From Models to Drawings: Imagination and Representation in Architecture

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-11-18
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This edited collection addresses the vital role of the imagination in the critical interpretation of architectural representations. By challenging the contemporary tendency for computer-aided drawings to become mere #xE2;#xAC;#xDC;models#xE2;#xAC;" for imitation in the construction of buildings, the articles explore the broader range of methods and meanings at stake in the creation and interpretation of architectural drawings, models, images and artefacts. These critical #xE2;#xAC;#x1C; and often practice-led - investigations are placed alongside a range of historical studies considering the development of representational techniques such as perspective, orthography and diagramming. By also addressing the use of visual representation in a number of related disciplines such as visual arts, film, performance and literature, the book opens up debates in architecture to important developments in other fields. This book is key reading for all students of architecture and architectural theory.

Table of Contents

Historical Perspective?
Questions of Representation: The Poetic Origin of Architecture
On Paper: The Materiality of Architectural Drawings
Imagination and Architectural Representation
Drawing Adam's Navel: The Problem of Disegno as Creative Tension Between the Visible and Knowledgeable
Drawn to Scale: The Imaginative Inhabitation of Architectural Drawings
The Cultural Context of Design and the Corporeal Dynamism of Drawing as the Foundations for the Imagination of Construction
Architecture's Twinned Body: Building and Drawing
Translucent and Fluid: Piranesi's Impossible Plan
Contemplating the Unfinished
Le Corbusier's Spirals
Emergent Realitie?
Forms in the Dark: Nature, Waste and Digital Imitation
Concealment, Delay, and Topology in the Creation of Wondrous Drawing
A Digital Renaissance: Reconnecting Architectural Representation and Cinematic Visual Effects
Drawing Air: The Visual Culture of Bio-political Imaging
'Higher' Being and 'Higher' Drawing: Claude Bragdon's 'Fourth Dimension' and the Use of Computer Technology in Design
Critical Dimension?
Seeing Time/Writing Place
Marks in Space: thinking about drawing
Drawing Lines of Confrontation
Weather Architecture, Weather Drawing
Drawing on Light
Post Secular Architecture: Material, Intellectual, Spiritual Models
Specifying Materials: Language, Matter and the Conspiracy of Mutenes
Architecture as Image-Space-Text
Acts of Imagination and Reflection in Architectural Design
In the Corner of Perception Spatial Experience in Distraction
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