The Visual Language of Technique: Volume 1 - History and Epistemology

The Visual Language of Technique: Volume 1 - History and Epistemology

by Luigi Cocchiarella (Editor)

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Thebook is inspired by the first seminar in a cycle connected to the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Politecnico di Milano. "Dealing with the Image Ivory Towers and Virtual Bridges" was the motto of this meeting, aiming to stimulate a discussion among engineers, designers and architects, all of whom are traditionally involved in the use of the Image as a specialized language supporting their work, their research activities and their educational tasks. The book will also include the essays of invited or interviewed authors from other disciplines, namely Philosophy, Mathematics and Semiotics. According to Regis Debray, in the present "Visual Age", which he has significantly defined as a "Video-Sphere", all the information tends to be processed and controlled by means of visual devices. This occurs especially in the various branches of many technical studies and activities, one of the most sensitive areas to the use of Visual Language in the past and even more in the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319358581
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2016
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Prof. Luigi Cocchiarella

Associate Professor, Department of Architettura e Studi Urbani (DASTU), School of Architettura e Società (Architecture and Society), since 1999 at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Member of the Department Board of the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Vice-President of the Bachelor in Architectural Science of the School of Architettura e Società Member of the Unione Italiana Disegno (UID).

Member of the Board of Regents of the International Society for Geometry and Graphics (ISGG).

Table of Contents

PartI Lectures.- 1 Rocco Rocchi: The Blind Intuition.- 2 Gunther Weiss: Geometry: Daughter of Art and Architecture, Mother of Mathematics.- 3 Andrea Bonarini: Image and Icons in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Milestones and Technical Tools.- 4 Hellmuth Stachel: Descriptive Geometry. Image Based Reasoning.- 5 Maria Grazia Sandri: Talking about Space. Searching the Image.- 6 Livio Sacchi: Architectural Heritage in Ethiopia. Two Imperial Compounds in Mekele and Addis Ababa. A Survey and Design Experience between History and Representation.- 7 Georg Glaeser: How to Precisely Measure Astronomic Periods of Time by Means of Stone Age Geometry.- Part II Poster Session: Archival Images between History and Future.

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