Lauren Jacobi

... Home Drawings Publications Events About Contributors Artists & Makers Mailing List Search Drawing Matterold topicsArchitecture and Geology 18 Feb 2017 Lauren JacobiLoggia Mercato Nuovo, Florence Giovanni Battista del Tasso, Loggia of Mercato Nuovo, 1546–51, Florence. Photo: Lauren Jacobi A few blocks north of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence one finds ...

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Fontaine

... 185 × 144 mm. A fresh alternative to the intellectual and formal mannerisms associated with architectural drawings in the West since the age of Leon Battista Alberti, Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine’s drawing explores a simple, direct way of communicating a spatial proposition. To access his vision we don’t need to be familiar ...

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Stephanie Macdonald

... the Palazzina and the old fishermen’s houses, which can be seen here lining the sloping site around the bay. When I made this drawing 80-year-old Giovanni – bright eyed, leathery skinned, wiry and fit – was still living in one. He was always to be found sitting beneath the fig ...

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François Soufflot le Romain

... when architects and painters are increasingly using the same representational techniques. They tour together, use the same tools and study the same objects. Painters like Giovanni Paolo Panini in Italy or Hubert Robert in France are selling huge canvases figuring fantasies of antique ruins. The only features that distinguish this ...

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Parataxis

... far end of the room, portfolio drawings taken by Mies to an interview for a professorship; drawings for the façade of the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano by Luigi Vanvitelli; three sheets of model dwellings in Bruton with a particularly clear depiction of their sanitary provisions; a small and ...

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An Informal Enquiry

... 1475 – 1500. Parchment. © Sir John Soane's Museum.. Another early example comes with the invention of paper in the fourteenth century, followed by Leon Battista Alberti’s, De re aedificatoria (1490), which proposes that the architectural drawing differs from that of painting and sculpture insofar as it is measured; and ...

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The Politics of the Image

... architecture’s emergence as a form of knowledge separated from the practice of building is conventionally placed at the dawn of the Italian Renaissance, when Leon Battista Alberti put forward a new figure of the architect-intellectual. The drawing was a fundamental instrument of this figure for two reasons: first, as a ...

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