We have selected six paintings of cultural significance
and got art expert Marshall Hall, who recently published a book on Northumberland artists, to cast his eye over them.
A critical introduction provides a biographical, social, and intellectual sketch of the author, contextualizes his medical approach, and discusses his "populist commitment," with particular attention to the cultural significance
of his use of the vernacular.
He is aware of the cultural significance
of magical healing, for example, and cites recent studies devoted to this subject.
For evidence of the lasting cultural significance
of Braveheart in Scotland you only have to wander into a bookshop on any high street.
Organized by a team of scholars and architects (Beatriz Colomina, Elizabeth Diller, Alessandra Ponte, Ricardo Scofidio, Georges Teyssot, and Mark Wigley, with Mark Wasiuta of the CCA), "The American Lawn" considers the production, cultivation, and cultural significance
of grass - there are more than 40,000 square miles of the stuff in North America.
Topics such as shopping, gambling, watching TV, talking on the phone and reading are analyzed with symbolism, historical background, economic effect and cultural significance
. This collection of essays is intended for students and graduates of higher education, but the academic writing style does not deter from the entertainment value of the subjects themselves.
Depictions of idealized nude female bodies were everywhere; surely they were of cultural significance
As Peter Arnade points out in his intelligent book, Huizinga, "by making court ritual a touchstone of power grasped one of the central pillars of the Burgundian state," but by perceiving symbols as "but empty ciphers," the great Dutch historian "hindered his attempt to unlock the cultural significance
of Burgundian ceremony"(3).
National governments can classify certain sports events as being of cultural significance
to prevent them falling into the clutches of greed organisations such as Sky TV.
The symbolic and cultural significance
of his subjects is gone, everything appearing in a new and unfamiliar light.
of Sussex) examines the cultural significance
of shopping and its defining qualities in this study.
In the course of his examination of the Toronto Industrial Exhibition from its origins in 1879 to its evolution, in 1903, into the Canadian National Exhibition, Keith Walden has captured the cultural significance
of an exhibitionary institution - the industrial exhibition - that, until now, has not received the attention it deserves.
Written to accompany a Library of Congress exhibition of rare manuscripts and books on loan for the first time from the Vatican, this splendid volume offers eloquent commentaries on the cultural significance
of displayed items, and sumptuous color reproductions (now available, incidentally, for computer viewing in "MOSAIC").