Architecture of Analogy

After Geddes: The Valley Section

Posted in Discourse, PhD by Cameron McEwan on July 16, 2012

“Town plans are thus no mere diagrams, they are a system of hieroglyphics in which man has written the history of civilisation, and the more tangled their apparent confusion, the more we may be rewarded in deciphering it.” (Geddes, Cities in Evolution, 1915)

A transect drawing made for the Geddes Institute for Urban Research at Architecture, Dundee. It represents Dundee and its environs from the agrarian north toward the Cairngorms, through to the post-industrial city, and water edge of the Tay. The rail bridge and oil rigs are ghosted in.

 

McEwan, C (2012) After Geddes The Valley Section [pencil and chalk on paper]

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