Art & Design

Digital Age and the Phenomenon of Snapshot Photography

Introduction Culture is in a constant process of transformation from some periods with well-established cultural ideas to others, when many elements of the picture of the world change to their opposites. One of the reasons for the change of cultural eras is alterations in the system of perception and assessment...

Principles of Form, Function, and Lighting in Museums of Contemporary and Digital Art

Introduction Principles of form, function, and lighting have a major impact on different museums. Such elements influence approaches in which audience may need to explore museums of contemporary and digital art. The analysis will explore the concept of the principles in museums of contemporary and digital art. Principles in museum...

Influence of Culture and Technology on the Stage Design

Introduction Revolution of the theatre has taken place through different stages throughout human history. These range from Hellenistic Theatres to the present theatres. The earliest productions were limited given the nature of the theatre buildings. The theatre buildings did not accommodate multiple features of plays and other scenes of theatre.1...

Evolution of Theatres Design

Introduction Theatre design can be conceptualised as the art of designing space for the different kinds of performances such as drama, poetry and so forth. The performers are always in front of the audience in what is referred to as live performances. The participants in this form of art use...

The Mind of Music: Psychology of Musicians

This dissertation is aimed at exploring the psychology of musicians who perform. It looks at their artistic and professional development, their difficulties during learning, especially during their youth and how they acquire skills. It explores how they develop their talent and how they function when they work professionally. The project...

Concrete Incorporating Waste Material Thermal Performance

Abstract An investigation into the thermal performance of waste aggregate concretes was conducted to answer the research question about the thermal behavior of waste aggregate concretes. Typically, the use of waste aggregate concrete has experienced a rise in the construction industry in the recent past. A detailed investigation of the...

Unbroken – Broken Symmetries in Architecture

Introduction Architecture is the outcome that results from the combination of art and science through planning, design and construction (Booth, 2011). Architecture has been used for years to represent the art and culture of all the civilizations that has been present in the world. Through architecture, societies have been able...

Fashion Trend Forecasting in Kazakhstan

The research purpose Probably, the Kazakhstan designers follow fashionable tendencies or they have their own source of inspiration. To determine where they get their inspirations to design and forecast trends, the study will perform the following tasks: Analyzing the main definitions of fashion and fashionable tendencies To reveal the nature...

Principles of Museum in Contemporary and Digital Art

Introduction Few literatures explicitly explain the difference between contemporary art and digital art. However, there is no doubt regarding the fact that both forms of art represent different eras in the history of art. Smith explains that contemporary art is a collection of art works produced after the Second World...

Demolition or Refurbishment of Old Domestic Buildings

Introduction The debate on the refurbishment or demolition of old buildings with the underlying need to boost environmental, social, and economic viabilities is a debate that has raged on in many countries over the centuries. According to ODPM (2003) report, UK policies have been reflected in the demolitions of insanitary...

Mahan Garden: Interpretation of Ecological Design Principles

Introduction Due to the hostile environment in the Persian Plateau, gardening design was improvised so as to cope with the negative factors brought about by this. This has led to an improvised design of gardening that adapts to the harsh Iranian landscape. Persia is centrally located in what is today...

Precedents Study Analysis of Museums Worldwide

Introduction Various architects have designed various historical buildings that are still iconic to date. Some of the greatest buildings to be designed by famous architects include museums. Most of the museums have unique structures and reflect the architect’s creativity through the designs and the materials used. This is a paper...

Museums of Contemporary and Digital Art

Introduction The museums of contemporary and digital art have gained a lot of prominence because they have improved the way people view and understand the art pieces that are displayed in them. Contemporary museums of art have become more responsive to the changing lifestyles and ideas, which are ever-evolving in...

Delay in Design Architectural Process

Introduction UAE is one of the pioneers in improving economies in the Middle East, and the centre for its improvement relies on the real estate business as a vital segment. It is thought of one of the biggest areas in the UAE economy; the legislature is using billions of dollars...

Indoor Air Quality in Office Buildings

Overview Section 1 focuses on the relationship between Indoor Air Quality and HVACs. It starts with a definition of HVAC systems and takes a look at some of the types of systems in use. This section then draws attention to the effects of HVAC systems on indoor air quality. Greater...

