ISBN-10:
0262661136
ISBN-13:
9780262661133
Pub. Date:
08/25/2000
Publisher:
MIT Press
Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge

Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge

by Alberto Pérez-Gómez, Louise Pelletier

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ISBN-13: 9780262661133
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 08/25/2000
Series: The MIT Press
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 526
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alberto Pérez Gómez directs the History and Theory of Architecture Program at McGill University, where he is Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of the History of Architecture. He is the author of Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science , Built upon Love: Architectural Longing after Ethics and Aesthetic s (both published by the MIT Press), and other books.

Table of Contents

Illustration List
xii
Acknowledgements xviii
Prelude 2(86)
Variation One
88(88)
Variation Two
176(104)
Variation Three
280(90)
Coda
370(26)
Notes 396(60)
Selected Bibliography 456(42)
Index of Names 498

What People are Saying About This

Juhani Pallasmaa

Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge impressively surveys the development of architectural representation from Renaissance perspective to the virtual reality of today's computerized architectural practice. The book reveals that architectural representation is not a mere neutral application of a technique; it is deeply fused with our understanding of the world as well as architecture and its essence and a man-made cosmos.

John Hejduk

Alberto Pérez-Gómez and Louise Pelletier's book, Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge, can be thought of and seen as oceanic in its fluidity, and its solid depth. The authors' thinking leads us into the dark opacity of light and through the opal luminosity of the mind's eye, producing an architectural joy! The book is built by the block of time…in time. The work extends the vanishing point to the otherside, that is, to the mystery of pure creation.

Karsten Harries

Alberto Pérez-Gómez's and Louise Pelletier's searching explorations of different practices of architectural representation and their implications let us understand both need and possibilities for an architecture that would once again restore a depth to buildings unknown to cyberspace and help human beings to return to themselves. No one who cares about the genesis of the world we live in will want to miss this always thought-provoking, immensely learned historical study; no one who cares about the future of architecture can afford to do so.

Steven Holl

This impressive and scholarly work adds a thirteenth month to the extant twelve of phenomena in architectural representation.

From the Publisher

"This is a book of extraordinary historical breadth that astutely explores cultural continuity and transformation within architectural representation." Parachute

The MIT Press

"The extreme depth of this impressive and scholarly work adds a thirteenthmonth to the existent twelve of phenomenon in architecturalrepresentation." Steven Holl , Architect

The MIT Press

Endorsement

This impressive and scholarly work adds a thirteenth month to the extant twelve of phenomena in architectural representation.—Steven Holl, Architect

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