1st Edition

Abstract Space
Beneath the Media Surface

ISBN 9780415415095
Published April 24, 2007 by Taylor & Francis
198 Pages

USD $69.95

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Book Description

This visually stunning, conceptually rich and imaginative book investigates the cultural connection between new media and architectural imaging. Through a range of material, from theoretical texts to experimental design projects, Tierney explores notions of what the architectural image means today.

Within the book's visually imaginative design framework, Abstract Space engages discourses from architecture, visual and cultural studies to computer science and communications technology to present an in-depth multi-media case study. Tracing a provisional history of the topic, the book also lends a provocative and multivalent understanding to the complex relations affecting the architectural image today.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Architecture and Abstraction: Topologies of New Media  2. Architectural Modes of Seeing: Visual Theory and Cognition  3. Formulating Abstraction: Conceptual Art and the Architectural Object  4. Mapping Absence: Architectural Contingencies  5. Generative Systems: Evolving Computational Strategies  6. Formal Matters: The Virtual as a Generative Concept  7. The Status of the Architectural Image 

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Therese Tierney is a doctoral scholar at the University of California Berkeley where she is a Malcolm Reynolds Fellow. She has worked as a practicing architect in San Francisco and has held teaching positions at the University of California Berkeley and California College of the Arts.