American Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. 1 by John Caldwell, Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, Dale T. Johnson,

By John Caldwell, Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, Dale T. Johnson, Kathleen Luhrs, Carrier Rebora, Patricia R. Windels

This paintings completes the three-volume catalog of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's awesome choice of American portray. quantity I specializes in a major choice of a few 315 work by way of approximately a hundred and twenty artists relationship from the early eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century. The museum's assortment beneficial properties eighteenth-century snap shots and historical past work by means of such very important artists as John Smibert, Joseph Blackburn, John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, Charles Willson Peale, Gilbert Stuart, and John Trumbull. artworks by way of the founders of the Hudson River college, Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand, in addition to America's such a lot profitable style painters, William Sidney Mount and George Caleb Bingham, also are integrated during this catalog. The catalog proceeds chronologically, supplying a radical dialogue of every portray, a biography of the artist, bibliographical references, an exhibition heritage, and knowledge on provenance.

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2 In Japan, the use of numbers means that their significance connects strongly with the cycle of life, and against this background Miyajima’s work with decimals displays a further dimension. That is because the reference to the meaning of zero in Buddhist philosophy excludes a number central to the Western decimal system and to binary counting in 0/1. The two different systems interlock at a point of transcultural contact, which may promote reflection on the ways numbers are used in integrated systems, as introduced by the digital coding in computers.

Or maybe the file name is not the same, but the content is the same, this also happens. Sometimes, I doubt whether we are living in the same world or not. ”7 In computerized simulation, the interplay of difference and sameness is, therefore, treated in a closed system, which “imparts” to us outsiders how equivalence in data permeates through differences in representation and action. To put it another way, variety in the data space arises from repetition of the same command sequences in the digital mode and, in doing so, does not structurally confirm difference so much as sameness.

A potential for plurality and multiplicity thus gains expression that can be seen as a key indicator for a stage of hybridization in media. With digitality, this is based on phenomena realized virtually and interactively being introduced as innovations. 2 Hybrid Phenomena Factors from both the real and the virtual world contribute to making ambiguity the mark of a hybrid cultural horizon, when they produce further networks with plural identities in cultural and media fields of contact. Specific admixtures of areas are particularly interesting, as they evince how concepts can wander back and forth between levels of reality and in each case produce enhancements that surface in new real-virtual as well as virtualreal relations.

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