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The new minimalism offer the perfect method of marketing interior design in a world that is very conscious of natural resource use and of costs. In lean times, it can be most certain that interior design will be one of the areas to first feel the pinch of a suffering economy but this does not have to be the case if the interior designer can offer the same level of service and do so for less cost.
IV. MINIMALISM IN COMMERCIAL INTERIOR DESIGN

Minimalism and commercial interior design are quite compatible in most cases. Commercial interior design is usually the design of larger areas that experience more traffic than the individual home. Therefore, the effects achieved in terms of color and appeal in the minimalist interior design is just what is needed in commercial interior design; clean uncomplicated lines, interesting and eye appealing with effects produced by a minimal amount of….

Minimalist Musical Culture, Techniques, And Composers
Minimalist music has its roots in the experimental decade of the 1960's. The musical culture of that time was a relatively avant-garde one. Artistic experimentation and exploring new methods of composition were encouraged, and fashionable. Popular music included much Rock 'n Roll (this was the decade of the "British Invasion," and the heyday of the Beatles; the Rolling Stones, and others). Classical minimalist composers, during the 1960's, included La Monte Young; Steve Reich; Philip Glass; Terry Riley; John Cage, and others. Young first pioneered minimalist composition. The first American minimalist composers were mostly "born between 1935 and 1937" ("Minimalism in Music and Painting").

Minimalism itself "is largely based on repetition and/or the use of very spare elements (tones held for a long time, etc.). The term was first used by Michael Nyman in 1968" ("Minimalism"). Minimalist composers were essentially rebelling against modernist compositional techniques because they:

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English Literature - Introduction
Minimalism -- John Barth's Description

Minimalism certainly means using fewer words to express thoughts, plots, ideas, quotes and action, but there is more to it than that, according to John Barth. By using Henry James' mantra of "show, don't tell," Barth covers the subject very well. Barth also quotes Edgar Allen Poe, who wrote that "…undue length is…to be avoided." The short story itself is an example of minimalism, simply because it condenses the components of a novel into a much shorter space. There are writers who specialize in what Barth calls "luxuriant abundance" and in "extended analysis," which clearly is the opposite of minimalism; he mentions Guy de Maupassant and Anton Chekov as "masters of terseness" (Barth, 1986).

And because Barth uses examples of well-known writers, he certainly couldn't omit Ernest Hemingway, whose short stories were very tight and yet very expressive with fewer, well-chosen words and phrases.….

"I can hear you...I'm alright," he says, but at the end of the story he resumes his drinking again (Carver, 1989, p.274).
The significance of physicality in both stories is noteworthy, as it seems to reflect a distrust of language, rather than an embrace of language, as the characters communicate primarily though touching. Carver's prose has often been called minimalistic, a charge that he resisted. Yet Inez and Lloyd do not connect when they go for marital counseling, they do connect, if only briefly, when Inez must clean Lloyd's ears. The only time Lloyd can really hear is when his wife tries to reach him through physical rather than verbal gestures. The husband of "Cathedral" rages against blindness, but enters the blind man's world through the medium of touch, even after he has tried to exclude the blind man by turning on the TV.

hat is particularly important for an analysis….

" (Nora FitzGerald, 2002)
Bauhaus popularized functional design, a technique that focused specifically on the major functions of everything including buildings, textiles, tables, lamps etc. To make them more easily accessible and usable. Bauhaus artists were the first to understand the needs of the new urban breed of workers who were looking for cleaner and sleeker design in everything in order to make better use of space without feeling cramped. Gropius decided to combine Academy with the Weimar Arts and Crafts School to provide new and more comprehensive training in design. Two persons trained each student: an artist and an expert craftsman to develop "creative ambidexterity." (2)

While cubism, expressionism and Dadaism inspired early Bauhaus designs, the later designs rarely ever bore any resemblance to these art movements. The reason being that Bauhaus took birth in highly chaotic times and it took some time for the movement to gain momentum and establish….


The girl, who was old by the time she was eighteen, has completed her journey by then; she has taken the phallic leadership of her elder brother from him and is proprietor of it, and of her own pleasure. This is the denouement, but to pinpoint the climax -- the final moment when the transfer of power can be said to have happened -- is difficult; perhaps at the time when, looking at her mother sitting in a chair, the girl is startled by what seems to be a body-snatcher. The mother she knew is suddenly gone, replaced. "My terror & #8230; [came from the fact] that that identity irreplaceable by any other had disappeared and I was powerless to make it come back," (Duras, p.85). The authority of the mother has been completely deflated, and what's left is a husk. Certainly by this point in the novel the girl….

