Cinemetrics: Architectural Drawing Today by Brian McGrath, Jean Gardner (Paperback, 2007)
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- DescriptionThis is the first textbook for architectural drawing with the computer that is based on understanding how digital drawing fundamentally differs from drawing with lead pencils on drafting boards. Cinemetrics: Architectural Drawing Today demonstrates a cinematically-inspired, cybernetically imaged, architectural drawing system for thinking about architecture as embedded in relationships within the world at large. It opens up the possibility of inventing new ways of building as framing flowing matter in order to live a philosophy of 'newness'. The authors, who have for fifteen years collaborated in teaching architectural students, link the architectural drawing text with research in the expanded field of architecture, which includes neurology, biology, ecology, physics, sustainability and philosophy. The book is written in an accessible and direct tone. Providing both an understanding of the visual perception behind drawing and practical exercises, it is set to become the key text book on the subject at both undergraduate and graduate level. It is highly illustrated with black and white diagrams and drawings.Praise for Cinemetrics Sulan Kolatan, Max Fisher Visiting Professor at University of Michigan and Partner in KOL/MAC LLC, and William Mac Donald, Professor and Chair of Graduate Architecture and Urban Design at School of Architecture, Pratt Institute, and Partner in KOL/MAC LLC: 'By progressively positioning their architectural research on digital drawing as contemporary cultural practice, Brian Mc Grath and Jean Gardner demonstrate t only a unique lateral intelligence but - to paraphrase George Lang's declaration that tradition is a conspiracy often used to keep the future from happening- - ensure that the future is happening. w. This daringly analytical book precisely and effectively delineates heretofore hidden systems of emergent relations between ideology, methodology, representation, and production.' Joan Ockman, Director of the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University: 'With this engaging, mind-expanding, and original guide to contemporary modalities of visualizing and representing architecture, the authors usher the t-yet-initiated into the digital design age.' Mark Robbins, Dean and Professor, Syracuse University School of Architecture 'Cinemetrics extends the parameters of representation by drawing on aspects of media, film and video. This book is an addition to the lineage of expanding the pictorial field - the Nude Descending a Staircase meeting the battleship Potempkin. The digital drawing methodology produces an explosive shattering of architectural space and reflects the understanding of multiple vantage points and the simultaneity of events in the manner of postmodern literature and filmmakers such as Godard. These drawings have the power to communicate as seductively as the moving image how architecture, space, inhabitation, perception and experience unfold over time. The book offers new ways to analyze space and more importantly new ways of generating it.' Professor Neil Spiller, Professor of Architecture and Digital Theory, Vice Dean, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London: 'In a world of change, fluctuating points of view, duration and virtuality, it is vital for designers to reassess the representation of their work in new and n-orthogonal ways, This book addresses this most fundamental of design questions and explains various representational protocols for the designer at the cusp of the twenty-first century. A must have book.' Susan S Szenasy, Editor in Chief, Metropolis Magazine: 'A new generation of architects and designers has turned form the drafting table to computer drafting and design, seemingly seamlessly and without much turmoil. But, in reality, a whole new way of thinking about architecture has developed--the computer is changing way designers see the
- Author BiographyBrian McGrath is an architect and co-founder of urban-interface, which explores relationships between urban design, ecology and multi-media. McGrath teaches at Columbia and Parsons in New York City and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Thailand in 1998/99 and is currently a co-investigator with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and is a New School Faculty Fellow with the India China Institute. Jean Gardner is Senior Faculty, Department of Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting, Parsons. Her course 'Issues and Practices in Architecture and Urbanism' received special recognition in the 2005 National AIA Ecological Literacy Initiative. Co-chair of the ACSA Task Force on Sustainable Design, she helped organise 'Sustainable Pedagogies and Practices', the 2003 ACSA/AIA Teachers' Seminar. With The Rockwell Group, she exhibited 'the Hall of Risk', 2002 Venice Biennale.
- Author(s)Brian McGrath,Jean Gardner
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication20/04/2007
- Place of PublicationChichester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight729 g
- Width217 mm
- Height278 mm
- Spine18 mm
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