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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Christopher Livingston; Ralph Johnson (co-chair)en
dc.contributor.authorSpahr, Travis Osborneen
dc.description.abstractThis project is an architectural study of the practice of mourning and the pursuit of the humble heart. Mourning, dream, the meditative man, and the human condition were studied and used to construct a philosophy from which tectonic design could begin. To substantiate the design, a graphic process was used to analyze the poetry of Jorge Luis Borges. From this analysis arose both verbal and architectural expressions that were further developed into the design of a cenotaph. This design was refined and presented in the form of drawings and physical models. The project brought to light questions concerning humanity's attempted conformation to ideal virtues and the definite ruinous nature of things made by men.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Arts & Architectureen
dc.subject.lcshRuins in arten
dc.subject.lcshExcavations (Archaeology)en
dc.titleThe open and the still : mourning in thoughten
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2008 by Travis Osborne Spahren
thesis.catalog.ckey1331838en, Graduate Committee: Maire O'Neillen Archen

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