Transformation of painting into architecture : museum for the works of F. Lembersky
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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Art and architecture share a common goal and similar formal principles. Their common goal is to express and abstract spiritual content through harmonious, pure and beautiful material form. The shared principles of form generation in art and architecture are abstraction, dematerialization, organization and construction of space. The similarity of purpose and formal principles allow art and architecture to inform each other. Artists have employed architectural elements as pure abstract form, and architects have applied art to formulate architectural intentions and resolve formal architectural problems. As well, artists and architects have collaborated often in the creation of single artistic or architectural projects. This thesis introduces a method of transforming painting into architecture. The formal methods found in selected paintings of the Russian painter Felix Lembersky (1913-1970) are used to generate the architectural form for the museum of these same paintings. The intention is to derive a form which is both rooted in architectural principles and is expressive of the art works to be exhibited within the museum.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1994.Includes bibliographical references (p. 89-91).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology