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- DescriptionThere are lines in nature they are always the creation of humans, manifestations of human action, perception, and design. Lines can divide or connect, may be static or full of movement, and represent and create forms in space and time. And in many cultures, lines take center stage in science, art, writing, drawing, and construction. Employing a vast array of academic perspectives, this fascinating collection delves into the phemen of the line, as well as the power it holds for us. From the history of art and science to philosophy, the essays in The Power of Line elucidate the semantic and conceptual depth of the line in European, Asian, and Islamic cultures. As they trace the continuity and transformation of the line over the course of centuries, the authors t only reveal it to be a constitutive element in architecture, art, and writing, but also uncover its importance as a medium of expression in both choreography and the scientific and techlogical fields. With copious full-color images, The Power of Line is a captivating exploration of the line as an essential artistic and cultural means of expression.
- Author BiographyGerhard Wolf is an art historian, director of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, and honorary professor at Humboldt University in Berlin. Marzia Faietti is the director of the Uffizi Department of Prints and Drawings, also in Florence.
- Author(s)Gerhard Wolff,Marzia Faietti
- PublisherHirmer Verlag
- Date of Publication29/02/2016
- SubjectThe Arts: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationMunich
- Country of PublicationGermany
- ImprintHirmer Verlag
- Content Note160 colour illustrations
- Weight950 g
- Width176 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine25 mm
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