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Bourdier, Jean-Paul

Works: 45 works in 102 publications in 2 languages and 2,235 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Experimental films  Drama  Film adaptations  Conference proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Editor
Classifications: NA1598, 728.0966
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Publications about Jean-Paul Bourdier
Publications by Jean-Paul Bourdier
Most widely held works about Jean-Paul Bourdier
Most widely held works by Jean-Paul Bourdier
Drawn from African dwellings by Jean-Paul Bourdier( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
This exquisitely illustrated study takes us into the traditionally built dwellings of African society. This "life-in-architecture" material culture reveals the socioeconomic and cosmological organization and the world views of these societies. Bourdier and Trinh connect structural patterns - setting, design, decoration, orientation - to factors such as kinship, gender, history, religion, poetry, and oral traditions. The authors focus on a variety of African peoples, including the Fulbe, Tokolor, Sereer, Joola, Soninke, Mandingo, Jaxanke, and Bassari. Through photographs, beautifully detailed drawings, and theoretical reflections, Bourdier and Trinh challenge the common perception that traditional dwellings are static artifacts
African spaces : designs for living in Upper Volta by Jean-Paul Bourdier( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Dwellings, settlements, and tradition : cross-cultural perspectives ( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Vernacular architecture of West Africa : a world in dwelling by Jean-Paul Bourdier( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Reassemblage from the firelight to the screen by T. Minh-Ha Trinh( visu )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
A documentation of the daily life of Senegalese women which makes an innovative departure from the conventions of ethnographic filmmaking in the use of editing and sound. It offers a critique of documentary 'objectivity' in its suggestion that such objectivity is more a matter of unacknowledged voyeurism than scientific fact-finding. The status of the sound and image is somewhere between fiction and documentary
Reassemblage ( visu )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
A complex visual study of the women of rural Senegal. Shows documentary filmmaking and the ethnographic representation of cultures
Naked spaces living is round ( visu )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
"Shot with stunning elegance and clarity, Naked spaces explores the rhythm and ritual of life in the rural environments of six West African countries (Mauritania, Mali, Burkino Faso, Togo, Benin and Senegal). The nonlinear structure of Naked spaces challenges the traditions of ethnographic filmmaking, while sensuous sights and sounds lead the viewer on a poetic journey to the most inaccessible parts of the African continent: the private interaction of people in their living spaces."--Distributor website
The fourth dimension ( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
"An incisive and insightful examination of Japan through its art, culture, and social rituals. ... With its lush imagery, Minh-ha's Japan is viewed through mobile frames, with doors and windows sliding shut, revealing new vistas as it blocks out the old light."
Shoot for the contents ( visu )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Ponders questions of power and change, politics and culture, as refracted by Tienanmen Square events and offers at the same time an inquiry into the creative process of filmmaking, intricately layering Chinese popular songs and classical music, the sayings of Mao and Confucius, women's voices and the words of artists, philosophers and the cultural workers
A tale of love a film ( visu )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Portraying the Vietnamese immigrant experience through Kieu, A tale of love follows the quest of a woman in love with "Love". The film is loosely inspired by The tale of Kieu, the Vietnamese national poem of love which Vietnamese people see as a mythical biography of their land
Habiter un monde : architectures de l'Afrique de l'Ouest by Jean-Paul Bourdier( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Présente les conceptions et pratiques de construction de différentes ethnies de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, au sud du Sahara (habitats soninké, kassena, moba ou dogon). Cette étude apprend à tenir compte des éléments constitutifs de base de l'architecture et de l'habiter, tels que lumière, espace, fonction, forme, proportion, orientation, organisations sociales et systèmes symboliques
Night passage ( visu )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
"Night Passage is a digital film on friendship and death. Made in homage to Miyazawa Kenji's classic novel 'The Milky Way Railroad, ' the story evolves around the spiritual journey of a young woman, in the company of her best friend and a little boy, into a world of in-between realities. Their venture into and out of the land of 'awakened dreams' occurs during a long ride on a night train. The filmmaker elegantly depicts each encounter in two-dimensional space with a unique artistic gesture and ingeniously frames the passage as a series of rhythmic image sequences as seen through the window of a train."
Leap into the blue by Jean-Paul Bourdier( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Symposium preliminaries : traditional dwellings & settlements in a comparative perspective : International Symposium - University of California, Berkeley, April 7-10, 1988 by International Symposium on Traditional Dwellings and Settlements in a Comparative Perspective( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The rural mosques of Futa Toro by Jean-Paul Bourdier( Article )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Dwellings of West Africa by Jean-Paul Boudier( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Ko architecture : a case study from Koena, Upper-Volta by Jean-Paul Bourdier( Article )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Pneumatics and dirigibles : toward a dynamic architecture by Jean-Paul Bourdier( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Triangles of light : Tokolor dwellings by Jean-Paul Bourdier( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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