Thresholds 28: Baroque--call for submissions for spring 2004 issue
Thresholds invites submissions, including but not limited to scholarly works, from all fields on the "Baroque." Thresholds attempts to print only original material.
Henry Millon once wrote, “The Baroque building can only be grasped through one’s experiencing it in its variety of effects. …Baroque unity is achieved—at the expense of the clearly defined elements—through the subordination of individual elements to invigorate the whole. Baroque space is independent and alive—it flows and leads to dramatic culminations.” Indeed, the Baroque stands as a distinctive period in the history of Western art—one typically identified with monarchial absolutism, the Catholic papacy, colonial expansion, Newtonian science, and the rise of a whole series of aesthetic values having to do with exuberance, sensuality, extravagance, and spectacle.
Thresholds 28 is dedicated to Professor Henry Millon whose distinguished career has ensured the vigor of the field both nationally and internationally. He has served as director of the American Academy in Rome and, until recently, as dean of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington , D.C. Sine the late 1950s, he has been a member of the faculty in MIT's Department of Architecture, and is credited as one of the founders of the History, Theory and Criticism Section.
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