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Architecture

Document Type

Presentation

Conference

Exploring the Visual Future: Art Design, Science & Technology, Selected Readings from the 32nd International Visual Literacy Association Conference

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

10-11-2000

First Page

369

Last Page

376

Conference Title

Exploring the Visual Future: Art Design, Science & Technology, Selected Readings from the 32nd International Visual Literacy Association Conference

Conference Date

October 11-14, 2000

City

Ames

Abstract

Architectural representation’s multiple purposes include serving as working method for the architect and as communication to others. It is in communicating proposals to others that ethics issues arise. At stake are: satisfying values, meeting expectations, ‘reading’ architecture in one’s imagination, and enabling decision making. The first ethical requisite is teleological virtue: mastering the practices of representation. The second is that of deontic obligation to accurately portray design schemes to non-architects to enable the highest degree of understanding. Virtue concepts from Vitruvius to CAD, and case examples from Piranesi to Lebbeus Woods and the New Urbanists are explored.

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This is a proceedings from Exploring the Visual Future: Art Design, Science & Technology, Selected Readings from the 32nd International Visual Literacy Association Conference, 0ctober 11-14, 2000; 369-376. Posted with permission.

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