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.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Week 3 - Datson, Galison, and Wittgenstein

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  1. To take Wittgenstein's picture theory meaning of pictures as propositions, and Black's clarification that the proposition is made up of the picture's elements and their relationships, implies that a picture itself has no meaning until it is put to a specific use and applied to a specific context using our own basic knowledge. The first example being that it could be interpreted as a man walking up a hill, sliding down it backwards, or standing in a hunched position. Similarly with the image of Pisa. Is the Tower of Pisa falling down, coming up, or standing static at an angle?