Nikolaus Gansterer (ed.): Drawing A Hypothesis: Figures of Thought (2011)

29 March 2014, dusan

Drawing a Hypothesis is a reader on the ontology of forms of visualizations and on the development of the diagrammatic view and its use in contemporary art, science and theory. In a process of exchange with artists and scientists, Nikolaus Gansterer reveals drawing as a media of research enabling the emergence of new narratives and ideas by tracing the speculative potential of diagrams. Based on a discursive analysis of found figures with the artists’ own diagrammatic maps and models, the invited authors create unique correlations between thinking and drawing. Due to its ability to mediate between perception and reflection, drawing proves to be one of the most basic instruments of scientific and artistic practice, and plays an essential role in the production and communication of knowledge. The book is a rich compendium of figures of thought, which moves from scientific representation through artistic interpretation and vice versa.”

Translation: Veronica Buckley, Aileen Derieg
Publisher Springer, 2011
Edition Angewandte
ISBN 3709108020, 9783709108024
352 pages

Review: Mark Robert Doyle, Gert Hasenhuetl (in German).


PDF (updated on 2020-9-3)

4 Responses to “Nikolaus Gansterer (ed.): Drawing A Hypothesis: Figures of Thought (2011)”

  1. dmf on March 31, 2014 3:06 pm
  2. Ed Ge on March 31, 2014 6:45 pm

    Architectural project process material for college classes!
    Thanx for sharing

  3. Alan on September 3, 2020 4:15 am

    The link is broken, Can you reupload it?

  4. dusan on September 3, 2020 3:21 pm


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