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Proceedings 2017, 1(9), 944; doi:10.3390/proceedings1090944

Images for Little Architects. Architecture and Architectural Drawing in Children’s Books and Comics: An Interesting Case Study

Polytechnic of Milan, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, via Bonardi 9, 20133 Milan, Italy
Presented at the International and interdisciplinary conference IMMAGINI? Image and Imagination between representation, communication, education and psychology, Brixen, Italy, 27–28 November 2017.
Published: 22 November 2017
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Abstract

Literature for childhood, in its various expressions, is undoubtedly an important source of spatial and architectural education: children books indeed are rich in spatial references and frequently intercept the theme of dwelling. In 1970, Tison and Taylor, an architect and a professor of mathematics, created the popular Barbapapapa series, which is an extraordinary example of architectural pedagogy. This study aims to investigate the way architecture is explained and communicated through text and illustrations, considering in particular the following aspects: the role of pictures, the representation of space, the use of technical drawing and the transmission of a geometric content.
Keywords: architectural education; architectural pedagogy; illustrations for children; teaching of drawing; architectural drawing; spatial representations; cultural heritage education; geometry; topology architectural education; architectural pedagogy; illustrations for children; teaching of drawing; architectural drawing; spatial representations; cultural heritage education; geometry; topology
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Casonato, C. Images for Little Architects. Architecture and Architectural Drawing in Children’s Books and Comics: An Interesting Case Study. Proceedings 2017, 1, 944.

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