Whatever happened to normative drawing?

Maycroft, Neil (2007) Whatever happened to normative drawing? In: The Role of the Humanities in Design Creativity, 15-16 Nov 2007, Lincoln, UK.

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Whatever happened to normative drawing?
This paper was originally published as ‘Whatever happened to normative drawing?’, at the conference The Role of the Humanities in Design Creativity, Session on ‘The Humanities in Architectural Practice’, University of Lincoln, November 2007.
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Abstract

One hallmark of humanities inquiry is its motivation by normative concerns: a critical view of how things are and a corresponding vision of how things could be. Architects used to adeptly deploy the rhetorical approaches of humanities inquiry in the promotion of architectural visions. Today architecture seems to be dominated by technical and instrumental concerns and where a vision is articulated it is usually of transformed individual living rather than of a different society. Imaginative text and image based signifying strategies have largely given way to the ubiquity of computer generated plans, elevations, walk-throughs and unconvincing images of contrived and unlikely sociality.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:One hallmark of humanities inquiry is its motivation by normative concerns: a critical view of how things are and a corresponding vision of how things could be. Architects used to adeptly deploy the rhetorical approaches of humanities inquiry in the promotion of architectural visions. Today architecture seems to be dominated by technical and instrumental concerns and where a vision is articulated it is usually of transformed individual living rather than of a different society. Imaginative text and image based signifying strategies have largely given way to the ubiquity of computer generated plans, elevations, walk-throughs and unconvincing images of contrived and unlikely sociality.
Keywords:Architecture, Drawing, Normative, Critique, Signifying practices, maycroft498
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K110 Architectural Design Theory
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Art & Design
ID Code:2061
Deposited By: Neil Maycroft
Deposited On:18 Nov 2009 12:07
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:33

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