From Models to Drawings
Imagination and Representation in Architecture
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From Models to Drawings by Marco Frascari
Book DescriptionThis 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 'models' 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 - 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415431132
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Addresses the vital role of the imagination in the critical interpretation of architectural representations. This book challenges the contemporary tendency for computer-aided drawings to become mere 'models' for imitation in the construction of buildings. It opens up debates in architecture to important developments in other fields.
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Author Biography - Marco Frascari
Marco Frascari is Director of the School of Architecture, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Jonathan Hale is Associate Professor in Architecture and Course Director for the interdisciplinary MA in Architecture and Critical Theory at the University of Nottingham, UK. Bradley Starkey is a Lecturer in the School of the Built Environment at the University of Nottingham, UK.
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