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dc.contributor.advisorSilvetti, Jorge
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Sheng
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-14T04:49:34Z
dash.embargo.terms2023-02-09
dc.date.created2021
dc.date.issued2021-02-09
dc.date.submitted2021-05
dc.identifier.citationZhao, Sheng. 2020. THOSE PREGNANT IMAGES I WOULD LIKE TO BRING BACK TO CHINA. Master's thesis, Harvard Graduate School of Design.
dc.identifier.other28317540
dc.identifier.urihttps://nrs.harvard.edu/URN-3:HUL.INSTREPOS:37369521*
dc.description.abstractSince modernity, the term “atlas” has garnered a meaning beyond an accumulation of maps, referring also to the practice of collecting images. Aby Warburg collected 971 images in his Bilderatlas Mnemosyne to create a model of historical memory that transcends cultures. Gerhard Richter brings atlas to the level of a methodology, as a means to reflect upon his own geopolitical identity. It was never a rare practice even to architects — Aldo Rossi had his private Polaroid collection, Eduardo Souto de Moura has his “wall atlas” in his atelier. From the thousands of images that I have amassed, I collect 60. There are photos I took, illustrations I claimed, and pictures I borrowed. From there I dare to say, a building will be made. In these images, I am looking for what Roland Barthes calls the noeme - the essence. Punctum should be separated from studium to allow us to twist meanings. Images should be played with, just as they have by the likes of Richard Prince, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, David Salle, and Annette Lemieux. Images ought to be exhausted, and only then can we make the jump to designing a building. The project in the end shall contain only images - those I collected as well as those I produced. Good architects rarely reveal the path from their images to their buildings, and are reluctant to explain their process. The thesis is to unfold this process.
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dc.language.isoen
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectAby Warburg
dc.subjectatlas
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectcollecting images
dc.subjectimage
dc.subjectRoland Barthes
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.subjectCultural anthropology
dc.subjectDesign
dc.titleTHOSE PREGNANT IMAGES I WOULD LIKE TO BRING BACK TO CHINA
dc.typeThesis or Dissertation
dash.depositing.authorZhao, Sheng
dash.embargo.until2023-02-09
dc.date.available2021-09-14T04:49:34Z
thesis.degree.date2020
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Graduate School of Design
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameM Arch
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAllen, Stan
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHays, K. Michael
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLee, Mark
dc.contributor.committeeMemberColomina, Beatriz
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBilbao, Tatiana
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChang, Michelle
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentDepartment of Architecture
dash.author.emailzsheng.china@gmail.com


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