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Abstract Space

Beneath the Media Surface

By Therese Tierney

Taylor & Francis – 2007 – 208 pages

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  • Add to CartPaperback: $73.95
    978-0-415-41509-5
    March 5th 2007
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    978-0-415-41510-1
    March 15th 2007

Description

This visually stunning, conceptually rich and imaginative book investigates the cultural connection between new media and architectural imaging. Through a range of material, from theoretical texts to experimental design projects, Tierney explores notions of what the architectural image means today.

Within the book's visually imaginative design framework, Abstract Space engages discourses from architecture, visual and cultural studies to computer science and communications technology to present an in-depth multi-media case study. Tracing a provisional history of the topic, the book also lends a provocative and multivalent understanding to the complex relations affecting the architectural image today.

Contents

Introduction 1. Architecture and Abstraction: Topologies of New Media 2. Architectural Modes of Seeing: Visual Theory and Cognition 3. Formulating Abstraction: Conceptual Art and the Architectural Object 4. Mapping Absence: Architectural Contingencies 5. Generative Systems: Evolving Computational Strategies 6. Formal Matters: The Virtual as a Generative Concept 7. The Status of the Architectural Image

Name: Abstract Space: Beneath the Media Surface (Paperback)Taylor & Francis 
Description: By Therese Tierney. This visually stunning, conceptually rich and imaginative book investigates the cultural connection between new media and architectural imaging. Through a range of material, from theoretical texts to experimental design projects, Tierney explores notions...
Categories: Digital Architecture, Architectural Design, Drawing and Presentation, Theory of Architecture, New Media, Visual Culture, Architecture