Authors/Contributors

Paul J. Lee

Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

images, features, Bernd and Hilla Becher, typology

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

In the world’s ubiquity of images and growth of visual culture, it is appropriate to reconsider images as a source for producing architecture. Search engines and image-based social media illustrate Jacque Ranciere’s alterity of images - that images are autonomous from and other than the objects they represent - to a degree like never before. Given this vast field of images that make up our perception of reality, this thesis exposes and embraces the inherent distinctions between images and their represented objects to arrive at an architectural sensibility of distinction and otherness. By re-drawing, re-imaging, and re-presenting Bernd & Hilla Bechers’ “Typologies” series, this thesis produces a matrix of images and artifacts that re-frame the everyday by what it’s not, the removal of essential similarities, and what it’s near, the privileging of subtle distinctive features.

Additional Information

This thesis was nominated for the 2017 Thesis Prize Jury.

Thesis Advisors: Jonathan Louie with Theodore Brown and Daniele Profeta

Source

local input

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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