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Title :

Architectural representation and the perspective hinge

Authors :
PEREZ-GOMEZ, Alberto ; PELLETIER, Louise ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Writing from inside the discipline of architecture, the authors focus on the implications of the tool of perspective (and the hegemony of vision) for architectural representation. Their primary thesis is that tools of representation have a direct influence on the conceptual development of projects and generation of forms, and that there are alternatives to the reductive working methods of most contemporary practice. The book examines textual evidence across a broad historical period, concentrating on the relationship between drawing and architectural space from the 7th to the 20th c. Not a general history of perspective, the book discusses such issues as optical correction and the nature of architectural drawing in selected treatises, revealing the complexity and potential contradiction inherent in any linear history of representation. The authors's ultimate aim is to probe the possibilities of the constructed world - that is, architecture - as a poetic translation, rather than prosaic transcription, of its representations. ;
Pagination/Size :
505 ; 505 p.; ill.; diagrams ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Dessin ; Dessin d'architecture ; Espace ; Perspective ; Représentation ; Théorie de l'architecture ; Traité ; 1900-2000 ; 600-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Architectural drawing ; Architectural theory ; Architecture ; Drawing ; Perspective ; Representation ; Space ; Treatises ; 1900-2000 ; 600-2000 ;
Document type :
Ouvrage ;
INIST identifier :
24992208 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0262161699 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Cambridge, MA; London; MIT Press
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ; UNITED KINGDOM ;