T 1:00–3:30pm, Anderson Hall, room 210
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’ foundings, 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. Offered to architecture majors only, juniors and above. Space is limited and registration does not guarantee a space in this course.


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