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  • A study in music interpretation and nuances 

    Khow, Karine (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    The purpose of this study is to address the importance of interpreting music and to explore the possibility of transferring ideas from the score to the audience. The study will consist of a brief description of the meaning ...
  • Art and science intersect -- Restricted access to full text 

    Tripp, Kristen (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Scientists such as biologist Gunther von Hagens and medical doctor Mark Gilbert, among others, have been turning to art to create scientific sculptures whose main purposes are not only to teach to general public and science ...
  • Art within ceramic decoration 

    St. Clair, Joyce (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Decoration in early ceramic work stemmed from the abstraction of culturally significant symbols and motifs now serves as a record of cultural identity. Contemporarily, the role of decoration in our visual culture has been ...
  • Ceramic Art: The Ability to Transgress Time 

    Eames, Matthew (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2011-05-04)
    Being comprised of specific minerals and earthen materials, clay has been used throughout history to create art. What distinguishes clay from any other material is its resistance to decay. Through the ceramic firing process, ...
  • Contemporary problems and solutions in the field of modern percussion repertoire 

    Slater, Andrew C. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    Contemporary music presents a unique set of challenges to its performers. This is especially so for the modern percussionist. Aside from being both mentally and physically draining, the performer must convince an audience, ...
  • The development of ottoman ceramics 

    Hellman, David William (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Many of the world’s ceramic objects can trace their aesthetic lineage to one source, Ming Dynasty export porcelain. Turkish or Ottoman ceramics is a tradition that drew inspiration from luxury goods acquired through trade ...
  • The effects of kiln atmosphere on glaze color and texture 

    Mark, Monette (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    This experiment studies the effects of the chemical colorants, red iron oxide (Fe2O3), copper carbonate (CuCO3), cobalt carbonate (CoCO3), black nickel oxide (Ni2O3), titanium dioxide (TiO2), and rutile, an iron ...
  • Examining the first women potters in America and their influence on contemporary ceramic art 

    Mark, Monette (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2007-04-27)
    The goal of this research is to demonstrate artistic lineage and the intertwined history of early American women potters. This history shows how a technical process, pot or teacher has affected and created a lineage of ...
  • Formulating iron rich clay bodies in a recycled electric kiln 

    Olsen, Ryan (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2007-04-27)
    Clay bodies can be formulated using commonly available processed clays for a wide variety of specific functions. Some of the functions I am interested in include plasticity for throwing on the wheel, temperature range ...
  • Graven images (What's in a brand?) 

    Farmer, James Robert (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    The research topics most relevant to my studio art practice are branding, advertising and semiotics (the study of sign systems and their meanings). My intention is to formulate a critique of capitalist globalization that ...
  • Iron based earthenware in a forced reduction atmosphere 

    Hayes, Todd Rex (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Iron is a strong flux in ceramic glazes when fired in an oxygen-starved atmosphere (reduction), resulting in a CO rich atmosphere. The carbon monoxide (CO) robs the iron (Fe2o3) of two oxygen molecules, thus transforming ...
  • Jasmine Flower in three different lights 

    Tham, G.J.E. (Wichita State University, 2005-04-22)
  • The "mirage" of the composer: a performer's musical decisions 

    Petrenko, Alexander (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Up until recently, the Western art music tradition has privileged the composer as the best authority concerning issues of performance practice. This view was ingrained in the nineteenth century with European composers who ...
  • Postmodern places 

    Lightner, Jodi (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Art is able to communicate and transport the viewer to a different place in their mind's eye. The representation of places also connects the artist and viewer in a shared experience and understanding of space. The challenge ...
  • Presence and absence through memory 

    Unterman, Joshua M. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2007-04-27)
  • Questioning the construction of reality 

    Leonard, Joe (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    How do we arrive at ourselves, is it the question of nature vs. nurture, or is there a greater sense of manipulation? People are locked into an uncontrollable controlled system, which they both develop and absorb. I think ...
  • Redefining materiality: physical relationships of materials in comparison to clay 

    Eames, Matthew (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Clay and its ceramic counterparts are one of the most prominent materials used within contemporary society. There is countless integration amongst the development of our surrounding world from utilitarian vessels to ...
  • Rendering toxic metal oxides inert 

    Leonard, Joe (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Ceramic glazes are composed of three primary components: a flux, an alumina- bonding agent, and a glass former. These three materials can be adjusted for firing ranges as low as 1213 degrees Fahrenheit, up to 2419 degrees ...
  • A Revolution in Piano Study-Conceptual Teaching Through American Music 

    Krueger, Justin (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2011-05-04)
    The musical literature available to piano teachers and students is vast. However, over the past several decades, the body of repertoire taught and played has become significantly narrower. Certain composers and pieces ...
  • Ritual genesis: constructing systems of belief 

    Voltz, Lars (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Throughout clay’s history, material choices directly shape cultural practices and the structuring of ceremonial and mundane living. Within this context, “ritual” is a transient term describing actions covering a broad scope ...