Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Manhatta is one of several films that Sheeler and Strand made, though only this one survives. Still images from this film show up in both artists work. This collaboration is one of Modernism's high points and predates, what in many ways has a similar feel, in Russia's avant-garde film maker Dziga Vertov's The Man With The Movie Camera (which by the way, is one of my all time favorite films. You can read a previous posting on Vertov's work here.). Sheeler and Strand's work pre-dates Vertov's film by 8 or 9 years. Enjoy this wonderful piece of Modernism with an updated Brian Eno soundscape.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
A heads up for the UND regional followers...
The Cyprus Research Fund
Department of Political Science and Public Administration
The Department of History present
"Anarchy, Rivalry and the beginnings of the
Roman Empire "
Prof. Michael P. Fronda
Department of History, McGill University
Professor Fronda’s paper will examine the growth of Roman power in the ancient world by focusing on how the city of Rome came to dominate the Italian Peninsula. Through an innovative use of contemporary international relations theory, Prof. Fronda argues that Rome capitalized on the tendency for ancient state relations to be anarchic, on the one hand, but in some way limited by enduring rivalries between particular states, on the other. Rome’s ability to exploit these fundamental characteristics of ancient, and perhaps all, states led ultimately to the city’s domination of Italy and provided important lessons for the city’s conquest of the Mediterranean world.
September 17, 2009
Chester Fritz Library
East Asia Room
Reception to follow