From 2 November 2020, the autumn semester 2020 will take place online. Exceptions: Courses that can only be carried out with on-site presence. Please note the information provided by the lecturers via e-mail.
Methods in the History of Art and Architecture: Diagrams, Drawings, and Beyond. Architectural Medias and Medias in Architecture
Knowledge in the methods of the history of art and architecture
Architects do not build. They sketch, draw, photograph, program scripts or construct models to communicate their intentions. Each of the information and communication media used has its own history and properties. Together, they constitute a major component of the body of knowledge with which historians and theoreticians deal. Architectural media thereby constitute not so much an allegedly “objective” means of reproducing reality as representation techniques with their own inherent logic and rules. Media in architecture thus attest to specific discursive practices and specific conventions. As subordinate design tools or independent forms of representation they not only convey certain content matter; rather, in a much broader sense, they are themselves an expression of certain forms of knowledge.