American Journal of Art and Design

Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2020

  • The Effect of the Seven Chakras on the Colors and Architecture of Ancient Iran

    Seyed Kasra Mirpadyab, Somayeh Shirinjani, Elham Goljamali

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 78-86
    Received: 16 September 2020
    Accepted: 5 October 2020
    Published: 4 November 2020
    Abstract: In this paper, we intend to study fine examples of Islamic-Iranian architecture prove that the people was aware of the chakra's seven chakras and their attributes and therefore the impact is evident in the architecture. In a comparative study of six by six Persian style, party, Khorasani, mystery, Azeri and selected Isfahani The impact on them was ... Show More
  • An Expanded Understanding of Art as an Agent of Change in Higher Education

    Anika van den Berg, Karolien Perold-Bull, Elmarie Costandius, Neeske Alexander, Danielle Becker

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 87-96
    Received: 24 October 2020
    Accepted: 16 November 2020
    Published: 24 November 2020
    Abstract: South African higher education institutions seek strategies to address belonging and decolonization. The student protest movement across South African university campuses during 2015–2016 further underlined this fact. We explored the capacity of interactive artworks to address belonging and active citizenship, both prioritized by university managem... Show More
  • Types of Vibrato in Contemporary Music and the Possibility of Their Use in Flute Pedagogy

    Monika Streitova

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 97-102
    Received: 5 November 2020
    Accepted: 21 November 2020
    Published: 4 December 2020
    Abstract: This project falls within the area of developing innovative methods in teaching the flute. It focuses on search and application of types of vibrato as contemporary technique of sound production that may contribute to the creative development of classic vibrato and the sonority of the students. The research has been conducted systematically with the... Show More
  • Visual Representations of Newspaper Reportage of Boko Haram Terrorism in Nigeria

    Ayo Osisanwo

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 103-112
    Received: 27 November 2020
    Accepted: 8 December 2020
    Published: 22 December 2020
    Abstract: The Boko Haram terrorists have consistently attacked Nigerians in different parts, especially the northern part, of the country. The actions and inactions of this group have been covered, visually and verbally, by different media outlets. Extant studies on Boko Haram (BH) terrorism in Nigeria have gained attention from scholars from other non-lingu... Show More