At first, Bruster's epigraph seems, if not outside the warp and woof
, at least un-eventual, while his critique of Greenblatt and the New Historicism--for concerted failure to make good on a fundamentally intertextual project (31)--seems at best belated.
They take their character from the warp and woof
of membership in a family, a community, a school, a common life.
Clotheshorse can wear anything, bolts of cloth draping off my every limb, purples, rabid reds, funereal blacks, running my hands through reams of charmeuse on racks, woven scarves, the grain of warp and woof
. Clothes my trademark, all strange, one day black-widowed, next a trail of rhinestones on my boots, carnival taste, tacky, gaudy.
Regulation D comprises five rules which are the warp and woof
of the regulatory fabric of private offerings: Rule 501 sets forth definitions of terms used in the Regulation, most notably that of accredited investor, which for our purposes means individuals with a $1 million net worth (home and car included), or with consistent minimum annual income of $200,000.
"We must not compound this gigantic moral and ethical lapse by weaving this slaughter into the warp and woof
of modern medical management."
* The fabric of Christianity has been roughly woven, warp and woof
, from the get-go.
The exhibition's primary formal device was a series of variations on the grid with its echo of the warp and woof
of weaving and its concomitant association with the feminine and the premodern.
The warp and woof
, the tapestry that signifies the life of this small community contains signs of contemporary life--the occasional car and TV set--as well as threads and patterns that have endured over the centuries.
Concerns for the environment, workers, local communities, and the rest could become warp and woof
of the charter--the basic contract with the community--so that CEOs would not be dragged constantly down to the lowest common denominator.
Flattening and deranging a plot that most of us find utterly predictable, even reassuring (chaos erupts and people in uniforms show up to restore order), Refraction exposes something more disturbing than chaos running through the warp and woof
of the social fabric--that is, order itself, ossified, emptied of meaning, and transformed into a series of ritual gestures.