Bildbauten

by Philipp Schaerer


Photographs: Philipp Schaerer

Text: Philip Ursprung, Nathalie Herschdorfer, Martino Stierli

Publisher: Standpunkte

80 pages

Pictures: 24 «Bildbauten» in full color

Year: 2010

ISBN: 978-3-9523540-4-9

Comments: French and English; softcover; 15,5 x 19,4 cm

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The rapid development of computer and information technology has fundamentally changed the relationship between image and architecture as well as their perception. In addition to the conventional types of mostly abstract images used until now in the design and planning phases – sketches, plans, elevations or axonometric drawings - a new type of image is now being used: a digitally created image that appears to be a photograph. In the context of architecture, this type of image has until now exclusively been associated with the image of built architecture. Now, it is increasingly used to let something appear real which has yet to be built. This leads to confusion and challenges the claim to reality of images that appear to be photographs.

The series of images with the title „Bildbauten“ deals with the effect and the claim to credibility of images of architecture that appear to be photographs. Frontal views of fictional architectures serve as an example. By means of their exaggerated and orchestrated way of representation, they model themselves on the object- like appearance and the formal language of contemporary architecture in a rather ironic way. All images try to reproduce a reality. They are not a photograph; instead, they were newly designed and constructed from scratch by means of image synthesis and digital image edit


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Bildbauten

by Philipp Schaerer


Photographs: Philipp Schaerer

Text: Philip Ursprung, Nathalie Herschdorfer, Martino Stierli

Publisher: Standpunkte

80 pages

Pictures: 24 «Bildbauten» in full color

Year: 2010

ISBN: 978-3-9523540-4-9

Comments: French and English; softcover; 15,5 x 19,4 cm

sold out

The rapid development of computer and information technology has fundamentally changed the relationship between image and architecture as well as their perception. In addition to the conventional types of mostly abstract images used until now in the design and planning phases – sketches, plans, elevations or axonometric drawings - a new type of image is now being used: a digitally created image that appears to be a photograph. In the context of architecture, this type of image has until now exclusively been associated with the image of built architecture. Now, it is increasingly used to let something appear real which has yet to be built. This leads to confusion and challenges the claim to reality of images that appear to be photographs.

The series of images with the title „Bildbauten“ deals with the effect and the claim to credibility of images of architecture that appear to be photographs. Frontal views of fictional architectures serve as an example. By means of their exaggerated and orchestrated way of representation, they model themselves on the object- like appearance and the formal language of contemporary architecture in a rather ironic way. All images try to reproduce a reality. They are not a photograph; instead, they were newly designed and constructed from scratch by means of image synthesis and digital image edit


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

Bildbauten

by Philipp Schaerer


Photographs: Philipp Schaerer

Text: Philip Ursprung, Nathalie Herschdorfer, Martino Stierli

Publisher: Standpunkte

80 pages

Pictures: 24 «Bildbauten» in full color

Year: 2010

ISBN: 978-3-9523540-4-9

Comments: French and English; softcover; 15,5 x 19,4 cm

sold out

The rapid development of computer and information technology has fundamentally changed the relationship between image and architecture as well as their perception. In addition to the conventional types of mostly abstract images used until now in the design and planning phases – sketches, plans, elevations or axonometric drawings - a new type of image is now being used: a digitally created image that appears to be a photograph. In the context of architecture, this type of image has until now exclusively been associated with the image of built architecture. Now, it is increasingly used to let something appear real which has yet to be built. This leads to confusion and challenges the claim to reality of images that appear to be photographs.

The series of images with the title „Bildbauten“ deals with the effect and the claim to credibility of images of architecture that appear to be photographs. Frontal views of fictional architectures serve as an example. By means of their exaggerated and orchestrated way of representation, they model themselves on the object- like appearance and the formal language of contemporary architecture in a rather ironic way. All images try to reproduce a reality. They are not a photograph; instead, they were newly designed and constructed from scratch by means of image synthesis and digital image edit


more books tagged »architecture« | >> see all

more books tagged »Swiss« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com