Post-demolition preservation: reclaiming lost architecture

dc.creatorElwood, Kenneth Larry
dc.description.abstractUntil now, the method used for historical documentation of lost architecture has primarily been achieved through the use of static two-dimensional media (photographs and drawings), which encompass separate images that can be tangentially grouped. Thus, we rely upon the viewer's ability to effectively cognate the relationships of three-dimensional form and space imagery when trying to understand the building as one complete whole. However, this methodology discounts the visual experience endemic in three-dimensional form and space because one cannot move through and around it, as we do in real life. Computer representations can be utilized to assist viewers in better understanding the visual experience of lost architectural form and space elements when taking advantage of three dimensional modeling and animation tools. Computer representation, as a post-demolition historical documentation methodology, will allow us to reclaim a greater visual understanding of lost architectural form and space elements not previously archived in such a process and form. The methodology utilizes the computer to create an animated, photorealistic, three-dimensional model, which is recorded onto a video medium. It will also allow us to cater to multiple viewers through the medium's accessibility, transportability, and cost.
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.subjectOffice buildingsen_US
dc.subjectComputer graphicsen_US
dc.subjectLarkin Building (Buffalo N.Y.)en_US
dc.titlePost-demolition preservation: reclaiming lost architecture