Art and Time

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Art - 158 pages
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This book shows how time is a fundamental element in our perception of the arts and proposes an integrated framework within which to explore and appreciate the subtleties and complexities of this essential key to the reading and understanding of meaning in art. The book is a work of ideas, not abstract theory or pure art history. It offers wide-ranging insight into the aesthetics and philosophies of time across different art forms, cultures, and periods. Intended for both arts practitioners and anyone wishing to extend their understanding of the creative process and its underlying principles, the book reveals the interplay of art and time from technical execution and formal invention to the spiritual and intuitive. It opens up fresh possibilities for artists to develop their work in new directions, and for the visitor to engage with artworks including architecture, drawing, sculpture, painting, and photography, in challenging and fulfilling new ways. Illustrated. Philip Rawson was a Fellow of the Royal College of Art.
  

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Contents

Introduction
19
Empirical Time and Imagination
23
Artistic Imagery of Time
33
Lived Time
46
Performance or Reading Time
63
Horizon Time
84
Time as Region or Era
106
Conclusion
127
The Image and Its Matrices
133
Notes
151
Index
155
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Page 5 - Every Time less than a pulsation of the artery Is equal in its period & value to Six Thousand Years, 45.
Page 5 - For all are Men in Eternity, Rivers, Mountains, Cities, Villages. All are Human, & when you enter into their Bosoms you walk In Heavens & Earths; as in your own Bosom you bear your Heaven And Earth, & all you behold : tho' it appears Without it is Within In your Imagination, of which this World of Mortality is but a Shadow.
Page 5 - And every Moment has a Couch of Gold for soft repose, (A Moment equals a pulsation of the artery), And between every two Moments stands a Daughter of Beulah To feed the Sleepers on their Couches with maternal care.
Page 5 - ... looked unto. Didst thou eat yesterday ? That feedeth thee not to-day : therefore, Jesus taught his disciples, and us in them, to pray for our daily bread, for the present sustenance ; and to look no further, but depend upon the Lord, and live by faith in him, that raised up Jesus from the dead ; so that the time to come is no more ours, than the time past can be recalled. Wherefore, blessed are they, that fear the Lord, and confide in him, they shall never be confounded : they shall lack no good...
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Page 11 - London, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Art, where he taught in the painting, sculpture, and ceramics faculties.

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Philip Rawson was a Fellow of the Royal College of Art, where he taught in the painting, sculpture, and ceramics faculties.

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