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Foundations of Design : REPRESENTATION, SEM1, 2018 M2 JOURNAL - FLATNESS vs PROJECTION 950315 Lam Shu Ki

Emmanuel Alexander Cohen Studio 7

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WEEK 3 READING: LE CORBUSIER AND PURSIM

Question 1: What is Pictorial Space according to Le Corbusier? (Maximum 100 words) According to Le Corbusier, pictorial space is the area which ‘cannot be entered or circulated through’ and it is viewed from a distance of a personal perspective. It is eternally complied with frontality. With his paintings from mid and late 20s, pictorial space is composed by three elements, extended shape of flat objects to show the depth; adjustment of lines to fortify the continuity of edges; different color and texture manner to represent the special distance.

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) The first property is using black color. He insisted on adding white lead to his pigment to reinforce the depth. With case shadows, the black shape become an implied depth over the shadow area. The black color is juxtaposed against the white or light area leading to an extreme contrast between the object and ground. The second property is texture. The texture against the ground of contour which define the object’s edges, thus it only allows the isolated objects from the opposite sides of the distance.

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MARIO’S WORLD

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1ST MARIO’S WORLD

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COMBINED MARIO’S WORLD

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WEEK 4 READING: AXONOMETRIC PROJECTION

Question 1: Explain the difference between Pictoral (in this case perspectival) space and Projection? (Maximum 100 words) The main difference is the vanishing points, converging projections and picture planes to create a correct perspective. Perspective is limited to frontality while axonometric projection accomplish to create more extensive space. Axonometric projection represent objects through the use of the elements of measurements and transmissibility, maintaining the flexible actual measurements and geometric properties.

Question 2: Where did Axonometric projection first arise, and why? (Maximum 100 words)

From the article, axonometric projection was first used for military purposes, to provide exact measurements and dimension of the artillery projectiles. Then it was taught in engineering schools in 18th and 19th centuries shaping a closely relationship with mechanization and industrialization.

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ILLUSTRATED MARIO’S NEW WORLD

The section of Mario World illustrates a mysterious and fantasy atmosphere. The satellite at right corner pours out different level of blue color, which later mixed together at the middle of the water. The satellite is formed by triangles with different brightness and darkness to make it more three-dimensional. To harmonize with the magical theme, a watercolour texture is added to the layer. I added cones to the some bushs and adjusted the angle of shadows.

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APPENDIX

Combining two world into one isometric drawing

Annotation. Insert 3-4 images of your drawing in progress Draft of the isometric drawing

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