physical presence calls attention to the poem's monumentality
Reflecting on literary tradition, Lucretius binds Troy to poetry and monumentality
. Moreover, the passage's poetics and structural frame undermine the ancient trope, presented on the surface, that poems are "eternal monuments of fame." The surrounding text is dedicated to proving that all things, even seemingly everlasting substances such as stone, water, and sky, are mortal and subject to increase and diminishment.
I argue for a different sort of (still spatial) symptom in Howards End--it is the house itself that cannot be represented or understood in the terms of monumentality
that Forster lays out for it.
Its frightening design expresses nothing but the harshness of the aggression that the neoclassical monumentality
of the Town Hall must be protected from.
Similarly, the treatment of the figures has a monumentality
and an audacity of composition that is more expected in historia, or in the carefully placed figure studies found in the paintings by such artists as Raphael.
What is musical monumentality
? It is something that is often referred to in musicology, when researching musical compositions and/or performances that verge on the huge, awe-inspiring, or overwhelming.
With a strong central axis, both plan and cross section are symmetrical, contributing to a rather conventional interpretation of monumentality
. However, in relation to operational requirements, this simple layout works well.
The day I saw the statue of Stan Cullis unveiled at the Molyneux I knew that monumentality
was beginning to arrive.
Wade--and it is awkward, and rather childish, entirely lacking in gravity or monumentality
. The Ebbsfleet colossus promises to be of the same character, if rather bigger--a mere portrait of a stallion, anatomically accurate but devoid of drama, true monumentality
and stylisation--that is, of art.
The Missa Salisburgensis is among the most exceptional works of world sacred music not just for the monumentality
of its conception but for its supreme use of multiple ensembles: it is composed for fifty-three parts divided into seven separate ensembles, live of them with vocal and instrumental parts and two trumpet ensembles.
By making the floor the principal focus of her project, Salcedo dramatically shifts our perception of the Turbine Hall's architecture, subtly subverting its claims to monumentality
And whereas Morris had a penchant for monumentality
(his Chaucer seems to cry out for a sturdy lectern), the Pissarros' books were printed on thinner, smoother paper and usually were issued in much smaller formats.