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606 - Beyond The Shape of Time: A Tribute to George A.Kubler

18.07.2012 | 08:00 - 13:30

Convener 1: Rodríguez-Camilloni, Humberto (Virginia Tech , Blacksburg, VA, Ud States of Am / USA)

This symposium pays tribute to renowned art historian George A. Kubler, on occasion of the 100 th anniversary of his birth. Through a distinguished career as scholar, educator and prolific writer, Kubler helped shaped the discipline in many important ways. His vast areas of expertise included theory and history of art and architecture, predominantly focused on the art and architecture of Ancient America, Spain, Portugal and their American dominions from 1500-1800. Among his mentors were the preeminent scholars Walter Cook, Karl Lehmann, Erwin Panofsky, and Herbert Spinden; but his lieber meister was the great French humanist Henri Focillon, under whose direction he wrote his masterful dissertation of 1940 on The Religious Architecture of New Mexico in the Colonial Periodand Since the American Occupation , where he addressed the dialectic between form and meaning that would remain a major preoc- cupation of his for the rest of academic life. His best known book and the most influential, however, is The Shape of Time of 1962, where he sought to advance the history of art by proposing new methodological approaches for analysis and interpretation of art and architecture. By making explicit meaningful philosophical links with other disciplines, Kubler showed the way to new theoretical approaches, including interdisciplinary and cultural studies. Kubler's caution about neither privileging meaning over form nor form over meaning needs to be reconsidered in the present post-structuralist era. Preference will be given to paper proposals that address any of Kubler's areas of expertise and which apply his research methods. Send proposals to: Dr. Flora Clancy, 809 Floretta Drive NW, Alburquerque, NM 87107, USA; tel: (505) 344-9526; e-mail: flora@UNM.edu ; and Dr. Humberto Rodríguez-Camilloni, Schoolof Architecture + Design, Virginia Tech University,201 Cowgill Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0205, USA; tel: (540) 231-5324; fax: (540) 231-9938; e-mail: hcami@vt.edu. @font-face { font-family: "Times"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }a:link, span.MsoHyperlink { color: blue; text-decoration: underline; }a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed { color: purple; text-decoration: underline; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }

Keywords: art history, art theory

Title Author Country Co-Author
5129 - Tradition Vs. Innovation at Bonampak: A Reevaluation of Form as Meaning in Epiclassic Period Battle Murals Finegold, Andrew Ud States of Am / USA
7867 - Did captive representations on Classic Maya monuments acquire different meaning with the passage of time? Weiss-Krejci, Estella Austria / Österreich
8632 - The Legacy of Henri Focillon and George Kubler Rodríguez-Camilloni, Humberto Other / Andere
10078 - George Kubler and the Ancient Maya: from Spinden to Schele Miller, Mary Ud States of Am / USA
10359 - George Kubler and the Prime Object in New Mexico Oliveira Dias, Patricia Brazil / Brasilien Ivey, James (University of New Mexico, Santa Fe New Mexico, Ud States of Am / USA)
10470 - El aporte de George Kubler a la conservación y restauración de Cusco Samanez Argumedo, César Roberto Peru / Peru
10616 - George Kubler: Last Thoughts Reese, Thomas Ud States of Am / USA
11011 - A reopened formal sequence: the Brazilian case of neomarajoara motives Kern, Daniela Brazil / Brasilien

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