The Power of Line

The Power of Line

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783777424989
Publisher: Hirmer Publishers
Publication date: 05/15/2016
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Gerhard Wolf is an art historian, director of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, and honorary professor at Humboldt University in Berlin. Marzia Faietti is the director of the Uffizi Department of Prints and Drawings, also in Florence.

Table of Contents

The Power of Line: Preface
Marzia Faietti and Gerhard Wolf

Graphism and Flatness: The Line as Mediator between Time and Space, institution and Concept
Sybille Krämer

Nature and Line
The Line and Its Double Nature in Early Modern Graphic Arts
Robert Felfe

Ruskin and the Reality of the Line
Jan von Brevern

Theories, Learning, and Didactic Experiences
Discipline as Emotion: Drawing Courses and Ideology in Early Twentieth-Century Germany and Austria
Nicola Suthor

Grapheme, Pictogram, Image, and Back: Walter Grane, a Return to Picture-Writing 
Francesca Tancini

Line: Space and Trace
Transitioning Lines: Peter Eisenman’s House III between Drawing and Building 
Martin Søberg

The Scared Footprint, Examined from Comparative Perspectives
Akira Akiyama

Calligraphy, Painting, and Dance in China and Japan
The Chinese Literati’s View of Calligraphy and Painting: A Reconsideration of the Concept of Art in China and Japan
Shigetoshi Osano

The Line between Calligraphy and Painting: A View from Post-War Japan
Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer

Curving Lines and Morphing Marks: On the Problems of Comparing Chinese Ink-Brush Writing with Dancing
Alexander Schwan 

Transforming Arabic Letters and Islamic Lines
From Letter to Line: Artistic Experiments with Pseudo-Script in Late Medieval Italian Painting, Preliminary Remarks
Vera-Simone Schulz

From Matisse to Morellet: What French Artists Owe to the Islamic Line 
Thierry Dufrêne

The Aesthetics of the Written Word in Tunisian Art: Calligraphic Line, Mystical Sign, and Automatic Writing (1960-2014)

Eloquent Signs and Doodles
The Primacy of the Line over the World in Leonardo, Mantegna, and Parmigianino 
Marzia Faietti

The Power of Lines: Traces and Threads
Gerhard Wolf

Appendix
Contributors
Index of Names and Places

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