Title page for ETD etd-04282012-113619

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Barker II, James L
URN etd-04282012-113619
Title In Search of Perspective: How We Understand Space Through Visual Horizons
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Chair
Feuerstein, Marcia F. Committee Member
Holt, Jaan Committee Member
  • architecture
  • perspective
  • visual arts center
Date of Defense 2009-10-16
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This thesis is a study of perspective. Visual perspective invokes (thus creating) both understandings & misunderstandings of space through the use of depth. Depth in my opinion is perspective’s ultimate aspiration; no great illustration or portrait of perspective can exist without an exuberant understanding of depth.

Depth in architecture therefore becomes... [1] how the design & comprehension of space creates a volumetric understanding and sense of scale, and [2] how architecture can portray an intellectual understanding of its configuration and construction. . . A sort of architectural reality (to its representation).

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