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Jennifer Bloomer Urban Still Lifes
Jennifer Bloomer explores architecture and beauty. She references Immanuel Kant, Edmund Burke, and John Ruskin in arguing for a...
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Bloomer acknowledges some of the influences on her current line of research, citing philosophers Edmund Burke and Immanuel...

Jennifer Bloomer Urban Still Lifes

October 12, 1990 | Video Lecturer:
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Jennifer Bloomer explores architecture and beauty. She references Immanuel Kant, Edmund Burke, and John Ruskin in arguing for a reexamination of the role of beauty in art, architecture and in the natural world. She arrives at a model based on bodily terms such as dermis and fat that architects might use to create a new architecture that references the human body.

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Ann Bergren introduces Jennifer Bloomer, comparing her with James Joyce, and reviewing her background in art history and...
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Jennifer Bloomer introduces her current work on the subject of beauty. She argues that the topic of beauty is misunderstood by...
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Bloomer delves further into the topic of beauty, speculating on the origin of the term, referencing the Garden of Eden and the...
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Bloomer acknowledges some of the influences on her current line of research, citing philosophers Edmund Burke and Immanuel Kant. She discusses beauty and the sublime, and the complex relationship between these terms. She then attempts to reconcile these terms with the practice of construction and architecture, while revisiting the work of John Ruskin and modernist practitioners.