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Thursday, August 5, 2021 — 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Of the thesis entitled: 
 
Rendering as Critical Reflection: On the visual production of architecture in China and the West


collage of photographs

Abstract: 

This thesis reflects on our thoughts and actions towards the proliferation and use of photorealistic rendering by the architectural profession in China and the West, both of which actively engage in this form of image making to various degrees with both positive and negative reception. As architects do not have the privilege of working directly on the subject of their work, drawings as mediators become critical to the intellectual identity of the profession as a whole but the way we speak of images themselves do not reflect this level of importance. If the standardization of parallel line projection could be understood as symbolic of the architectural values of building, distinguishing architecture from all other visual professions, then what architectural values does the standardization of photorealism speak to?​​​​​​

The examining committee is as follows:

Supervisor: Adrian Blackwell
Reader: Val Rynnimeri
Internal-external committee member: Tracey Winton
External committee member: Doreen Bernath

The defence examination will take place: 
Thursday, August 5, 2021, 12:30pm

The committee has been approved as authorized by the Graduate Studies Committee.
A copy of the thesis is available for perusal in ARC 2106A.

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