Title

Ruin Value

Date of Submission

Spring 2014

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Studio Arts

Project Advisor 1

Judy Pfaff

Abstract/Artist's Statement

Ruin Value:

IN 1936, THE GERMAN ARCHITECT ALBERT SPEER DECLARED AN ARCHITECTURE OF THE FUTURE IN “THE THEORY OF RUIN VALUE,” SHIFTING THE FOCUS OF BUILDING FROM THAT OF THE CURRENT NEED TO THAT OF EVENTUAL COLLAPSE. THE CONCEPT WAS THAT A BUILDING BE DESIGNED SO IT WOULD PRODUCE AESTHETICALLY PLEASING RUINS, THEREFORE MOVING THE IMPORTANCE FROM PRESENT TO FUTURE AND FROM CURRENT FUNCTION TO FORCED MEMORY.

USING THE ACCESSIBLE VERNACULAR OF SHAPES, SPACES AND OBJECTS THAT RELATE TO EVERYDAY LIFE, RUIN VALUE COMMENTS ON THE AFTERLIFE OF OBJECTS IN A SPACE WHERE THEIR FUNCTION IS DISREGARDED. THE USE AND JUXTAPOSITION OF THESE OBJECTS HIGHLIGHT THE INTENTION OF CREATION OF A MAKER - BE IT A DESIGNER, A MANUFACTURER OR AN ARTIST.

ARTISTIC TRADITION IS REFERENCED THROUGH THE FORMAL LANGUAGE OF PAINTING AND ARCHITECTURE. THE MATERIALS AND VISUAL VERNACULAR OF COLOR, SCALE AND FRAMING CUSTOMARY TO PAINTING ALLOW THE TRANSITION FROM TWO TO THREE DIMENSIONAL COMPOSITION.

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