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Legacy Project & Ukiyo-e

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From: BJ Berquist (berquist_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Oct 05 2001 - 15:34:52 PDT


Two sites from this week's Scout Report:

11. The Legacy Project [RealPlayer]
http://www.legacy-project.org/index.html

The Legacy Project focuses on creating "a global exchange on the
enduring
consequences of the many historical tragedies of the 20th century." At
the
heart of the site are a set of indices which connect users to art and
film
thematically related to remembering and reacting to tragedy. The main
index,
the Legacy Events Index, is a compilation of all the materials included
in
the Website grouped together by event. You can also find materials via
the
Visual Arts Library (496 pieces are currently featured) and the
Filmography
section (146 films listed). The Visual Arts Library can be searched on
familiar fields via drop down menus such as artist, title, or decade.
Also
available in the library are the more unusual event and motif areas.
Events
are those listed in the aforementioned Legacy Events Index, and motifs
include artistic interpretations of concepts like Collapsing Space,
Faces,
and Isolation. Currently, the project is gathering and sharing reactions
to
the September 11 tragedy in a section titled In Remembrance. [REB]

13. The Floating World of Ukiyo-e: Shadows, Dreams, and Substance
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/ukiyo-e/

Visitors to this site will see about 20 Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock
prints,
selected from more than 100 currently on view at the Library of Congress
(LC), that were in turn culled from over 2,000 in the Library's
collection.
Ukiyo-e is commonly translated as "pictures of the floating world." The
art
form began in the Japanese city Edo in the seventeenth century. The
exhibition proceeds through six sections: Early Masters, Major Genres,
Images and Literary Sources, Realia and Reportage, Japan and the West,
and
Beyond Ukiyo-e. In Japan and West, _Picture of Western Traders at
Yokohama
Transporting Merchandise_ shows sailing vessels flying American and
French
flags. Prints are presented as thumbnails with explanatory text within
the
sections; impatient visitors can also approach the show using the Object
List, a simple list of every item in the exhibition, that links to the
full-
sized version of each print. Beyond Ukiyo-e, the last section, discusses
20th-century developments and movements in Japanese woodblock print
making,
and concludes with a print of LC's Jefferson Building made in 1966 by
Hiratsuka Un'ichi, a Japanese artist who lived part of his life in
Washington, DC. [DS]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001.
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/

Respectfully submitted,
BJ Berquist
Associate Educator, TAPPED IN
mailto:bjb@tappedin.org
http://www.tappedin.org/info/members/bj.html

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