Minimisation of New Building Carbon Footprint

Introduction Neoclassical economics have played a pivotal role in dictating sustainability in the contemporary world. Decision making in global governments has leaned towards privatization and deregulation owing to neoclassical economics. The rationale of building sustainability across all countries is to cater for environmental matters whereby the natural environment is closely...

Sustainable Building Materials and Technologies in the Construction and Building Industry

Abstract Sustainable building materials and technologies, which are used in the construction and building industry provide solutions for addressing the problems of discharging waste products and materials into the environment. The process of converting raw materials into finished products, including the conversion of raw materials to cement and concrete consumes...

New and Innovative Construction Materials and Methods

The construction industry uses more natural resources than any other industry world over. However, continuous use of natural resources results in environmental degradation. Currently, there are measures in all industries meant to control the usage of such resources in order to enhance environmental sustainability. Just like other industries, the construction...

Art in the UK: Values and the Legitimacy of Support

Art is one fascinating genre of study in human history. Thus, many theories have sprung to attest its meaning in the society. Barasch, in his hedonistic theory, designates that the importance of art involves satisfactions of human senses, which, the media, of beauty expressions give – the delight in sound,...

Eco-Friendly Design in London Urban Areas

Introduction Lack of fresh and potable water in societies and communities is gradually becoming a problem to many peoples. This development is increasing the rate at which people are affected with waterborne diseases or spending extra money to have clean water available in homes and public places for usage. The...

New Seismic Design Techniques in Turkish Architecture

Introduction An analysis that was conducted about ten years ago regarding the world’s most populous cities and their vulnerabilities to major natural hazards came up with findings that paint a bleak future for these cities. The study, cited in Taubencock, Roth and Dech (2008), assessed the status of 100 most...

Fisherman’s Bend Architecture

Melbourne City must architecturally metamorphose Fisherman’s Bend into a business community in the forefront of the global economic environment. The research focuses on Melbourne as the city having the second highest number of buildings in Australia. The research focuses on the Melbourne City Council’s plan to transform Fisherman’s Bend into...

Urban Design and a Healthy Mind and Body

Introduction The origin and the subsequent development of urban design and human health demonstrate a clear line of a strong relationship that exists between metropolitan development and its well-being. Evidence gathered on urban designs and its relationship to improving human conditions is very striking. Many of these studies have concluded...

“The Godfather” Film by Francis Ford Coppola

The Godfather (1972) is one of the most recognized works by Francis Ford Coppola, and one of the best movies in the history of American films. The film was brilliantly made, utilizing all aspects of cinematography at the time. One aspect of the film that should be specifically emphasized and...

Recycled Aggregate Concrete Beams Performance

Introduction It is believed that the use of recycled materials in the making of concrete started during the period of World War 2, these materials were used in the construction of base course for roads. The basic advantage of adopting these materials for constructional purposesis economic , other schools of...

Analysis of Le Corbusier’s Colour Choices

Introduction Le Corbusier is a Swiss architect and designer who was one of the pioneers of the International Style in architecture. Le Corbusier or, to be more exact, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris (his real name), was born in Switzerland in 1887. From the early childhood, La Corbusier was attracted to the visual...

Chamber Music in the Early Twentieth Century

Abstract At the beginning of the twentieth century, chamber music developed specific features, and trios of the clarinet, violin, and piano became popular because of the unique sound produced by these instruments when they were used in one ensemble. From this point, the purpose of this dissertation has been to...

The History and Concept of Rock Music

Introduction Rock music as it is known today is a widely popular musical art form that has evolved considerably resulting in the development of different types of rock music. Ranging from Pop Punk from artists such as Avril Lavigne to Rap Rock from Eminem, Synth-rock from Skrillex, Hard Rock from...

Folk Music: Evolution of the Term and Scholars’ Works

The term folk music was coined in the late 18th century in reference to a type of music (Ledgin, 2010). Folk music became very popular and influential during the 20th century. Since then, folk music has been defined using several meanings. In English speaking nations, folk music has been in...

