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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Pieterse, George F.
Email georgepieterse@gmail.com
URN etd-11282011-114026
Document Title Scripted : an urban museum of typography
Degree MArch(Prof)
Department Architecture
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Mr D de Bruyn Committee Chair
Keywords
  • public space
  • museum space
  • the surface
  • the everyday
  • typography
  • threshold
Date 2012-04-25
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Reading allows for the construction of a new world within the mind as one centralises and processes the literature.

Flipping from one page to the next the language and the typography guides and informs this spatial construction and directs us through this new world. It creates an intangible architecture of the mind.

In the physical realm however, we experience the real world directly and blatantly without the aid of texts and narratives. In this life the relationship between text and space is inverted.

Here text and narrative do not inform the construction and tactile experience of space but rather act as a backdrop to everyday life. It seems to go unnoticed.

This dissertation aims to emphasise the importance of typography, text and narrative within not only our day-to-day functionings, but also in the architectural realm. It seeks an amalgamation of typography, museum and public space, and aspires to create a place where the seemingly unnoticed typeface can be showcased, propagated and made accessible.

Copyright 2011, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.

Please cite as follows:

Pieterse, GF 2011, Scripted : an urban museum of typography, MArch(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-11282011-114026 / >

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