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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Kang, Jennifer J
Author's Email Address jennie423@hotmail.com
URN etd-11072000-19170011
Title The Waltz on the Seine
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Dunay, Robert J. Committee Chair
O'Brien, Michael J. Committee Member
Pittman, V. Hunter Committee Member
Poole, Scott Committee Member
  • artist
  • Camille Claudel
  • sculpture
  • Paris
  • art
  • exhibit
  • gallery
  • sculptor
  • France
  • Seine River
  • Ile Saint-Louis
Date of Defense 2000-08-02
Availability unrestricted
The desire to recognize and celebrate a forgotten artist and her work presents an opportunity for an investigation into the meeting of art and architecture. The dialogue between these two entities highlights the complexity of exhibiting works of art within a space of architectural integrity. The challenge is to successfully address both the art and the architecture in order to achieve a relationship that is mutually beneficial and equally powerful.

This thesis investigates the transcendent themes created in such a dialogue. An innovative approach creates opportunities for extraordinary spatial experiences of the architecture and the artwork itself while addressing the challenges proposed by the site, one that has tremendous historical and cultural significance.

The ultimate goal is a place where the architectural conditions provide a canvas for the acknowledgment and celebration of the artistic endeavors.

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