Academic journal article Material Culture

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Material Culture

Editor's Note

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Dear Colleagues,

It is with pleasure that I bring you this special issue oí Material Culture, one that focuses on art as material culture. Each year, I organize two sessions on material culture at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. The idea for this special issue evolved out of two such sessions during the 2011 meeting in Seattle, WA. While I did not specifically solicit papers on art for those sessions, art as material culture ended up being the focus of at least a third of the papers presented. In conversations with authors during the conference, I thought a logical outlet for some of the excellent research presented would be a special issue of Material Culture that highlighted this theme. The papers contained in this issue are the result.

This issue contains three different approaches to art as material culture. Lis Pankl and Kevin Blake focus their article on renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and how her background and persona influenced her creation of material culture in the form of her art. Michelle Metro-Roland explores art in the form of historic preservation in Budapest, Hungary, through the concept of architexturality, which analyses the mixing of artistic and architectural styles in the process of creative preservation. Finally, this issue contains a reflective essay written by my colleague, Michael Mosher. Much of what we read about material culture focuses on the analysis of the final product, but the act of creating material culture is equally as important. …

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