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ARCHITECTURE IN THE NEW MEDIA
Art in the New Media is not limited to the kind of art we see in museums such as painting, sculpture, photography and other similar media, but it also extends to architecture. New Media allows those who create architecture and those who appreciate it to come together. In prior posts we have written about Londinium, a visualization of London in Roman times, and the Versailles/Google visualization. However, the appreciation of architecture as art does not have to be on a vast scale as the following two examples will show.
AN ANIMATED FLIP-BOOK OF FAMOUS ARCHITECTS AND THEIR BEST KNOWN BUILDINGS
As Josh Jones in Open Culture has written,
[The ABC of Architects is] A concept of the Argentine Architecture group Ombu Architecture [two Argentine architects, Maria Eugenia Amarilla based in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Andrea Stinga based in Barcelona, Spain] and graphic designer Federico Gonzalez. “The ABC of Architects” is a vintage flipbook tribute to the last 100 years or so in international architecture, set to a jaunty, golden-age-of-radio score by Eugene C. Rose and George Ruble (which you can download for free here)…. [The book] skips through its list of twenty-six revered names from almost as many countries–from Finish Alvar Aalto to Iraqi-British Zaha Hadid.
EDIFICE COMPLEX is a spectacularly beautiful site by Los Angles Architect, Thomas DeVoss, devoted to all aspects of Architecture, including Ancient, Disaster Relief, Skyscrapers, Urban Planning, and many more topics. You really must see it! The image below is from one of its articles on Residential Architecture.
These two sites show that a study and appreciation of Architecture does not have to be on a grand scale. The creative use of the New Media by these Architects shows how the New Media can make this Art accessible to all.