**THEORIA** | the vocabulary of the visual construct

Theoria is Thinking … to describe knowledge in the form of words.

### 3d modelling

3d modelling
3D modeling (or three-dimensional modeling) is the process of developing a mathematical representation of any surface of an object in three dimensions via...

### aerial perspective

aerial perspective
or atmospheric perspective is a technique for rendering depth or distance by muting the hue, tone, and distinctness of objects perceived as receding...

### aerography

aerography
is a surrealist method in which a stencil used in spraypainting is replaced by a three-dimensional object...

### Amman tiling

Amman tiling
is an aperiodic set of two tiles and a foursome of ‘golden rhombohedra’, which form aperiodic tilings in three dimensions. The best-known Ammann...

### analytical drawing

analytical drawing
relates to the drawing of lines to represent the three-dimensional structure and geometry of a form, proceeding generally from the whole to the...

### analytique

analytique
is an elevation drawing of a façade, surrounded by a decorative arrangement of drawings of important details and sometimes a plan or section of...

### anamorphosis

anamorphosis
is a distorted image that appears in natural form only when viewed at a special angle or reflected from a curved mirror...

### Archimedean spiral

Archimedean spiral
The Archimedean spiral, or arithmetic spiral, is a spiral named after the 3rd century BC Greek mathematician Archimedes. It is the locus of...

### automatic drawing

automatic drawing
was developed by the surrealists, as a means of expressing the subconscious. In automatic drawing, the hand is allowed to move ‘randomly’ across...

### axonometric

axonometric
a paraline drawing of an axonometric projection, having all lines parallel to the three principal axes drawn to scale but diagonal and curved lines...

### behaviours

behaviours
The way in which something acts and or reacts in response to a particular situation or stimulus...

### Cabinet drawing

cabinet drawing
is a paraline drawing of an oblique projection, having all lines parallel to the picture plane drawn to exact scale, and the receding...

### calligramme

calligramme
is a text or poem of a type developed by Guillaume Apollinaire in which the words or letters make up a shape, particularly a...

### Cavalier drawing

cavalier drawing
is a paraline drawing of an oblique projection, having the receding lines perpendicular to the picture plane drawn to the same scale as...

### combinations

combinations
a way of selecting items from a collection, such that the order of selection does not matter...

### communicate

communicate
to convey information; to present or express an idea through any representational language, spoken or graphic…

### compositions

compositions
the nature of something’s ingredients or constituents; the way in which a whole or mixture is made up...

### conception drawing

conception drawing
conception is a drawing of something that does not exist yet...

### conditions

conditions
the state of something with regard to its appearance, quality, or working order...

### connections

connections
a relationship in which things are linked or associated with something else…

### construction drawings

construction drawings
also called contract drawings or working drawings, are the portion of the contract documents showing accurate graphic or pictorial form the design, location,...

### contour drawing

contour drawing
is a technique of drawing lines to represent the contours of a subject, without shading or modelling of form...

### cross-contour drawing

cross-contour drawing
the technique of drawing lines to represent a series of cuts across the surface of a form rather than its edges...

### deconstructivism

deconstructivism
is a philosophical movement that started in the 1960s, particularly in the study of literature, questioning traditional assumptions about the ability of language to...

### deltoid curve

deltoid curve
a hypocycloid of three cusps. In other words, it is the roulette created by a point on the circumference of a circle as...

### descriptive geometry

descriptive geometry
the theory of making projections of three-dimensional objects on a plane surface in order to deduce their geometric properties and relationships...

### design drawing

design drawing
Any of the drawings made to aid in the visualisation, exploration, and evaluation of a concept in the design process...

### elevation drawing

elevation drawing
an elevation is an orthographic projection of an object or structure on a vertical picture plane parallel to one of its sides...

### exploded view

exploded view
an exploded view, or expanded view, is a drawing that shows the individual parts of a structure or construction separately but Indicates their...

### freehand drawing

freehand drawing
the art, process, or technique of drawing by hand without the aid of drafting tools or mechanical divides, in order to represent or...

### gesture drawing

gesture drawing
a technique of drawing a single or multiple lines freely and quickly as a subject is visualised and perceptions of volume, mass, movement,...

### golden section

golden section
golden rectangle or golden mean, is the division of a line so that the whole is to the greater part as that part...

### grading plan

grading plan
a plan showing the proposed finish contours and elevations of the ground surface of a construction site...

### hendecagon

hendecagon
undecagon, endecagon, or 11-gon is an eleven-sided polygon. A regular hendecagon has internal angles of 147.27 degrees...

### hexadecagon

hexadecagon
hexakaidecagon, or 16-gon is a sixteen-sided polygon. A regular hexadecagon is a hexadecagon in which all angles are equal and all sides are congruent...

### hybrid drawing

hybrid drawing
any drawing that mixes and superimposes a variety of ideas, techniques or media into a new, meaningful image...

### hypermedia

hypermedia
creation of physical spaces with continuity in digital space…

### irregular shape

irregular shape
a polygon that does not have all sides equal and all angles equal...

### juxtaposition

juxtaposition
to place close together two things being seen with contrasting effect…

### military perspective

military perspective
in a military projection, the horizontal sections are isometrically drawn so that the floor plans are not distorted and the verticals are drawn...

### One-point perspective

one-point perspective
is a linear perspective of a rectangular object or volume having a principal face parallel with the picture plane so that the vertical...

### operations

operations
the way that the parts of a system work together, or the process of making parts of a system work together...

### orthographic projection

orthographic projection
is a way of drawing an 3D object from different directions. Usually a front, side and plan view is drawn so that a...

### paraline obliques

paraline obliques
a paraline oblique is a paraline drawing of an oblique projection, having all lines and faces parallel to the picture plane drawn to...

### perceptions

perceptions
the conversion of something from one form or medium into another...

### perspective drawing

perspective drawing
any various techniques for representing three-dimensional objects and spatial relationships on a two-dimensional surface as they might appear to the eye...

### possibilities

possibilities
something that you can choose to do in a particular situation...

### proportion

proportion
a comparative relationship between parts; the relative dimensions of an object…