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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thoughts on Models vs Drawings


"Models are different from drawings in an essential way. A model represents an environmental totality. No locations are discarded and none can be discarded. Therefore authorship can no longer be confined to a finite number of directive visual statements representing a finite number of selected locations that are representative of a totality. In a model, totality is explicit instead of implicit. Explicit totality has profound effect on both authors and viewers, and we need to explore it. "

Read more:
A frontier in visual communication - Rob Snyder's Blog - Bentley Colleague Blogs - Be Communities by Bentley

1 comment:

  1. I thank you very much for posting the link to my blog post http://communities.bentley.com/other/old_site_member_blogs/bentley_employees/b/rob_snyders_blog/archive/2012/09/12/a-frontier-in-visual-communication.aspx

    I think the industry needs to begin to consider the general condition of the relationship of drawings to models. The general condition is:

    ·        A “drawing” draws one’s attention toward a location of accountable reliability, within an environment
    ·        A model is an environment