Preservation of Cultural History Through Photography

Introduction Photography is the creation of lasting images through the use of a device that records the light emitted or reflected by an object. Light or other electromagnetic radiations may be recorded chemically or electronically. Chemicals that enable the recording of images include the film. Electronic photography is made possible...

Design, Well-Being and Ageing Study

Introduction The following is a research proposal on design, well being, and ageing. Design is a major component of research that affects human life. The concern in this research is on the death because of fuel poverty in the United Kingdom. Part one of this research will explore the objectives...

Moorish Interior Design vs Japanese Interior Design

It is worth noting that interior design entails various concepts and meanings as it deals with the planning and design of the interior space of the premise creating a solid, harmonious composition. Despite a variety of different aspects of interior design, the two main characteristics of almost any style are...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Financial Problems

Introduction The Metropolitan Museum of Art was established in the mid-1870s in New York. The main objective of founding this museum was to nurture the study of fine arts while advancing the application of arts to practical life. However, with the rapid social, economic, and technological changes that have been...

Importance of a Choir Director in Music Making

Introduction Choir directors possess the relevant skills in playing musical, pedagogical, liturgical, and administrative roles. In performing their functions, choir directors influence their participants in several ways as they embark on music-making sessions and other choral activities. Mantie (2012) emphasizes that the ways in which the choir directors undertake their...

Studio Olafur Eliasson: Contemporary Art Network

Introduction The notion of the contemporary artist’s studio may be perceived in several different ways: as a place, where the artist works, as a group of people who operate with the artist or under his or her guidance to produce the artworks, or as the brand on the art market....

Doris Salcedo: Moral-Political Art and Suffering

Introduction One of Salcedo’s most successful pieces of art was Shibboleth that was created in 2007 at Tate Modern in London. To understand the moral and political aspect of the art, and how it portrays suffering in society, it will be necessary to have a brief analysis of this artist....

The Use of Violin in the Baroque Concerto

The concertos for violin have their origins in the Baroque period. Although the concerto grosso was actively performed in the early Baroque period, the 17th century brought significant changes to the traditional vision of the form of a concerto. In 1698, Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709) performed the first solo concerto in...

Participation in the Body of Work by Olafur Eliasson

Throughout the 20th century, one of the most notable tendencies in art has been the ever-increased abstractisation of the forms of artistic expression – something that can be illustrated in regards to the comparatively recent emergence of a variety of different artistic styles, such as Avant-gardism and Suprematism. After all,...

Benjamin’s “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” Article

Introduction Walter Benjamin’s article, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, was written in the 20th Century. Having been published in 1936, the article documents how economic changes revolutionised the art industry. Although Benjamin’s article is short, the author addresses a variety of issues. The main aim...

Choir Director & Participants in Music Making

New Horizon A research study conducted by Tsugawa investigated various attributes associated with music in regard to 2 senior groups of musicians (Tsugawa 4). The evaluation and data collection involved criticizing two cases by interviewing the members of New Horizons and Orchestra situated in two distinct towns. The observations and...

Urban Sprawl Management in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate the measures of ‘urban sprawl management’ in Saudi Arabia using Riyadh as the case study. The study addresses the research objectives of assessing the principles of urban planning, investigating the current state of urban planning in Saudi Arabia, assessing the impact...

Debussy’s String Quartet and Influence on Symphonic Music

Debussy’s Method of Composition Identifying Claude Debussy’s compositional methods as characteristic of Impressionism or Symbolism is a difficult task. For this reason, scholars continue to debate “whether Debussy was more influenced by Symbolism, particularly through poetry, or Impressionism, through painting” (Pasler 208). The only clear point is that the composer...

Costume of the Portrait of a Young Woman

Introduction Image: Northern Renaissance Artist: Unknown Crestor: School of Hans Holbein, European; British; English (painter) Title: Portrait of a Young Woman Work Type: Painting Date: about 1540 – 1545 Repository L: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts The purpose of this research paper is to assess the garments worn in the...

