images, features, Bernd and Hilla Becher, typology
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.
Lee, Paul J., "Wrong Features: Re-Framing the Everyday Through What it's Not and What it's Near" (2017). Architecture Senior Theses. 421.
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