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The mid twentieth century saw the rise of mathematicians and physicists who looked and behaved in a markedly youthful style, and this boy-genius stereotype spread to include most other branches of science. My suspicion is that that a personality type characterized by prolonged youthfulness is advantageous not just in science, but in most areas of modern life due to its need for flexible specialization. We are witnessing the evolution of ‘psychological-neoteny’, in which ever-more people retain for ever-longer the characteristic behaviours and attitudes of earlier developmental stages.
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The Realistic Manifesto - 1920 [mp3], written by sculptor Naum Gabo and cosigned by his brother Antoine Pevsner, is a key text of Constructivism. The manifesto laid out their theories about artistic expression. The Manifesto focused largely on divorcing art from such conventions as use of lines, colour, volume, and mass. They also believed art should accompany man through all parts of his life: "at the workbench, at the office, at work, at rest, and at leisure; work days and holidays, at home and on the road, so that the flame of life does not go out in man."
A chain is a unit of length; it measures 66 feet or 22 yards or 100 links (20.1168m). There are 10 chains in a furlong, and 80 chains in one statute mile. An acre is the area of 10 square chains (that is, an area of one chain by one furlong). The chain has been used for several centuries in Britain and in some other countries influenced by British practice.
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Under what circumstances can a work of art be reproduced? Here, a series of historical examples and judicial opinions involving the copyrighting and patenting of steel tube cantilevered chair designs provide some guidance. These cases demonstrate a conceptual wordplay of sorts. Whereas some deal with issues of reproduced form, the others concern form reproduction. Or, put another way, whereas the former is an investigation into form, the latter is an examination of process.
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Herzog's four-man crew was allowed into the cave for six four-hour shooting days, and was confined to narrow walkways lit only by small battery-powered lights (standard film lights emit heat that could damage the paintings). The tiny 3-D camera had to be rebuilt between shots to accommodate different lenses, because the men couldn't physically move the camera much within the cave. The resulting effect is wonderfully intimate: Rather than causing the paintings to pop forward in front of it, the 3-D enhances perception deep into the frame. The low lighting even accentuates the experience, mimicking the conditions in which the paintings were initially made and seen, and drawing out what Herzog sees as their latent cinematic potential.
Artists have long struggled in New York, moving into rough areas, gentrifying them and then getting forced out. But as the city has gotten increasingly expensive, there are few such neighborhoods left to move to, forcing a growing number of artists to abandon the city. Many had hoped the recession would bring down rents, making it easier for them to stay. Instead, rents have barely dropped, and the part-time jobs they depend on for survival have become harder to find. Without a strong arts community, New York risks losing its standing as a creative center, which could have a negative impact on numerous industries that depend on talented employees.
Though there are no official numbers, a survey of 1,000 artists conducted in 2009 by the New York Foundation for the Arts found that more than 43% expected their annual income to drop by 26% to 50% over the next six months, and 11% believed they would have to leave New York within six months. Even more troubling, cultural boosters say, is that for the first time, artists fresh out of art schools around the country are choosing to live in nascent artist communities in regional cities like Detroit and Cleveland—which are dangling incentives to attract this group—and bypassing New York altogether.