The Analysis of the Peculiarities of Paul Gauguin’s Mahana No Atua (The Day of the God)

Post-Impressionism. Paul Gauguin The European art of the nineteenth century developed under the influence of the opposition of Realism and Romanticism’s principles and the new vision of art provided by the followers of Impressionism. Nevertheless, the new reality required new approaches to its understanding and creative realization in the art...

Urban Decline and Urban Shrinkage

The purpose of this paper is to explore the phenomenon known as urban decline, its meaning, causes, and features. In addition, the paper provides a distinction between urban decline and urban shrinkage. A variety of aspects and dimensions of urban decline are explored and defined for a purpose to establish...

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major: A Western Form of the Russian Music

While speaking about the musical heritage of the nineteenth century, composers, musicians, researchers, and critics usually refer to the figure of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as one of the most acknowledged representatives of the Russian music tradition. This prominent person is an author of many remarkable compositions, operas, and symphonies. However,...

Historic Violin Pedagogical Treatises and Teaching

Introduction For violinists, the development of their technique is an important process as it can influence their performance significantly. Constant practice can lead to remarkable results, but violinists need a strong educational foundation to develop their technique in the most appropriate manner and succeed as a performer (Hann 2; Stowell...

Zaha Hadid Deconstructivism in Interior Design

Introduction This case study looks at the cultural influences that have informed the interior designs of Zaha Hadid from a Deconstructivism perspective. Deconstructivism Deconstructivism emerged in the 1980s as a new form of modern architecture to replace postmodern architecture. Deconstructivism adopted the ‘form follows fantasy’ concept, and in 1988, it...

Urban Decline: Literature Review and Methodology

Literature Review Dimensions of Urban Decline When it comes to the discussion of the dimensions of urban decline, it is important to point out that they are multiple and the major debate concerning them involves the issues of the inclusion of certain dimensions and the exclusion of the others to...

Interior Gardens for Office Buildings

Introduction This study examines the benefits of designing gardens for interior office buildings to reduce office stress factors that adversely impact employee productivity. The goal is to increase performance in highly stressed business environments. Organizations should recognize that negative stress factors in office environments that cause poor employee performance are...

Tchaikovsky’s Symphonic Poems and Overtures

The middle part of the nineteenth century was extremely significant for the development of Russian traditions in the sphere of instrumental music because, previously, it was influenced by European musical culture. From this point, it is important to examine and discuss the figure of Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, the famous Russian...

Interior Design Trend Forecasting and Agencies

Executive Summary The purpose of this critical reflective report was to research and evaluate existing interior design trend forecasting and agencies, as well as practical applications of the observed trends. From works of some of the leading trend forecasting agencies, it was established that colour, materials, technology/digital, environmental factors, privacy,...

Historic Violin Treatises in Practice and Teaching

Violinists focus on developing their technique because it can influence the quality of performance significantly. To achieve high results, violinists need a strong educational foundation that can be provided concerning historical violin pedagogical treatises that were created by Francesco Geminiani, Leopold Mozart, José Herrando, L’Abbé le Fils, Louis Spohr, and...

French Romanticism Features in Camille Saint-Saens’s Music

Abstract Camille Saint-Saens is one of the most prominent composers and pianists of the Romantic era whose contribution to the field of conducting and teaching is remarkable. Among Saint-Saens’s works, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor composed in 1863 for Pablo de Sarasate is recognized as an independent and...

Manifesto: Art School, Creativity, and Development

Introduction The same way as business schools give knowledge and fundamental skills in business or nursing schools teach principles of patient care, art schools are supposed to teach art. However, the significance of art education for a talented person can be overestimated. Many people who find their expression in different...

Ornamentation and Extempore Embellishment Presentation

The music ornaments and embellishments are actively used in order to add to the sounding of a note. Such approach is known as ornamentation, and it allows for ‘decorating’ the melody and accentuating possible improvisation (Nardolillo 75). As a result, a melody becomes diverse and vivid, and its ornamentation usually...

Presentation on Articulation Related to the Violin

Articulation can be discussed as an important component of the sound production. From this point, articulation should be regarded as a range of techniques that are used in order to accentuate the sound of notes with the focus on their length, intensity, beginning, and end (Lawson and Stowell 47). Moreover,...

