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authors Norman, Richard B.
year 1991
title Real and Un-real Color
source Reality and Virtual Reality [ACADIA Conference Proceedings / ISBN 1-880250-00-4] Los Angeles (California - USA) October 1991, pp. 45-52
summary Drawings exist for the communication of ideas. They are the containers of mankind's visual dreams and embody all of the hopes, the aspirations, and intentions of their creators. The act of drawing is itself an expression of the desire for a world that is better than what already exists. The appearance of a new drawing media does not change that purpose, it only presents new and stimulating methods of communication, better ways of conveying ideas. In ideal terms the design of a building requires a holistic procedure, one where the entire edifice is created in a single instant. The building must seem totally compete and be universally understood in order that it can be accepted, detailed, structured, and priced. This is of course not possible; there are too many aspects of architecture that are not thought about at the moment of creation. The process of design is continuous and moves from general to specific; any drawing media, to be useful, must accommodate this continuity. Completeness, where complete thought does not exist, cannot be achieved by the pursuit of reality on the computer. There are many unknowns that prohibit the creation of "real" pictures-unless one makes design assumptions that prudent process should not accept.
series ACADIA
email rnorman@CLEMSON.EDU
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