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dc.contributor.advisor Schaum, Troy
dc.creatorSearcy, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-16T16:37:56Z
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-16T16:38:15Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-16T16:37:56Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-16T16:38:15Z
dc.date.created 2013-05
dc.date.issued 2013-09-16
dc.date.submitted May 2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/72037
dc.description.abstract Through an exploration of the architectural aperture, this thesis seeks to abandon a representational understanding of the image and restore a more performative one. Architecture’s imageability – its capacity to create vivid and operative mental images – oscillates between two tendencies: the need to reflect a contemporary world view, and the desire to produce altogether new ways of seeing. Architecture’s history could be summarized as an endless cycle of the latter’s ossification into the former. In general, our recent paradigm is in a rut of representation. Whether we are championing the discipline’s political efficacy or acquiescing to the forces of capital, the architectural image is either pushed so far into the background as to be insignificant, or it is fetishized into an icon. This thesis defines a performative image as one which engages the user in a conceptual flip from the experience of space to the perception of an image, where depth momentarily snaps into perceived flatness. By examining the architectural aperture and focusing it onto the quotidian aspects of our lives – collecting and collapsing the world into fragmentary and simultaneous images – Deeply Superficial seeks to blur the distinction between subject and object, and collapse the relationship between publicity and privacy.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectArchitecture
Housing
Media
Imigability
Flatness
Perception
dc.title Deeply Superficial
dc.contributor.committeeMember Colman, Scott
dc.contributor.committeeMember Wittenberg, Gordon
dc.date.updated 2013-09-16T16:38:15Z
dc.identifier.slug 123456789/ETD-2013-05-465
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Architecture
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture
dc.identifier.citation Searcy, Christopher. "Deeply Superficial." (2013) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/72037.


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