ARC 642 Architectural Theory and Design Research

Documenting the research, thoughts, and potential conclusion on the role of architectural imagery through past, present, and futures.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Week 3 - Sewell Wright's Genetic Landscape

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  1. “Nonart images are even less stable [than art images], because they depend less on resemblance and more on specialized interpative skills that are easily lost over time.” (Elkins 1999)

    Despite these issues, or maybe because of them, certain scientific images have remarkable generative potential. The strength of these images, such as Sewell Wrights genetic landscape diagrams (above) and Paul Elrich’s antibody diagrams, is their ability to provide space for the viewer to make utilize their individual interprative framework to make connections.In this way they are able to spark new lines of research and thinking.