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dc.contributor.advisor Naficy, Hamid
dc.creatorSmith, Stephanie Paige
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:25:05Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:25:05Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17211
dc.description.abstract Located within one of Houston's oldest African-American neighborhoods, Project Row Houses blends art and community revitalization under the repeated roof-peaks of once-decrepit shotgun row houses. Eight of the twenty-two houses shelter changing art installations that form the heart of the project; the rest provide settings for activities ranging from an after-school arts program to transitional housing for young single mothers. This thesis traces the importance of place in the development of Project Row Houses, and in the nature of the art exhibited there. It also proposes characteristics of place-based art. "Place" here denotes physical location as well as the layers of history and culture that are created, sustained or recovered by those who have meaningful interaction with a location. In a contemporary world often described as fragmented and place-less, Project Row Houses' founders, by embedding their project in the specificity of a place, have activated a community and brought art into vibrant contact with the whole of life.
dc.format.extent 119 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCultural anthropology
Fine arts
Art history
dc.title The art of place and the place of art at Project Row Houses
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Art and Art History
thesis.degree.discipline Humanities
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Smith, Stephanie Paige. "The art of place and the place of art at Project Row Houses." (1998) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17211.


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