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    DescriptionDrawing on an incomparable collection of architectural drawings and prints, photographs, books, and periodicals, Architecture and Its Image explores the idea of serial imagery in architectural representation through works dating from the Renaissance to today.Although drawings and photographs of architecture are often viewed as single images, they are generally produced in series. The most basic of these is the set of drawings that shows a building in plan, elevation, and section. But as Architecture and Its Image reveals, the concept can be extended to other types of architectural representations: theater sets, travel accounts, photographic surveys, pattern books, even the alternative designs submitted for competition. All relate in different ways to their subjects; viewed in series, all reveal underlying principles of organization that can convey new understanding of architectural imagery.Under the headings Architecture in Three Dimensions, Architecture in Place and Time, and Architecture in Process, essays by six scholars use the concept of serial imagery to explore the complex relationship between various types of architectural representations and their subject matter: projective drawings (Robin Evans), 19th-century urban survey photography (Eve Blau), the travel narratives of English architectural "explorers" from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century (Edward Kaufman), festival and theater architecture (William Alexander McClung), architectural publications, competitions, and exhibitions (Helene Lipstadt), and computer graphics (Robert Bruegmann). An accompanying catalog describes 350 examples, drawn from the CCA collections, of work by architects and architectural delineators, photographers, and cartographers. The book is illustrated by over 400 superbly reproduced duotone illustrations and 16 pages of color.Eve Blau is Curator of Exhibitions and Publications at the CCA. Edward Kaufman is Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at Columbia University.Architecture and Its Image is a publication of the Centre Canadien d'Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal Distributed by The MIT Press.


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    Title
    Architecture and Its Image
    Subtitle
    Four Centuries of Architectural Representation
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Eve Blau, Edited by Edward Kaufman, Foreword by Phyllis Lambert
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 369
    Width: 254 mm
    Height: 307 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 2,608 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780262022897
    ISBN 10: 0262022893
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: DES007000
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000
    B&T Approval Code: A02204200
    DC22: 760/.0444/0740114281
    LC classification: NA2445.C2 M663 1989
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 760.0444074
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 720
    LC classification: NA2445.C2M
    BISAC region code: 4.0.2.0.11.0.0
    Thema V1.0: AM, AKC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    309
    Publisher
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    10 January 1990
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Eve Blau is Lecturer in Architecture at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. Phyllis Lambert is founder and director of the Canadian Centre for Architecture.