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artificial heart: first self-contained model was received by Robert Tools; he lived with it for 151 days (2001)
Mr. Gehry conceived of this bold ensemble of buildings as a self-contained composition — an urban Gesamtkunstwerk — not as a collection of independent structures. Postpone the towers and expose the stadium, and it becomes a piece of urban blight — a black hole at a crucial crossroads of the city’s physical history. If this is what we’re ultimately left with, it will only confirm our darkest suspicions about the cynical calculations underlying New York real estate deals.
attributed to the German opera composer Richard Wagner which refers to an operatic
performance encompassing music, theater, and the visual arts. ..
1. An inventor.
2. A craftsperson.
3. A mechanic in the armed forces.
From Latin artificium (craftsmanship, art), from art + facere (to make).
"The artificer turns a little sadly to his king: 'One day, I hope mankind will find a peaceful use for my invention,' he says." — Tom Lubbock; Flights of Fantasy; The Independent (London, UK); Sep 18, 2006.
- Constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself: A self-contained dictionary defines every word contained within it.
- Not dependent on others; self-sufficient: a self-contained settlement in the Arctic.
- Keeping to oneself; reserved.
Term first used by RICHARD WAGNER in Das Kunstwerk der Zukunft (1849) to describe his concept of a work of art for the stage, based on the ideal of ancient Greek tragedy, to which all the individual arts would contribute under the direction of a single creative mind in order to express one overriding idea. However, the term is applied retrospectively to projects in which several art forms are combined to achieve a unified effect, for example Roman fora, Gothic cathedrals and some Baroque churches and palazzi.
New words: August 2013