Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ways of Seeing (digital space)

by serial consign: http://serialconsign.com/node/146
...The drawing to the left is by Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena and is entitled Scena Per Angola. It was published in his 1711 text L'Architettura civile and proposed a new two-point perspective system for backdrops in stage design. The drawing communicates the connection between stage (foreground) and setting (background) and ironically it skews and distorts the architecture it schematizes so that the backdrop will read as a more believable perspectival projection from the vantage point of the audience. As the product of a multi-generational family of architects and stage designers, Galli-Bibiena was well aware of the potential for...

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