By capturing the these seemingly simple values in the life of a "typical" American small town, ilder was telling a profound story that exploded the accepted norms of drama and in one explosion catapulted the American play from the nineteenth century to the twentieth via the chautauqua esque visage. This is why it is a mistake to typecast ilder as a traditionalist. Rather he was a modernist that translated Asian and European ideas into the American idiom via drama (ibid, xv).
ilder's experience of this style of drama came about as he was influenced by the economy of the storytelling of Noh drama. This drama style boldly compressed a huge time span into a short period of time with a minimum of scenery (ibid, xvi). This gives it an appeal that is beyond just the American experience. The popularity of the play around the world attests to the play having….

This is a well planned and conceived event, invitations, limousines for transportation of guests to the hanging tree and all the necessary accoutrement's including drinks (Some of Us). It becomes ghoulish and obscene when one reflects that these people are Colby's friends! hat could he have possibly done to deserve such animosity from his own friends? One is left to dangle precariously since no answer to that question is revealed. But the narrator does point out that no one ever went too far again.
The most egregious part of the discussion occurs in contemplating whether rope or wire should be used for the hanging. One friend who has been quiet all along suddenly advocates the wire. A wire? Surely not, Colby would assuredly suffer to excess by choking and likely decapitation. His friends cannot be serious and Colby's luck at last wins him some solace as he is granted a….

Eric Fischl it Comes as
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Fischl displays himself comically strutting, his stomach strangely stuck out, as if to say that his own portraits are just as bizarre; that he nor his paintings are to be taken seriously. The artist presents himself as a clown, preparing for those who say something against his art, preparing himself from the negative. His mask hides him from any critiques. "I think that we, and again I'm saying the generation as we, had a profound degree of self-consciousness. The self-consciousness came from a feeling that everything was a cliche, that everything had such a strong predecessor to it -- that basically you were in pantomime" (Tillim).
In Chicago, when he was going to school, Fischl was also exposed to the non-mainstream art of the Hairy Who. "The underbelly, carnie world of Ed Paschke and the hilarious sexual vulgarity of Jim Nutt were revelatory experiences for me" (Eric Fischl Web site).….

Today sometimes also referred to as 'urban' music, R&B was originally a euphemistic way of referring to the boogie woogie blues-based music of African-Americans in the 40s and 50s. In some circles, these would be referred to as 'race records.' When white musicians like Elvis Presley began recording these songs, the term Rock and Roll was coined. This transition would not render the R&B genre moot, but would instead apply it to most music made by African-Americans. Over the years, this would come to serve as a Billboard Chart classification for forms such as Soul, Funk, Disco and many modes of Hip Hop.
Quite in fact, today, R&B may be said to be the dominant form in popular music once again, with its permeation of the variant of popular forms impacting the sound of music today in the same way that rock would for decades. Particularly in the type of….

It features an effigy of the home outside of Paris where she grew up, rendered in pale pink marble. But something is terribly wrong - the house has been enclosed behind an imposing mesh iron cage, clearly meant to ward off visitors. Above the entrance to the house is a guillotine blade, which the door to the cage threatens to trip should anyone enter. The overall effect is one of loneliness and the macabre.
By trying to revive the past through our memories, Bourgeois seems to imply, we put ourselves in great danger. This eerie piece seems to speak to our culture's obsession with the traumas of the past and how we allow them to condition our lives. Bourgeois presents us with a vivid emblem of her own childhood - the house she grew up in - but refuses to allow herself (or anyone else, for that matter) entry. No….

" (LewAllen). The purpose was to get the viewer to see the Holocaust as a point of reference in evaluating our current society. The actual work is a collaboration between her and her husband, a world renowned photographer. It is composed of a collection of sculpture, photographs and paintings.
Judy Chicago's works encompass several post-modern ideas. First, her works often focus on feminist themes and ideals, an idea that has grown out of the post-modern era. Further, her work is primarily comprised of installation art in that it is large and not able to be hung on a wall. This being the case, Chicago's work is the essence of post modern's focus on the real and the current, making her a true and unique postmodern artist.

For More Information:

Judy Chicago's Home page: http://www.judychicago.com/

The Holocaust Project:

http://www.lewallencontemporary.com/new/judychicago/projects/darklight

ources:

Chicago, Judy. The Dinner Party. New York: Penguin, 1996.

Judy Chicago: Holocaust Project: From Darkness into Light. LewAllen Contemporary.….

