Dark Writing

Dark Writing

Geography, Performance, Design

eBook - 2009
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"In short, Dark Writing asks why we represent the world as static when our experience of it is mobile. It traces this bias in Enlightenment cartography, in inductive logic, and in contemporary place design. This is the negative critique. Its positive argument is that, when we look closely at these designs on the world, we find traces of a repressed movement form. Even the ideal lines of geometrical figures turn out to contain traces of earlier passages; and there are many forms of graphic design that do engage with the dark environment that surrounds the light of reason. How can this 'dark writing' - so important to reconfiguring our world as a place of meeting, of co-existence and sustaining diversity - be represented? And how, therefore, can our representations of the world embody more sensuously the mobile histories that have produced it? Dark Writing answers these questions using case studies: the exemplary case of the beginnings of the now world-famous Papunya Tula Painting Movement (Central Australia) and three high-profile public place-making initiatives in which the author was involved as artist and thinker. These case studies are nested inside historical chapters and philosophical discussions of the line and linear thinking that make Dark Writing both a highly personal book and a narrative with wide general appeal."--Book cover.
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, Ă2009
ISBN: 9781441619907
1441619909
9780824862145
0824862147
9780824832469
0824832469
9780824833121
0824833120
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 306 pages, [12] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
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