2016年1月17日 星期日

frisson, minimalist, curate, curator, curation, durability



Anthropologist Pedram Khosronejad has embarked on a new and controversial topic in Iranian studies, developing a narrative on African slavery in Persia through archival photography, interviews and scattered text. Here he curates from his burgeoning collection

Descending the sweeping staircase into the vast expanse of restaurant still gives a frisson, but otherwise most of the thrill has gone, along with the cigarette girls – leaving ashtrays filled with salt and pepper, a bar full of suits, and efficient but impersonal Australian service.



米市場調査機関のJDパワーが実施した自動車耐久品質調査(VDS)で、一般ブランド6位を記録したと明らかにした。今年は200点を獲得し、昨年(13位)より7ランクアップした。またモデル別評価では「ベルナ」が韓国産自動車としては ...


Battcock, Gregory (edited), Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology



December 26, 2007 (Computerworld) -- The elegant minimalism of Google Inc.'s search engine is a huge reason for its unparalleled popularit....


Adding Glass-Box Minimalism to Midwestern Downtown

Published: August 15, 2005
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Whatever you think of Minimalist architecture - sleek and sexy or cold and impersonal - it's hard to deny its remarkable durability in the art world. For decades it has been the preferred style of art dealers and curators, as conservative in its way as the 19th-century salon tradition. Its familiarity only adds to its main virtue: the ability to instantly imbue an art institution with a gloss of cultural sophistication.
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Ogy Blazevic/Figge Art Museum
Introducing an aesthetic frisson to a once-rundown part of Davenport, Iowa, the Figge is David Chipperfield's first major American building.


From the poorest backwaters of central India to the ruble-lined boulevards of central Moscow, high-end hotels are raising the bar on in-room amenities, offering stylish alternatives to cookie-cutter minimalism and charging higher and higher prices for a good night's sleep.



 網路世界的流行話語curation,直譯是「策展」,這是借用自藝術、設計業界的說法,指的是一個藝術展覽活動的規畫及推動,做這件事的就是「策展人」(curator),而現在的網路世界無處不「策展」,人人都可以說自己是「策展人」。



Curation may refer to:
Curation may also be:

curator

音節
cu • ra • tor
発音
kjuəréitər
curatorの変化形
curators (複数形)
curatorの慣用句
curatorship, (全1件)
[名]
1 (博物館・美術館の)館長, 学芸員, キュレーター;(動物園の)園長, 管理人, 支配人;監督.
2 ((英))(Oxford大学の)幹事, 評議員.
cu・ra・to・ri・al〔kjùrtril〕
[形]
cu・ra・tor・shìp
[名][U]curatorの地位[職, 身分].

Definition of curate

cu·rat·edcu·rat·ing
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to act as curator of <curate a museum> curated
 by the museum's director>


curator 
noun [C]
a person in charge of a museum, library, etc.



durability 耐久性、持久性、(食品)耐藏性、耐(印)力 high-light this word : durability



設備、結構或貨品的品質,經一段時間和使用之後還持續在堪用狀態。 (engineering) The quality of equipment, structures, or goods of continuing to be useful after an extended period of time and usage.
~ of products 產品耐久期
structural ~ 結構耐久性
~ test 耐久性試驗
「多倫多經營iPod維修服務的業者iRepair公司創辦人布瑞瑪指出:「有些用戶信誓旦旦地說,iPod設計肯定有鬼,因為問題全都是在過了保固期後出現。」
蘋果電腦公司發言人道林表示,iPod故障率還不到五%,在電子產品中的表現「已相當不錯」。「iPod設計使用年限是四年,但就像數位相機等一些精密的消費電子產品,要是用戶摔到或是不當使用,還是會造成產品故障。」他堅稱,整體而言絕大多數用戶對iPod的都感到滿意。 
就算故障率只有五%,但問題還是很嚴重,因為iPod實在賣得太好,上市迄今五年總共狂賣近七千萬台,以五%的故障率推算,受影響的用戶高達好幾百萬人。」(原華爾街日報 2006.12.07  工商時報)
---- 上文 Zeldin 的書之中文翻譯本第一句【T. Zeldin The French (1982)--這本書在1997年有上海譯文出版社的翻譯:{法國人}
Durand
Gender: Masculine
Derived from Latin durans meaning "enduring".
原來是這姓之翻譯。
rl:「Durand只作為法國姓氏,不存在於一般字彙
法文字彙中,讀音與拼寫形式最接近的是動詞durer的現在分詞durant其實during � dure � durer (<>

"The 'average Frenchman' is often known today as Monsieur Dupont or Monsieur Durand..."
這兩位一般法國人杜邦先生和迪朗先生的後裔之二,都是美國產業界的名人。
20世紀管理簡年表
1908 WILLIAM C Durant 1861-1947)創立GM
Ford推出 T-Model
minimal
adjective
very small in amount:
There were no injuries and damage to the building was minimal.

minimally
adverb
minimally affected/involved/successful

minimalist
 (SIMPLE)
adjective
belonging or relating to a style in art, design and theatre that uses the smallest range of materials and colours possible, and only very simple shapes or forms:
minimalist painting
The set for the ballet is minimalist - three white walls and a chair.

minimalist
noun [C]
an artist or designer who uses a minimalist style

minimalism 
noun [U]


frisson
n., pl. -sons (-sōNz', -sōN').
A moment of intense excitement; a shudder: The story's ending arouses a frisson of terror.
[French, from Old French fricons, pl. of fricon, a trembling, from Vulgar Latin *frīctiō, *frīctiōn-, from Latin frīgēre, to be cold.]


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