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064-0004-19L  Doctoral Seminar: Methods in History and Theory of Architecture

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersL. Stalder, M. Delbeke, I. Heinze-Greenberg, P. Ursprung
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractMethods in the History of Art and Architecture: Diagrams, Drawings, and Beyond. Architectural Medias and Medias in Architecture
ObjectiveKnowledge in the methods of the history of art and architecture
ContentArchitects 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.