FUNDAMENTALS AND PRACTICES OF REPRESENTATION 1

FUNDAMENTALS AND PRACTICES OF REPRESENTATION 1

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Code
81027
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
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

The course provides the theoretical and practical bases on representation, which constitutes the language for the communication of architectural contents, with traditional and digital tools. The methods of representation of three-dimensional space on the plane are the grammar of this language. The history of representation creates a link with the past and allows us to interpret and use contemporary conventions and expressive qualities of architectural drawing.

AIMS AND CONTENT

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.

PREREQUISITES

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Teaching methods

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

Some activities are 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 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 and traditional Representation
- History of representation

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Testo obbligatorio:

-Un manuale di Geometria descrittiva a scelta. Se non posseduto, si consiglia di chiedere alla docente, che metterà anche a disposizione delle dispense integrative.

Testo facoltativo (consigliato specialmente a chi non ha già praticato il disegno per l’architettura):

-Docci M., Maestri D., Gaiani M. (2017), Scienza del disegno. Manuale per le Facoltà di Architettura e Ingegneria, Torino: CittàStudi
Ulteriori brani sulla storia della rappresentazione o su temi specifici, sono reperibili in biblioteca o messi a disposizione degli studenti (l'elenco viene integrato a lezione):

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

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

https://www.academia.edu/1130328/Il_disegno_e_lombra._Fondamenti_metodi_e_applicazioni_attuali_della_teoria_delle_ombre_al_disegno

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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

Exam Board

CRISTINA CANDITO (President)

ALESSANDRO MELONI

MASSIMO MALAGUGINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

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

Some activities are 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 EXERCISES AND EXPLANATIONS.

LESSONS START

around mid-october https://architettura.unige.it/node/430

ORARI

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

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FUNDAMENTALS AND PRACTICES OF REPRESENTATION 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 about themes and exercitation of the course.