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Ward, Michael (Michael J.)

Works: 3 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 16 library holdings
Classifications: LD3950.T25, 334.09417
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Most widely held works by Michael Ward
The competitive advantages of co-operatives by Robert Briscoe ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The co-operatives of Ireland ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art to architecture to art by Michael Ward ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The primary objective of the thesis was to integrate the design processes of art and architecture together. The discourse investigated perception, visual thought, art, and architecture, as well as how these ideas could begin to form a foundation for an integrated process. It was discovered through research that visual thought and perception relied on levels of abstracted information, a method that is primarily used within an artistic process. This abstracted information is often based on levels of intuition and reaction. The opposite of the visual is the verbal; a rational thought process that is related to an architectural logic. The fields of art and architecture were then further dissected in regards to function, the main separatrix between these two fields. The discourse concluded that art cannot successfully translate into architecture: therefore, an outside process that took elements of art and transposed that to architecture was necessary, which was termed Abstract-Translation. Another element, the Deep-Diagram, would serve as the means of visually revealing how this process would develop. The semester began with an investigation that searched for a potential link between art and architecture. The formal became a main overlap in both art and architecture, formulated as a major element within the design process. The project began through elevation studies and visual abstractions, using program for the new College of Art and Architecture. These elevations were then manipulated within the campus site leading to an image that contained both architectural and artistic information, referred to as the Key Diagram. This served as the first step in the Deep-Diagram process, where models and drawings would react formally and intuitively from the Key Diagram. In its completion, the Deep-Diagram served as a heuristic device, where formal and architectural information could be interpreted from the Deep-Diagram and lead to a potential architectural solution
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