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dc.contributor.authorBower, Rudi
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-09T08:25:40Z
dc.date.available2018-04-09T08:25:40Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationBower,R. (2009). Heidegger, art, technology and luthiery. Acta Academica, 41(4), 1-22.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0587-2405 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0479 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/8145
dc.description.abstractEnglish: Luthiery – the building of stringed instruments – is historically a discipline that has to a large extent evaded philosophical inquiry. This article seeks to explore the artistic and technological attributes of luthiery – with reference to guitar builders, in particular – using the thought of Martin Heidegger. His return to ancient Greek philosophy in determining the modes of technology and its initial close association with art will be interrogated and ultimately used to show that in luthiery, as practised by solitary luthiers as opposed to mass-produced factory instruments, both art and technology constitute a mode of revealing in the ancient Greek sense. This mode of revealing will be scrutinised as intrinsically inherent in luthiery by way of the roles of the materials used, the artist, the creation as well as the difference between works of art and equipment. Interviews conducted with leading South African guitar builders will provide substantiating material in this regard.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAfrikaans: Die bou van snaarinstrumente is histories ’n dissipline wat tot op hede enige gevestigde filosofiese, tegniese en artistieke raamwerk ontwyk het. Hierdie artikel onderneem om hierdie raamwerke en ghitaarbou in die besonder te ondersoek, met verwysing na die denke van Martin Heidegger. Sy terugkeer na antieke Griekse filosofie aangaande verskillende modusse van tegniek en hul aanvanklike noue verwantskap met kuns sal ondersoek word. In ghitaarbou, in handgemaakte teenoor massageproduseerde, fabriekvervaardigde vorm, sien ons die vereniging van horisonne van kuns en tegnologie deurdat beide ’n modus van ontbloting verteenwoordig. Hierdie modus van ontbloting sal ondersoek word deur die rol van die materiaal, die kunstenaar, die skepping sowel as die verskil tussen kunswerke en gereedskap te ondersoek. Onderhoude met prominente Suid-Afrikaanse ghitaarbouers sal as ondersteunende materiaal gebruik word.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectLuthieryen_ZA
dc.subjectGuitar buildersen_ZA
dc.subjectBuilding of stringed instrumentsen_ZA
dc.subjectHeidegger, Martinen_ZA
dc.titleHeidegger, art, technology and luthieryen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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