Experience and Translation: Between Image and Object

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Dyck, Brendan Michael




This thesis aims to understand the role of the image in communicating the experience of architecture, and how the intangible qualities of places, buildings, and their spaces are felt, represented, and communicated. Representation acts as a critical link between spatial thought and intention, and the constructed object. While the image cannot replace the experience of the object, the work of the thesis focuses on how the image can act as a tool to engage in a dialogue between the experiences of the image and the object. The image acts as a translator between the experiences of the world of architecture and the experience of viewing the image. The role of the image becomes one of translating intentions and experiences of architecture rather than simply representing an object. In engaging with architectural image-making, this act of translation explores how the images of architecture can engage with the experiences of architecture.


Design and Decorative Arts
Fine Arts




Carleton University

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