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dc.contributor.authorWong, Johnathan
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-30 20:21:49 (GMT)
dc.date.available2009-07-30 20:21:49 (GMT)
dc.date.issued2009-07-30T20:21:49Z
dc.date.submitted2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10012/4523
dc.description.abstractThis thesis proposes a fresh engagement with the idea of the archaic as a means to recover and replenish some of the lost vitality suffered during what William Barrett characterized the modern period as “the gigantic externalization of life.” An introductory essay examines how the related ideas of the archaic, the primal, and the prehistoric have at key moments provided a source of creative energy for the arts of the last century. Collections of found material, and several photographic studies document the city of Niagara Falls—icon of American pop culture and faded relic of romanticism. The photographs present an alternative to the world of the touristic snapshot, and address the questions: In the age of simulation how do we know what is real anymore? Can we learn to see with archaic eyes?en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectNiagara Fallsen
dc.subjectprehistoric arten
dc.subjectLascauxen
dc.subjectLove Canalen
dc.subjectEchotaen
dc.subjecthydroelectric power stationen
dc.subjectmotelsen
dc.subjecttourismen
dc.subjectcamera obscuraen
dc.subjectHorseshoe Fallsen
dc.subjectRuschaen
dc.subjectAtgeten
dc.titleNiagara Prospectsen
dc.typeMaster Thesisen
dc.comment.hiddenpage number added to page 26en
dc.pendingfalseen
dc.subject.programArchitectureen
uws-etd.degree.departmentSchool of Architectureen
uws-etd.degreeMaster of Architectureen
uws.typeOfResourceTexten
uws.peerReviewStatusUnrevieweden
uws.scholarLevelGraduateen


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