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Foundations of Design : REPRESENTATION, SEM1, 2017 M2 JOURNAL - FLATNESS vs PROJECTION Nicholas Harries

994527 Talia Stoch - Studio 9

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WEEK 3 READING: KRAUSS LEGER, LECORBUSIER, AND PURISM

Question 1: What is Pictorial Space according to Le Corbusier? (Maximum 100 words) For Le Corbusier, pictorial space is more than a description, it is an technical entity that allows understanding. Le Corbusier attributes pictoral space as a means of understanding the frontal nature of the world and its structures, which is prevelant in his architecture. Le Corbusier’s pictoral space began in paintings, in the three peice process of a crisp figure that is surrounded by shapes highlighted with textures to produce pictoral space. It was then transposed into the architecture in a similar method, however with form a factor. Le Corbusier still used the notion of viewing shapes from a distance, much like in a painting, to infer to viewers a notion of pictorial space.

Question 2: The Flatness of Le Corbusier’s painting’s are attributable to two properties. What are they? And what are these pitted against?(Maximum 100 words) Le Corbusier’s flatness is thanks to the use of a solitary fore-figure that is painted crisply and “os registered as pure extension, as flat” which “never breaks ranks with the pictures frontality”. When this embedded figure is surounded by shapes which seem to mesh around it, without distinctly overlapping, gives off a distinct flatness. These two properties are put up against texture and colour which draw out the shapes and allow them to be distinguished. However, Le Crobusier uses these properties on the figure and ground of the painting in a way that still allows the original flatness to be prevalent.

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MARIO’S WORLD: 09-11

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1ST MARIO’S WORLD

First Mario world projection. Graphite sketch.

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COMBINED MARIO’S WORLD

Full Mario world drawing. Combination of both projections. Done in fineliner (0,1pt and 0.4pt).

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WEEK 4 READING: ARCHITECTURE, TECHNIQUE AND REPRESENTATION

Question 1: Explain the difference between Pictoral (in this case perspectival) space and Projection? (Maximum 100 words) In the purest sense, the difference between perspectival drawing and projection is that, perspectival drawing features one or more vanishing points, whereas projectional drawings do not feature vanishing points, or it can be said, their vanishing points are at infinity. Perspective drawings allow the eye to see the depiction in a more similar way to how the eye works in nature. It can be hard to determine measurments from perspective drawings however and it is its major downfall. While to the eye projectional drawings such as axonometric dont look as natural as perspective drawings, they allow the translation of measurements in an easy to understand fashion.

Question 2: Where did Axonometric projection first arise, and why? (Maximum 100 words) Axonometric projection can be traced back to to the 18th century where it was used in technical sense to define three-dimensional trajectories of military projectiles. At a similar time axonometric drawings featured in engineering schools and was linked with industrialisation and mechanisation, processes which require highly detailed and accurate measurements and depiction. Axonometric process was ideal for these highly technical requirements as it served as a translator from numbers on a page, into an identifiable and easily understood picture.

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ILLUSTRATED MARIO’S NEW WORLD

Rendered Mario world, produced in Adobe Illustrator

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APPENDIX

Planning where the various elements of the projections will go and how they will be arranged in the space. Done with a very rough sketch.

Setting up the paper at a 45 degree angle with T-Square and set square to ensure the projections are accurate.

Overlaying tracing paper on top of both projections and producing a combination of both with fineliner. 9

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