By Robert Van Gulik
Homicide in Canton happens within the 12 months 680, as pass judgement on Dee, lately promoted to lord leader justice, is distributed incognito to Canton to enquire the disappearance of a court docket censor. With assistance from his relied on lieutenants Chiao Tai and Tao Gan, and that of a smart blind woman who collects crickets, Dee solves a posh puzzle of political intrigue and homicide throughout the 3 separate subplots "the vanished censor," "the Smaragdine dancer," and "the Golden Bell."
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Trial and error, intuition, or deliberate application of a system is set into motion. At this point an idea starts to take form, whether in a sketch or in final materials. The artist Eva Hesse got right to the point with her observation on materials: Two points of view— a. Materials are lifeless til given shape by creator. b. * Eva Hesse is known for embracing apparent contradictions in her work. The studio view (A) presents a number of her sculptural works that embody both of the preceding points of view.
However, these light elements are not placed aimlessly around the composition but, by proximity, are arranged carefully to unite visually. Four of the figures form the apex of an equilateral triangle at the center of the painting. This triangle provides a stable unifying effect. El Lissitzky’s Here are Two Squares (D) is a nonobjective “construction” from a series of related designs. They tell the story of a radical approach to visual communication from early in the twentieth century. In this example (one of six in the series) the black square, tilted red square, and text below the frame are tied together by proximity.
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