout the ages to the present day. Its origins can be traced back to ...
Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller  

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(1915–2005)US dramatist, regarded as one of the leading American playwrights of the twentieth century.The son of a Jewish manufacturer, Miller was born in New York City, where he suffered at first ...
Chicago School

Chicago School  

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1 Group of architects working mostly in Chicago in the last quarter of C19.2 Group of high-rise commercial and office-buildings erected in Chicago from c. 1875 to c. 1910.It might be claimed that the ...
Definition of Art

Definition of Art  

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It is not atypical for the question “What is art?” to arise when an object or event purporting to be art seems significantly unlike paradigmatic instances of art. In such ...
Der Ring

Der Ring  

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Architectural pressure-group founded in 1923–4 as the ‘Ring of Ten’ representing Neues Bauen. In 1926 membership was extended to include Bartning, Behrens, Gropius, Häring, Haesler, Hilbersheimer, ...
early modern period in Europe

early modern period in Europe  

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The early modern period includes overlapping epochs that have been variously called the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Restoration, the Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, and the Age of Revolution. ...
Edward Lacy Garbett

Edward Lacy Garbett  

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(d. 1900).English architectural theorist. The author of Rudimentary Architecture for the Use of Beginners and Students, the Principles of Design in Architecture as Deducible from Nature and ...
Edward Larrabee Barnes

Edward Larrabee Barnes  

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(1915–2004).Chicago-born architect who studied under Gropius and Breuer at Harvard, later opening an office in NYC. He employed bold geometries, evoking forms used by Le Corbusier, but, influenced by ...
Erich Auerbach

Erich Auerbach  

(1892–1957) German philologistMimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature (1953) Non-FictionMimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature (1953) Non-Fiction
essentialism

essentialism  

[Th]The idea that there are certain attitudes or emotions that are biologically inherent to human beings in general or to males or females differently. Essentialist claims are often backed up with ...
Fedor Osipovich Shekhtel'

Fedor Osipovich Shekhtel'  

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(1859–1926).Russian architect. He was an important designer of buildings in the Art Nouveau style, and also exploited iron, glass, and reinforced concrete in his works which include the sumptuous ...
Ferstel, Heinrich, Freiherr von

Ferstel, Heinrich, Freiherr von  

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(1828–83).Prolific Austrian architect. He designed the twin-towered Gothic Revival Votivkirche (1856–82) and various other Historicist buildings, including the vast Italian Renaissance Revival ...
Franz von Dingelstedt

Franz von Dingelstedt  

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(1814–81)One of the most important directors in nineteenth-century Germany, Dingelstedt's main contribution was in strengthening the position of the director. Through a succession of important ...
Gaston Baty

Gaston Baty  

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(b. Pelussin, France, 26 May 1885; d. Pelussin, 13 Oct. 1952)Director. A member of the Cartel, Baty was much influenced by expressionism, the Russian ballet and puppet theatre. Not ...
Günther Domenig

Günther Domenig  

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(1934– ).Austrian architect and leader of the Graz School, which counters Historicist traditions and promotes individualistic buildings no matter what the context. His Zentralsparkasse Regional ...
Hans-Georg Gadamer

Hans-Georg Gadamer  

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(1900–2002)German philosopher. Born in Marburg, Gadamer was a student of Heidegger's. His first post was at the university of Marburg, followed by chairs at Leipzig, Frankfurt, and Heidelberg. ...
historical drama

historical drama  

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Any dramatic genre—tragedy, comedy, melodrama—loses coherence upon close scrutiny, but historical drama seems to lose the most. The term is often arbitrarily applied (Shakespeare's Richard III is ...
historiography

historiography  

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Historians practice the craft of historical research and writing according to some basic procedures and models that exist within the scholarly discipline. In varying degrees of attention and ...
Inc Duany & Plater-Zyberk

Inc Duany & Plater-Zyberk  

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American architects, known as D/PZ, founded (1980) by Andres Duany (1949– ) and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk (1950– ) when they left Arquitectonica. Believing that congested, unsatisfactory, fragmented ...

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