Architecture and Ekphrasis

Architecture and Ekphrasis Space, Time and the Embodied Description of the Past - Rethinking Art's Histories

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Architecture and ekphrasis examines how eighteenth-century prints and drawings of antique architecture operated as representations of thought. Using original archival material, it considers the idea of the past in the period, specifically how it was discovered and described, and investigates how space and time inform visual ekphrasis or descriptions of architecture. The idea of embodiment is used to explore the various methods of describing architecture - including graphic techniques, measurement and perspective - all of which demonstrate choices about different modes of ekphrasis. This well-illustrated, accessibly written study will be of interest to academics and students working in a broad range of subject areas. It will also be an essential teaching tool for increasingly popular cross-disciplinary courses.

Book information

ISBN: 9780719099502
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 724.19
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 350g
Height: 159mm
Width: 234mm
Spine width: 17mm