Philosophy of Engineering and Technology

The Active Image

Architecture and Engineering in the Age of Modeling

Editors: Ammon, Sabine, Capdevila-Werning, Remei (Eds.)

  • Details a new approach to image theory
  • Contains interdisciplinary accounts of imagery, from architecture to engineering
  • Features a cross-section of methodological approaches to imagery
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The “active image” refers to the operative nature of images, thus capturing the vast array of “actions” that images perform. This volume features essays that present a new approach to image theory. It explores the many ways images become active in architecture and engineering design processes and how, in the age of computer-based modeling, images play an indispensable role.

The contributors examine different types of images, be they pictures, sketches, renderings, maps, plans, and photographs; be they analog or digital, planar or three-dimensional, ephemeral, realistic or imaginary. Their essays investigate how images serve as means of representing, as tools for thinking and reasoning, as ways of imagining the inexistent, as means of communicating and conveying information and how images may also perform functions and have an agency in their own.

The essays discuss the role of images from the perspective of philosophy, theory and history of architecture, history of science, media theory, cognitive sciences, design studies, and visual studies, offering a multidisciplinary approach to imagery and showing the various methodologies and interpretations in current research. In addition, they offer valuable insight to better understand how images operate and function in the arts and sciences in general.

About the authors

Sabine Ammon works at the Berlin University of Technology as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, funded by the European Union, and acts as spokesperson of the interdisciplinary research group “Dynamics of Knowledge in Engineering Sciences”. She received her Ph.D. from Berlin University of Technology. She works mainly in epistemology, philosophy of engineering science and technology, image theory, and design ethics.

Remei Capdevila-Werning is Director of Education and Public Programs at El Museo del Barrio in New York. She received her Ph.D. from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She has taught at Fairfield University and the School of Visual Arts. Her research interests include analytical aesthetics and epistemology, philosophy of art, architecture and historic preservation.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Points of Departure: Notes Toward a Reversible History of Architectural Visualization

    Martin, Reinhold

    Pages 1-21

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  • Architecture and the Structured Image: Software Simulations as Infrastructures for Building Production

    Cardoso Llach, Daniel

    Pages 23-52

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  • Architectural Drawings as Symbols: A Goodmanian Account of Epistemic Practices in the Design Process

    Capdevila-Werning, Remei

    Pages 53-76

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  • Manual Sketching: Why Is It Still Relevant?

    Goldschmidt, Gabriela

    Pages 77-97

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  • Operative Manufacts: Gestures as Embodied Sketches in the Early Stages of the Design Process

    Mittelberg, Irene (et al.)

    Pages 99-131

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eBook 83,29 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Active Image
Book Subtitle
Architecture and Engineering in the Age of Modeling
Editors
  • Sabine Ammon
  • Remei Capdevila-Werning
Series Title
Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56466-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56466-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56465-4
Series ISSN
1879-7202
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 317
Number of Illustrations and Tables
127 b/w illustrations
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