The Scopic Regime of the Digital:The New Instrumentality of Perspective

SAHANZ & University of South Australia
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Conference Proceeding
Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, 2007, pp. 1 - 11
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Panofsky promotes linear perspective as a modern scopic regime because of its capacity to maintain the visual dimensional integrity of the form it represents. Validation of this method lies implicitly around an argument of tracing existent form when in actuality perspective is architecturally deployed for its projective capacity. This schism between trace and projection is obvious given that the constructional logic of linear perspective is entirely dependent on the orthographic drawing. Put simply, without the plan, section and elevation there can be no perspective drawing.
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