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Reconfiguring Space

Reconfiguring Space draws a comparative study of spatial understanding through Filippo Brunelleschi's peephole perspective device and the virtual reality work of artist Char Davies. The research focuses on the ingredients of both devices as well as the similarities between the environments in which they were demonstrated. Brunelleschi's peephole device, according to his biographer Manetti, first demonstrated perspective theory in the early fifteenth century. With its three main components, the mirror, the burnished silver and a painted panel, Brunelleschi's device is examined in regards to the environment in which it was demonstrated. The dissertation explores these elements as the essential conceptual ingredients for the reconfiguration of space in modern times. Aspects of Brunelleschi's device are also examined creatively in Thomas' art practice.

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VDM Publishing

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January, 2009

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