Perspective, Projections and Design: Technologies of Architectural Representation by Mario CarpoPerspective, Projections and Design: Technologies of Architectural Representation by Mario Carpo

Perspective, Projections and Design: Technologies of Architectural Representation

EditorMario Carpo, Frédérique Lemerle

Paperback | November 19, 2007

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The essays selected for this book, presented in chronological order, discuss various aspects of image-making technologies, geometrical knowledge and tools for architectural design, focusing in particular on two historical periods marked by comparable patterns of technological and cultural change. The first is the Renaissance; characterized by the rediscovery of linear perspectives and the simultaneous rise of new formats for architectural drawing and design on paper; the second, the contemporary rise of digital technologies and the simultaneous rise of virtual reality and computer-based design and manufacturing.

Many of the contributing authors explore the parallel between the invention of the perspectival paradigm in early-modern Europe and the recent development of digitized virtual reality. This issue in turn bears on the specific purposes of architectural design, where various representational tools and devices are used to visualize bi-dimensional aspects of objects that must be measured and eventually built in three-dimensional space.

Mario Carpois Associate Professor at the School of Architecture of Paris-La-Villette.Fr¿rique Lemerle-Pauwelsis Director of Research at the Centre d¿¿udes Sup¿eures de la Renaissance and University Francois-Rabelais in Tours, France.
Title:Perspective, Projections and Design: Technologies of Architectural RepresentationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.5 inPublished:November 19, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415402069

ISBN - 13:9780415402064

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionMario Carpo and Fr¿rique Lemerle  2. The Theory and Practice of Perspective in Vitruvius¿ De Architectura Pierre Gros  3. Geometries of the ¿Ph¿asma¿Bernard Cache  4. Computer Vision and Painters' Visions in Italian and Netherlandish Art of the Fifteenth CenturyMartin Kemp with Antonio Criminisi  5.Alberti's Media LabMario Carpo  6.Constructing Perspective in Sixteenth Century Nuremberg Jeanne Peiffer  7. Sebastiano Serlio Prospettico: Stages in his artistic itinerary during the 1520sSabine Frommel  8.Sebastiano Serlio: Placing perspective at the service of architects Pietro Roccasecca  9.Sophisticated Geometry, Baroque Composition Philippe Poti¿EM>  10. 'The Eye of the Sun': Galileo and Pietro Accolti on Orthographic ProjectionFilippo Camerota  11.Fortification and Military Perspective in Seventeenth Century FranceEmilie d'Orgeix 12.Pictorial versus Intellectual Representation: Teaching perspective to architectural students as the ¿ole des Beaux-Art in Paris (1824-1900)Alice Thomine 13.From Rationality to Utopia: Auguste Choisy and axonometric projectionThierry Mandoul  14.Project and Projections: Some advantages of the principle of opacityDaniel Est¿z and G¿rd Tin¿EM>  15.Architectural Embodiment: Prosthetics and parasitesGeorges Teyssot