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rigour

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It was marked by a formal rigor, exploring the physical properties of the medium.
We can declare a moratorium on overly simple contrasts between raw poetry - gooey and dripping with unironical selfhood and political sentiment (or sentimentalized politics), and cooked poetry - hardened to a crackly crunch on the twin burners of formal rigor and ironic distance.
Overall, the style coming out of Milan hearkened back to the 1950s when a formal rigor ruled.
Ben Carter and his group of exquisite dancers dove into formal rigor and came out with glinting gems that need a little visceral passion to balance and complicate the cerebral elegance and restraint of his work.
With the clear voice of "straight" photography, Perez has documented his family, friends, neighborhood and country, endowing each image with a patina of mystery and formal rigor.
I fully recognize that the integration of industrial relations and microeconomics is likely to involve for economics a loss of formal rigor and intellectual beauty.
While his supporters may use it in effusive descriptions of his building's formal expressiveness, in the hands of his critics, it has become a potent means of implying that his designs lack the formal rigor that one should expect from architecture--another way of saying that the wild shapes that have made him famous are arbitrary, unmotivated, even willful.
Pic comprises philosophical banter parsed with twin nods to experimentation and formal rigor, in which somewhat stiff literary pronouncements attempt to capture the fluidity of life itself.
By the standards of the OuLiPo (of which Jouet has been a member since 1983), the constraints in Fins are relatively supple, and quite deliberately so; Jouet confesses in his postface that formal rigor is not the first principle of his novelistic practice as a whole, making explicit allusion to Queneau's remark, "Ce qui ne veut pas dire que, pour ma part, j'aie fait ou que j'aie l'intention de faire tous roes romans de cette facon.
Flannery portrays Alexander as an exceptionally insightful reader of the Prior Analytics whose commitment to formal rigor complements Aristotle's more intuitive approach to syllogistic.
Although the Reina Sofia in Madrid held an anthological exhibition of Torres's work in 2001, this latest exhibition has made the true magnitude of his oeuvre apparent, demonstrating his art's ideological coherence and uncompromising formal rigor.
The dancers link arms and clench fists as they do in Nijinska's version, but these gestures are integrated into the sequences and patterns that define Clark's specific approach: The formal rigor and artifice of ballet technique is the foundation on which he bases his movements, yet his distinct vocabulary depends on abandoning dance's traditional emphasis on beauty, seamlessness, and illusion.

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