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Writing on the Image brings together a series of Mark Dorrian’s celebrated critical writings, developed over the last twelve years. Focusing on issues of elevated vision, spectacle, atmosphere, and the limits of aesthetic experience, Dorrian explores the politics of representation through a series of close readings of the ideological effects of images in their specific contexts. Seamlessly traversing sources from architecture, art, literature, history, geography and film, the essays gathered here exemplify Mark Dorrian’s pioneering approach to architecture and visual culture.
Featuring a Foreword by Paul Carter, and an Afterword by Ella Chmielewska, Writing on the Image opens with a sequence of four historically-oriented chapters that then lead on to considerations of key events in architectural, urban and visual culture over the past decade. Whether it be an eighteenth-century engraving that depicts a magnified drop of tap water as an alien planet swarming with monstrous creatures, an artwork showing a car with the silhouette of a building mounted on its roof, the covering up of a tapestry in the UN before a televised news conference, or a large-scale satellite image affixed to the basement floor of a public building, Dorrian shows how each artefact or event he examines is eloquent in its ability to problematise a larger set of relations beyond itself.
- visual culture
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Agreement with Partner Academies - Joint Projects: The Aerial View - Spatial Knowledges and Spatial Practices
1/09/06 → 30/11/08
Dorrian, M., 2013, Architecture in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Deep Time, Design, Science and Philosophy. Turpin, E. (ed.). Ann Arbor: M Publishing/Open Humanities Press, p. 143-152 10 p. (Critical Climate Change).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Dorrian, M., 2012, In: Cabinet: A Quarterly of Art and Culture. 47, p. 25-32 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Dorrian, M., 2012, In: Architectural Theory Review. 17, 1, p. 93-104 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review