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major – A Western Form of the Russian Music

Introduction: Topic and Thesis Statement The proposed topic is “Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major – A Western Form of the Russian Music.” The topic falls within the scope of the 19th Russian music problem and offers numerous prospects for further research. The selected composer is commonly characterized as one...

Performing Forces Related to Violin in the 19th Century

Orchestras of the 19th Century The 19th century played an enormous role in the development of the orchestra and the popularity of the violin. At that time, the number of orchestras increased greatly, they became much larger and added new instruments. While in the 18th century they were tightly connected...

Human Resource Management in Qatar

Introduction The ability of public organisations to retain employees in rapidly developing countries is an important question for the debate because continuously changing conditions and environments make employers in private, semi-private, and public sectors adapt to new circumstances, as well as to the increased competitiveness in the labour market (Gberevbie...

Lobbying in the International Cinema Industry

Description of project Lobbying involves an attempt to influence some decisions made by organized groups. The purpose of lobbying is to ensure that checks and balances are attained in advocacy for a particular action or proposal. Within the context of the international cinema industry, lobbying practices have been going on...

Visual Music: The Concept of ‘Visual Music’ and Historical Excurse

Introduction In the public consciousness, the beginning of 20th century is being strongly associated with the emergence of a variety of avant-garde artistic styles, the practitioners of which would often go as far as defying the very soundness of many art-related conventions. It is namely during the course of 20th...

“Hannah Free” – Critical Movie Review

Hannah Free is a film based on writer Claudia Allen’s play of the same name. The plot is centered around two lesbian female protagonists, Hannah and Rachel, who spend a lifetime loving each other, right until their old age, despite their differing circumstances and unavoidable societal taboos. Their collective journey...

History of Community Jazz Bands in Floridoniaville City

Introduction The subject of the historical research is devoted to the study of History of Community Jazz Bands in Floridoniaville city through the examination of the most significant historical moments and stages of jazz bands formation. In order to make a sufficient historical research in jazz music education it is...

Philosophy Scenario in Music Education

Introduction Music enriches human lives in many ways. While some people love to perform music, others find pleasure in tasks related to making music; still others enjoy writing about music and most people relish listening to music. Yet, music remains an enigmatic phenomenon; – its nature, function and why it...

Death and the Media: 9-11 Photography: Identity and Otherness

Photography just like any other profession has the ethics that guide photographers in the course of their assignments. Per the moral theory by Kant, a decision or act should have a moral basis of moral imperatives which are not questionable. Those people should be making decisions while considering their duty...

Studying Music Evolution

Music is an exceptional method of passing information that can alter a person’s emotions, thoughts, and operations. Music involves the mind and sentiments facilitating individual articulation, manifestation, and attitude growth. As a section of tradition, music aids individuals to self-appreciation, mingle with others, and grow their way of life creating...

Computer Graphics: Human Pose Estimation and Recovering

Retrieval and tracking of coherent human motion from monocular images in a consistent form is a defying question because of the following factors. First is the suppleness of human motion, second are the different body types, and third is the changeability and unevenness of the styles of body movements. Finally,...

Satire in Paddy Chefesky’s “The Hospital” and “Network”

Introduction Chayefsky’s unforgettable piece of screenwriting and popular movies of the American golden era has stamped his everlasting fame and name in the field of showbiz and literature. According to Jacqueline Z. Davis, Barbara G., and Lawrence A. Fleischman Executive Director for the Performing Arts, “Paddy Chayefsky was an innovative...

Urban Development and Planning in Dublin

The aim of the literature review is to examine and analyze current literature on the topic under discussion and determine the main trends in urban development and planning. All researchers agree that the persisting process of urbanization, the worst excesses of a post-industrial society, and the explosion in population growth...

“What the Bleep Do We Know!?” by William Arntz

Introduction How human beings perceive the objective reality, or better to say they think they do, has long been disputed among scholars. The present paper will consider one of the most modern and at the same time controversial theories of world perception which is based upon the theories of quantum...

