T 1:00-3:30pm, 210 Anderson Hall
Small, focused, intermediate-level course in discussion, workshop and/or design-based format on topics related to current research in architecture.
This seminar investigates how we understand and perceive the physical environment through architectural representation. Students study the ways pictorial techniques mediate real and imaginary realms by learning the mechanics of perspective (antique and Renaissance), parallel projection, axonometry, computer rendering projection, and raster imaging. By studying the conditions surrounding each representational modes’ founding, the course mines underlying ethos driving their particular ways of picturing. 
Through drawing and reading, students take a critical approach to unpacking the embedded ideologies within pictorial techniques, and hence the means and methods of architectural production. Discussions reference selected readings by Erwin Panofsky, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Alberto Pérez-Gómez, Michel Foucault, Lorraine Daston, Peter Galison, and Martin Jay. From these theoretical underpinnings, students explore how notions of time, space, and subjectivity have changed with the shift from projective to non-projective representation.
Open to architecture students only, juniors and above. Space is limited and registration does not guarantee a space in this course. The final course roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
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