It is due to inadequate "civilized amenities," meaning, that people are subjected to drinking water that is contaminated by feces. It can also be treated with lots of fluids and electrolytes, but these countries do not have the knowledge or resources to save people from dying from cholera.
8. John Updike Down the River In what respectis Uncle Tom's Cabin superior to Huckleberry Finn?

Because the black man, Jim, in Twain's story, is a more realistic person. He is responsible, and has dreams of buying his deaf daughter's freedom, while experiencing his freedom on the raft. Uncle Tom is not a genuine character.

9. Elizabeth Kolbert Dead Reckoning Why have the Turks refused to acknowledge the Armenian genocide?

The Turks are afraid of losing their identity as a nation. They do not want to admit that their existence as a nation is the result of war crimes.

They want the genocide to be thought….

The most proficient language users, namely bilinguals, favor inter- and intrasentential CS which "require most knowledge of both languages" (Poplack 1980:606) whereas tag-switched sentences are preferred by less proficient and non-bilingual speakers who, in comparison to their first language, are less competent in their second language.
3. Grammar of Intrasentential Code Switching

As already mentioned in chapter 2.2.1 the switching of languages within a single sentence is no random occurrence. As many researchers observed that "bilinguals tend to switch intra-sententially at certain (morpho) syntactic boundaries and not at others" (Poplack 2004:1). According to Poplack (2004:1) the government of grammatical constraints on CS has become a largely accepted fact. "Though, there is little consensus on what they are or how they should be represented" (Poplack 2004:1). The question arises in which way two separate grammars merge to one grammatically correct sentence and which grammar governs the switching. The following chapter gives an….

Art Now Series Deals With
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Although these three artists come from different backgrounds and focus on creating works of art that address particular publics, they provide an overall contribution to students' experience while in the Art Now course.
Espezel's discussion regarding art extended to the relationship between a series of elements that the artist disposes of at the moment when he or she creates. An individual needs to focus on successfully combining his or her experience, the materials that he or she uses, and innovative concepts that he or she is interested in expressing through his or her artwork. She speaks about how it is important for the individual to focus on his or her background and on his or her personal experiences in creating art that is as unique and as intriguing as possible.

Faye HeavyShield's is probable to have influenced her overall style and her position in regard to art. Even with that, the….

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Art Design Minimalism the Objective

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Minimalist Musical Culture Techniques and Composers Minimalist

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Minimalist Musical Culture, Techniques, And Composers Minimalist music has its roots in the experimental decade of the 1960's. The musical culture of that time was a relatively avant-garde one. Artistic…

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Two Minimalist Short Stories

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English Literature - Introduction Minimalism -- John Barth's Description Minimalism certainly means using fewer words to express thoughts, plots, ideas, quotes and action, but there is more to it than that,…

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Raymond Carver's Cathedral and Careful

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"I can hear you...I'm alright," he says, but at the end of the story he resumes his drinking again (Carver, 1989, p.274). The significance of physicality in both stories…

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Bauhaus Movement Refers to the

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Lover by Marguerite Duras Though

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The girl, who was old by the time she was eighteen, has completed her journey by then; she has taken the phallic leadership of her elder brother from him…

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Mythology

Town by Thornton Wilder Uses

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Barthelme's Short Stories Donald Barthelme

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This is a well planned and conceived event, invitations, limousines for transportation of guests to the hanging tree and all the necessary accoutrement's including drinks (Some of Us).…

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Eric Fischl it Comes as

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Fischl displays himself comically strutting, his stomach strangely stuck out, as if to say that his own portraits are just as bizarre; that he nor his paintings are…

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Music

Pop Subdivisions of Popular Music

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Today sometimes also referred to as 'urban' music, R&B was originally a euphemistic way of referring to the boogie woogie blues-based music of African-Americans in the 40s and…

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Louise Bourgeois Sculptor Louise Bourgeois

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Sports - Women

Post Modernism Judy Chicago Is

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Drama - World

James Surowiecki The Dating Game

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It is due to inadequate "civilized amenities," meaning, that people are subjected to drinking water that is contaminated by feces. It can also be treated with lots of…

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Codeswitching Code Switching -- How

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The most proficient language users, namely bilinguals, favor inter- and intrasentential CS which "require most knowledge of both languages" (Poplack 1980:606) whereas tag-switched sentences are preferred by less…

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Art Now Series Deals With

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Although these three artists come from different backgrounds and focus on creating works of art that address particular publics, they provide an overall contribution to students' experience while…

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