architecture, image, media, representation
This thesis is built from the materials of Gerhard Richter's "Atlas," a collection of 802 image plates (and couting) that the German visual artist has been assembling since the mid 1960s. Comprised of newspaper cuttings, sketches, drawings, photographs, and paintings, "Atlas" is both a companion to Richter's other work and a work in and of itself.
Atlas Reimagined applies the theories of Vilem Flusser, the late 20th-century philosopher and theorist of image and media, to Richter's work to devise alternative forms of architectural imaging. Richter's "Atlas" when examined in terms of Flusser's distinction between technical and traditional images becomes a source for new modes of representation and production, and offers new methods of seeing and observing.
Capalbo, Blake, "Atlas Reimagined | Richter, Flusser, Architecture" (2016). Architecture Senior Theses. 356.
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