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 (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 human... Continue Reading →

The view from above (part 1)

How often do you use the expression ‘bird’s-eye view’? Chances are a lot. Although we have never seen the world through the eyes of a bird – a GoPro camera attached to the back of an eagle does not count -, we like to imagine birds looking down on the world, taking a distanced and... Continue Reading →

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