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Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt Maciunas’ “Atlas of Russian History”

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Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt Maciunas’ “Atlas of Russian History” “Outside of a linear historicality” Laurence Weiner George Maciunas’ outstanding oeuvre [opus magnum] of about three dozen story-diagrams was developed between 1953 and 1973. He spent twenty years dealing with diagrammatic illustrations of historic-political, cultural historical, economic and artistic causalities, starting out as a versatile and curious student, […]

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John Buridan (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

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John Buridan (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) First published Mon May 13, 2002; substantive revision Mon Jul 10, 2006 Perhaps the most influential Parisian philosopher of the fourteenth century, John Buridan did much to shape the way philosophy was practiced not only during his own lifetime, but throughout the later scholastic and early modern periods. He […]

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William of Ockham (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

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William of Ockham (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) First published Fri Aug 16, 2002; substantive revision Sun Jul 9, 2006 William of Ockham (c. 1287-1347) is, along with Thomas Aquinas and John Duns Scotus, among the most prominent figures in the history of philosophy during the High Middle Ages. He is probably best known today for […]

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Foundations for Fluxions

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Foundations for Fluxions Bjørn Smestad Cand. Scient Thesis in Mathematics Department of Mathematics University of Oslo 1995 Contents 1 Introduction: The mathematical world 1650-1750 2 Newton’s foundation for the fluxional calculus 3 The Analyst controversy 4 Colin MacLaurin 5 Roger Paman 6 The Analyst Controversy’s effect on England’s mathematical isolation 7 Conclusion Appendix A The […]

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2010-09 Mr. Fluxus

John Held Jr: Black Mountain College Museum, Networking Chance

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Networking Chance: “A Global Situation Involving the Possibility of People Everywhere and Anywhere” “Prepared by the author for presentation at “Re-Viewing Black Mountain College 2,” a conference co-hosted by The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center andThe University of North Carolina at Asheville, October 8-10, 2010. By John Held, Jr. In 1968, well before […]

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2010-09 Mr. Fluxus

Divine Benevolence by Thomas Bayes

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Divine Benevelence Thomas Bayes Divine Benevolence: Or, An ATTEMPT to prove that the PRINCIPAL END Of the Divine Providence and Government IS THE Happiness of his Creatures. BEING An Answer to a Pamphlet, entitled, Divine Rectitude; or, An Inquiry concerning the Moral Perfections of the Deity. WITH A Refutation of the Notions therein advanced concerning […]

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2010-09 Mr. Fluxus

An Anthology: The Education of Mr. Fluxus by John Held Jr.

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An Anthology: The Education of Mr. Fluxus The well-publicized angst of the Abstract Expressionist painters, laid bare on canvas and by in-fighting among themselves, rose from inner demons and newfound success. John Cage and colleagues, just as fiercely focused on their art as the Ab Ex’ers, labored unheralded during this same period, feeling besieged, misunderstood, […]

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2010-04 Greetings from Daddaland: Fluxus, Mail Art and Rubber Stamps

The Treatment of Vision: Arman’s Cachets

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The Treatment of Vision: Arman’s Cachets Introduction The cachets of Arman, his self-described rubber stamp works from the mid-to-late fifties, have been regarded by art critics and historians as necessary first steps in his coming of age as an artist; an awakening fascination with commonplace objects that deepened as the artist’s career progressed. It has […]

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2010-04 Greetings from Daddaland: Fluxus, Mail Art and Rubber Stamps

Bunny Dead: The Mysterious Life and Death of Ray Johnson and the Rise of the New York Correspondance School of Art

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Bunny Dead: The Mysterious Life and Death of Ray Johnson and the Rise of the New York Correspondance School of Art On January 13, 1995, Ray Johnson, the founding father of Mail Art, died under mysterious circumstances rivaling the enigmatic way in which he conducted his life. He was 67 years old, and leaves behind a […]

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