Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge

by Alberto Perez Gomez

  • ISBN: 9780262161695
  • ISBN10: 0262161699

Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge

by Alberto Perez Gomez

  • List Price: $100.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/1997
  • ISBN: 9780262161695
  • ISBN10: 0262161699
used Add to Cart $135.00
Marketplace Item
Description: Writing from inside the discipline of architecture, rather than from the more common extrapolations from the history of painting and philosophy. Alberto Perez-Gomez and Louise Pelletier focus on the implications of the tool of perspective (and the hegemony of vision) for architectural representation. Their primary thesis is that tools of representation have a direct influence on the conceptual development of projects and generation of forms, and that there are alternatives to the reductive working methods of most contemporary practice.

The book examines textual evidence across a broad historical period, concentrating on the relationship between drawing and architectural space in the period from the seventh century to the twentieth century. The book discusses such issues as optical correction and the nature of architectural drawing in selected treatises, revealing the complexity and potential contradiction inherent in any linear history of representation. The authors' ultimate aim is to probe the possibilities of the constructed world -- that is, architecture -- as a poetic translation, rather than prosaic transcription, of its representations.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Moe's Books
Location: Berkeley, CA
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Like new aside from small inscription on inside front cover.
Price:
$135.00
Comments:
Like new aside from small inscription on inside front cover.
Seller: Midway Book Store
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
23.5 x 18.5 cm. Octavo. 505pp. Teal cloth in dust jacket. Extensively illustrated.
Price:
$180.00
Comments:
23.5 x 18.5 cm. Octavo. 505pp. Teal cloth in dust jacket. Extensively illustrated.
Seller: Midway Book Store
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Quarto. 505pp A near fine copy in a very good plus dust jacket.
Price:
$185.62
Comments:
Quarto. 505pp A near fine copy in a very good plus dust jacket.
Seller: Bonita
Location: Newport Coast, CA
Condition: Good
Price:
$252.71
Comments:
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).