From Models to Drawings by Marco Frascari, Jonathan Hale

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 ‘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 artifacts.

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.

About the Author:

Marco Frascari was an Italian architect and architectural theorist. He was born in Mantua, in northern Italy, in 1945. He studied with Carlo Scarpa and Arrigo Rudi at IUAV and received his Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught for several years at the University of Pennsylvania, then as Visiting Professor at Columbia and Harvard. He served as G. Truman Ward Professor of Architecture at Virginia Tech from 1998 to 2005. In 2005, he became director of the David Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Marco Frascari died in Ottawa on June 2, 2013.

Dr Jonathan Hale is an architect, Associate Professor and Reader in Architectural Theory at the University of Nottingham. He is Deputy Head of the Architecture + Urbanism Research Division and Course Director for the MA in Architecture and Critical Theory. He was born and brought up in South Wales, studied architecture at the University of Bath and the University of Pennsylvania and worked in practice in the early 1990’s for Edward Cullinan Architects in London. He has taught at schools of architecture in Canada and the USA and moved to Nottingham in 1996.

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Paperback | Approx. £35 UK | ISBN 10: 0415487986 | 312 pp. | Routledge | November 2008

 

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