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By Edward Winters

ISBN-10: 0826486312

ISBN-13: 9780826486318

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ISBN-13: 9780826486325

"The Continuum Aesthetics sequence" seems to be on the aesthetic questions and matters raised by way of all significant paintings kinds. Stimulating, attractive and hugely readable, the sequence deals nutrition for proposal not just for college kids of aesthetics, but in addition for someone with an curiosity in philosophy and the humanities. "Aesthetics and structure" areas analytical philosophical aesthetics on the middle of brooding about, and searching at, structure. The ebook seems to be at vintage and modern aesthetic and philosophical perspectives of structure. It considers, with stimulating perception and nice readability, how Classicism, Modernism, Structuralism, Post-structuralism and Situationism have motivated architectural aesthetics and formed our view of the equipped surroundings. It additionally explores the demanding situations to a few of the highbrow and cultural hobbies that tell how humans create and think about constructions. The ebook strikes directly to examine the cultured characteristics, calls for and ways particular to structure and architectural considering, concluding with 'a programme for modern architecture'. someone learning or drawn to structure or philosophical aesthetics will locate this booklet a wealthy resource of principles, perception and data. Combining a transparent and interesting sort with a cosmopolitan therapy of a desirable topic, "Aesthetics and structure" is a priceless contribution to modern aesthetics - person who revitalises the best way we glance on the shape, objective and which means of our equipped atmosphere.

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The detailed representation of boxers on Greek vases, sculpture, and in other works of art has enabled modern historians of the sport quite effectively to reconstruct the movement and technique of early boxing (figures 5–8). John V. Grombach (1949, 191–96) in particular has shown how the form and structure of the caestus, the early boxing glove, in its “soft” and “hard” forms, as it appeared on statues and other reliefs, indicates the kind of blows and punches normally thrown by boxers in the Greek and Roman periods.

As if to differentiate itself from this latter domestication, modern boxing shorts have tended to grow progressively longer, extending as far as or even beyond the Bermuda short length (that is, below the knee), and are now decorated by a totally unregulated range of feminine tassels and fringes (figure 20) more suited a 1920s Hollywood movie queen than to the boxing ring. As we shall see, Shelley MacDonald (2000) gives a provocative psychoanalytical account of how the boxing ring as a female space is taken possession of by the boxer as phallic male.

Likewise, an increasing move, once again initiated by the Greeks, toward protecting the boxer from lethal damage is reflected in the now standardized use of gloves of agreed weight, gum-shields (first used in 1913 by the British boxer Ted “Kid” Lewis), hand wraps, and abdominal guards (the Taylor Foulproof Cup, see figure 65 in chapter 9, was introduced in 1930), with headguards now compulsory in amateur boxing. The regulation of the period of combat — division into rounds of fixed length with one-minute intervals (a nineteenth-century development codified in the Queensbury Rules of 1865, officially adopted in 1892) and the gradual reduction of the number of rounds fought — f ulfills, in theory at any rate, a similar function.

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