This course addresses the role of image making in architecture at a time when consumers of culture, including architects, are inundated by images. While images can never replace the experience of a building in time and space, it is their potential to circulate so seamlessly that gives them undeniable power as our discipline’s primary means of engagement with popular culture. The course examines the impact of the Internet on contemporary art and recent writing on aesthetic concepts, including post-digital, post-medium, and the new aesthetic. This discourse suggests that contemporary image culture has profound effects on how we understand authorship, materiality, and representation generally. Students are asked to speculate on the current and future role of the image as an architectural medium in this context. The final project is a series of architectural images situated in on online context. Limited enrollment. Students who have taken 1215a, Inner Worlds, are not eligible for this course.

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1241a
Fall 2018
Rendered: Art, Architecture, and Contemporary Image Culture
Brennan Buck
1241a
Fall 2016
Architecture and contemporary image culture
Brennan Buck
1241a
Fall 2015
Rendered: Architecture and Contemporary Image Culture
Brennan Buck