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The Undisciplined Drawing

Author(s): Alessandro Zambelli

Journal: Buildings
ISSN 2075-5309

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 357;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: architecture | archaeology | drawing | undisciplined | interdisciplinarity | reconstruction | design

If, as I have argued elsewhere, architecture and archaeology share homological correspondences of common origin thus enabling analogical relationships of creative juxtaposition, then it becomes possible to characterise those correspondences through their representational drawing practices as they are embodied in the products of those practices and in the instruments which make those products. This characterisation is the subject of this paper, first by examining architecture and archaeology as disciplined suites of practices nurtured and developed within the constraints of their parent profession, and then through the examination of particular drawing techniques and instruments—techniques and instruments either common to each discipline or abandoned by them. These commonalities and abandonments reveal their undisciplinary nature. This loosening of disciplinary constraint is further examined through the analysis of “undisciplined drawing” case studies.
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