A state of critical becoming: colour, convention (Orientalism) and eclecticism in the aesthetic interior

van der Plaat, Deborah (2012). A state of critical becoming: colour, convention (Orientalism) and eclecticism in the aesthetic interior. In: Lynn Churchill and Dianne Smith, Interior: A State of Critical Becoming: Book 1: Symposium Proceedings. Interior: A State of Becoming: An IDEA Symposium, Perth, WA, Australia, (21). 6-9 September 2012.

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Author van der Plaat, Deborah
Title of paper A state of critical becoming: colour, convention (Orientalism) and eclecticism in the aesthetic interior
Conference name Interior: A State of Becoming: An IDEA Symposium
Conference location Perth, WA, Australia
Conference dates 6-9 September 2012
Proceedings title Interior: A State of Critical Becoming: Book 1: Symposium Proceedings
Place of Publication Perth, WA, Australia
Publisher Curtin University
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780646585215
Editor Lynn Churchill
Dianne Smith
Volume Book 1
Start page 21
Total pages 9
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The aim of the current paper is to draw parallels between Victorian understandings of the imagination and more recent attempts by the art historian and theorist Barbara Maria Stafford (2001) to revive the ancient ideal of Analogy; a ‘metaphoric and metamorphic practice for weaving discordant particulars into a partial concordance’ while avoiding the ‘subsumption of two inferior, dichotomous terms into a superior third.’ The significance of Analogy for Stafford is two fold: First, in an age in which ‘we possess no language for talking about resemblance, only an exaggerated awareness of difference’ it offers new opportunities to [re] discover a rhetoric that speaks of ‘sameness in otherness,’ a topic once central to western philosophy, theology, rhetoric, and aesthetics. Secondly, and possibly more importantly for Stafford, it helps to visualise the ‘connective aspects of cognition’ or the ‘pictorial nature of consciousness.’
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