PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF EVENT 1

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF EVENT 1

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Code
81027
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
8 credits during the 1st year of 8694 Sciences of architecture (L-17) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/17
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Sciences of architecture)
semester
Annual
sectioning
This unit is divided into 2 sections: A, B. This page refers to the section
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Representation is the language that communicates architectural content, using both traditional and digital instruments. Descriptive Geometry is the grammar of this language and gives information on the different methods of representation of three-dimensional space on the plane. Furthermore, the history of representation creates an essential link with the past and allows us to understand the contemporary conventions and expressive qualities of architectural drawing.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students with a solid grounding in the scientific methods of representation and interpretation of architectural drawing.

The history of representation complements any analysis of scientific methods. These methods create an essential link with the past so enabling students to understand how to use drawing appropriately, both with traditional and digital tools.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student will face a theoretical and practical path that will lead him to understand the projective meaning of the methods of representation (axonometric, orthogonal, perspective and quoted projections). Through these foundations, he will come to interpret and produce architectural drawings capable of communicating his/her spatial ideas. Particular attention will be paid to the history of representation that students will learn to know not only in a theoretical way, but also by analyzing the conventional characteristics of drawing and images, in addition to their expressive value through the creation of their own elaborations in the awareness of their meaning in practice and in contemporary architectural culture. The course will include the experimentation of some techniques related to the traditional tools of geometric design (squares and compasses, freehand, use of color) and digital, to encourage continuity among them in the search for one's own expressive mode.

Teaching methods

Teaching will consist of lectures and drawing practice. 
Optional practical work on one of the subject areas will be recognized with a reduction in the syllabus.

LESSONS SUMMARIES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ITALIAN AND ENGLISH. 

FOREIGN STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE SUPPORT IN ENGLISH DURING THE LESSONS.

Teaching will consist of lectures, participated lessons and drawing practice. 

The teacher is available to give instructions in English during the practice.

A final activity is proposed to create one's own work that summarizes the themes of geometric foundations, the history of representation and expressive content.

THE COURSE ON AULAWEB IS UPDATED WEEKLY WITH PARTIALLY BILINGUAL EXERCISES AND EXPLANATIONS.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course covers the following subjects:
- Methods of representation of three-dimensional space on the plane (perspective, orthogonal projections, axonometry and level curves)
- Theory of shadows
- Elements of Projective Geometry applied to Descriptive Geometry 
- Representation of curved lines and surfaces 
- Reverse-perspective constructions
- Drawing, image and model
- Drawing as a language to communicate and interpret form
- Architectural drawing: conventions and types of drawing and images
- Digital drawing and modeling 
- History of representation

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Mandatory text:

A descriptive Geometry manual of your choice. If not possessed, ask to the teacher, who will also make available additional notes.

 

Optional text (especially recommended for those who have not already practiced architectural design):

Docci M., Maestri D., Gaiani M. (2017), Scienza del disegno. Manuale per le Facoltà di Architettura e Ingegneria, Torino: CittàStudi

 

Partial:

Further texts on the theory of shadows and the history of representation, available in the library:

-De Rosa A., Sgrosso A., Giordano A. (2001), La geometria nell’immagine, Torino, Utet, 3 voll.

or made available to students whenever possible

-Càndito C. (2009), Il disegno e l’ombra. Fondamenti, metodi e applicazioni attuali della teoria delle ombre, Firenze: Alinea

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Please, write an e-mail to: candito@arch.unige.it

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Teaching will consist of lectures and drawing practice. 
Optional practical work on one of the subject areas will be recognized with a reduction in the syllabus.

LESSONS SUMMARIES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ITALIAN AND ENGLISH. 

FOREIGN STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE SUPPORT IN ENGLISH DURING THE LESSONS.

Teaching will consist of lectures, participated lessons and drawing practice. 

The teacher is available to give instructions in English during the practice.

A final activity is proposed to create one's own work that summarizes the themes of geometric foundations, the history of representation and expressive content.

THE COURSE ON AULAWEB IS UPDATED WEEKLY WITH PARTIALLY BILINGUAL EXERCISES AND EXPLANATIONS.

LESSONS START

Lessons start with all courses of the first year. 

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF EVENT 1 A

EXAMS

Exam description

The final exam consists of two parts: written exam and oral exam.

The written test contains theoretical questions and graphic exercises on the fundamentals and applications of representation methods.

The oral exam consists in the discussion of the graphic drawings to show the knowledge of the topics covered in the course and the ability to apply it to the analysis and creation of drawings and images.

Assessment methods

STUDENTS WHO GET POSITIVE EVALUATIONS IN INTERMEDIATE TESTS (WHICH EXEMPT FROM THE WRITTEN TEST) AND TAKE PART IN THE PROPOSED ACTIVITIES (DELIVERIES IN ITINERE) SUPPORT A REDUCED EXAM.

FINAL ASSESSMENT- Takes into account:

- curriculum of deliveries and revisions for attending students or, for those who do not attend, substitute processing to be agreed and revised (AT LEAST 1 TIME) with the teacher;

- average evaluation of in itinere tests or of the written test;

- evaluation of the graphic excercises;

- evaluation of the monographic exercise;

- oral discussion of the sole delivery of the last exemption and, for those who do not attend, of all the graphic excercises.

FURTHER INFORMATION