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- DescriptionContemporary technical architectural drawings, in establishing a direct relationship between the drawing and its object, tend to privilege the visible physical world at the expense of the invisible intangible ideas and concepts, including that of the designer's imagination. As a result, drawing may become a utilitarian tool for documentation, devoid of any meaningful value in terms of a kind of kwledge that could potentially link the visible and invisible. This book argues that design drawings should be recognized as intermediaries, mediating between the world of ideas and the world of things, spanning the intangible and tangible. The tion of the 'Imaginal' as an intermediary between the invisible and visible is discussed, showing how architectural drawings lend themselves to this tion by performing as creative agents contributing t only to the physical world but also penetrating the realm of concepts. The book argues that this 'in-between' quality to architectural drawing is essential and that it is critical to perceive drawings as subtle bodies that hold physical attributes (for example, form, proportion, color), highly evocative, yet with matter. Focusing on Islamic geometric architectural drawings, both historical and contemporary, it draws on key philosophical and conceptual tions of imagination from the Islamic tradition as these relate to the creative act. In doing so, this book t only makes important insights into the design process and act of architectural representation, but more broadly it adds to debates on philosophies of the imagination, linking both Western and Islamic traditions.
- Author BiographyHooman Koliji, University of Maryland, USA.
- Author(s)Hooman Koliji
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication11/08/2015
- Series TitleAshgate Studies in Architecture
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content NoteIncludes 76 colour and 32 b&w illustrations
- Weight756 g
- Width174 mm
- Height246 mm
- Series Edited byDr. Eamonn Canniffe
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