The view from above (final)

[this is the fourth and last segment of a post started here (part 1), and continued here (part 2) and here (part 3)] When the view from above encounters architecture, the result is the architectural plan, like the Plan of St Gall already mentioned. Modelling and representing architectural space was a double effect of writing.Continue reading “The view from above (final)”

The view from above (part 3)

[this is the third segment of a post started here (part 1), and continued here (part 2)] Mind maps were the most popular type of diagram. By the time universities emerged towards the end of the 12th century, diagrams had become the main tool for organising information and knowledge. A way to understand the humanContinue reading “The view from above (part 3)”

The view from above (part 2)

[this is the second segment of a post started here] It is no wonder that the earliest surviving architectural plan is that of the monastery of St Gall from the 9th century [link:http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/searchresult/list/one/csg/1092%5D. Our sense of scale comes only in the 13th century and that of perspective much later. Diagrams, however, abounded in medieval manuscripts.Continue reading “The view from above (part 2)”