In 1989 Robin Evans noted, “we are only just beginning to investigate the power that drawings and photographs have to alter, strategize, obscure, renew, configure and diffuse what they represent.”1 More than twenty years has passed and perhaps we are still “just beginning” that investigation, only today the field of study itself has changed. Computer-aided design is not just changing the nature of the architectural profession, outmoding traditional ways of designing and assembling buildings, and privileging large corporations over small firms, it is also posing new challenges to the archivist and the scholar. Digital media has transformed the publishing industry; should it also prompt new ways of thinking about how we present our research and to whom, and in what form? Must a written narrative continue to preoccupy the practice of architectural history? Should a rigorous digital model of an historical site be considered a work equivalent to...
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Research Article| September 01 2012
Architectural Representations, Changing Technologies, and Conceptual Extensions
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Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2012) 71 (3): 270–272.
Swati Chattopadhyay; Architectural Representations, Changing Technologies, and Conceptual Extensions. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 September 2012; 71 (3): 270–272. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2012.71.3.270
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