MEASURE exhibition (Unsubmitted). Storefront for Art and Architecture
“And thus, having given orders to measure the cornices and to draw the plans of those buildings, he and Donatello carried on continually, heedless of time and cost. Nor were there places in or near Rome which they did not study and there was nothing good of which they did not, if possible, take measurements. He cared nothing about eating or sleeping. His sole interest was discovering the architecture of the past.”
Giorgio Vasari, Life of Filippo Brunelleschi
This drawing is about a time when the simple act of measuring was considered a radical and avant-garde architectural act. Recalling the iconic one-point perspectives employing in treatises during the Renaissance, the drawing aims at overtly depicting and describing the inherent proportional systems of the individual pieces through the use of a single abstract and scalar device, the color-bar.
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