Cinema and Narrative: History and Theory

Introduction The history and the theory of cinematography have always been one of the most interesting parts of history, and in spite of its only 100 years history, cinema collected millions of fans throughout the world. As for the plot of any film, it is necessary to admit that it...

Photography: Cecil Beaton and Man Ray

London vs. Paris during the post-war period In the 1920s Paris was the nexus of the Jazz Age, a metropolis inhabited by a Lost Generation of expatriates flooding the City of Light in search of freedom, hedonism, and a quest for the avant-garde. The post-war period was a new age...

Human Motion Capture Methods and Development

Abstract There are lots of technical and expert supports are needed in order to bring in the actual act of motion capture. This paper is dealing with the integral factors related to human motion capture methods. At the same time the emphasis has also been laid over the various developmental...

Cyborg Theory and the Otaku Movement as Depicted in the Arts

Introduction The art world has long provided a venue through which numerous ideas and philosophies could be (relatively) safely explored whether or not the ability to develop such ideas existed. An example of this can be found in Mary Shelley’s popular and thought-provoking novel Frankenstein (Shalley 1993: 5) in which...

Sociology of Music: What Music Means in Our Life

Introduction What you are doing at the moment you are reading this letter? Am I right when I say that you are listening to music? What is it now? Another Hip-Hop CD, or can you impress me with something original you have become interested in? Do not switch your music...

Tradition and Innovation in Chinese Visual Arts

Abstract The dissertation is based on the objective of creating a multimedia art project based on Chinese arts and philosophy by using computer technology. The dissertation contains the description of the entire project as well as the research and literature review conducted around the topic. The project is carried out...

Knowledge of Design in Education

Abstract The article relates the issues of the acquisition of knowledge in the sphere of design, and emphasizes the necessity of teaching the students to think creatively, with the application of design knowledge. It describes various approaches of teaching students, and is claimed to compare these approaches. The pedagogical frames...

Object Contour Vectorization Methods

Images are graphical representations of statistical data and they help a lot in presenting data graphically. Images’ are the best option to deal with different types of data easily and effectively. It’s universally proved that videos and images state data effectively and it’s very easy to deliver any message with...

Ethnomusicology in Analyzing Society’ Music

In the study of music, the term ethnomusicology is used. It refers to the educated in traditional, modern, and theoretical aspects of music within a social group or culture. Learning is based on the music’s beginning, dynamics, representations, utility, demographics, and the scientific nature of music art. Music is an...

Gangs and Community-Based Organizations in Chicago

Plan of Study In the research concerned with the contributions of Chicago Gangs and Community Development Organizations to the urban community, I pursue the following objectives. First of all, I plan to attract more public attention and make society more aware of the burning issue, as Wyrick & Howell (2004)...

“The Two Avant-Gardes” by Peter Wollen

The idea of the avant-garde artist has been circulating for centuries, believed to have started with the Salon des Refuses in Paris, which was a collection of artists that had been refused by the art schools of 1863 as existing outside of their predetermined conception of the definition of art....

Islamic Interior Architecture and Environmental Design

Abstract This dissertation is concerned with an assessment of the Islamic interior design elements and principals. To start with, contemporary interior design elements and principles have been explored, with a view to aiding in a comparative assessment with those from Islam. The significance of the study at hand has also...

Folk Music Definition and Development

Introduction This paper aims to discuss the definition and development of such concepts as folk music. This term was first originated by William Thorns at the beginning of the nineteenth century, and since that time it has always been a subject of brisk discussion among musicologists. It can be interpreted...

The Effects of Hip-Hop, Rap Music on Young Women in Academia

Literature Review Introduction Hip hop culture is said to have great influence over Americans, especially youth (Kitwana, 2004). Hip hop ushered the almost invisible American youth into the American cultural arena. This literature review is directed to understanding how hip-hop culture has shaped the youth culture through its different facets...

Minimalism in Music and Its Development

Minimalism is an American genre of Downtown music which originated approximately in the 1960s and quickly progressed into the most popular experimental music style. La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Phillip Glass are considered to be the pioneers of the minimalist music; each of these composers has made...