Houses, Objects and Architects. Architectural Drawing in Children’s Literature

  • Alessandro Luigini Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione, Libera Università di Bolzano, alessandro.luigini@unibz.it
Keywords: Illustration, Architecture, Education, Visual Storytelling, Picture Book

Abstract

The research, presented here in summary form, investigates the contributions of architectural drawing in children’s books and literature. The role of drawing in aesthetic education, in education for the understanding of space and in the introduction of young readers to the world of 20th century architecture is of primary importance and the research aims to underline as case studies are only simple examples for readers who are cognitively less trained than adults, but describe a precise educational strategy that cannot be derogated from other means.

The historical-critical investigation has its scope of observation the strict contemporaneity and aims to organize taxonomically the works collected and observed, proposing a textual analysis (in a graphic sense) of categories identified through the description and exegesis of some emblematic cases.

References

Amandine, A. Nieto Ferreira, R. (2014). The Big Letter Hunt London East End. London: Tower Block Books.

Amandine, A. Nieto Ferreira, R. (2016). Big Letter Hunt: London. An Architectural A-Z Around the City. London: Tower Block Books.

Bellini Mario. (2018). Il design spiegato ai bambini. Milano: Bompiani.

Beseghi, E. (a cura di). (2006). Infanzia e racconto. Il libro, le figure, la voce, lo sguardo. Bologna: Bononia University Press.

Beseghi, E., Grilli, G. (a cura di). (2011). La letteratura invisibile. Infanzia e libri per bambini. Roma: Carocci.

Casonato, C. (2017). Images for Little Architects. Architecture and Architectural Drawing in Children’s Books and Comics: An Interesting Case Study. In Proceedings, vol. 1, n. 9, pp. 1-12.

Cicalò, E. (2016). Intelligenza grafica. Roma: Aracne.

Cornille, D. (2014a). Who Built That? Modern Houses. An Introduction on Modern House and Their Architects. Hudson: Princeton Architectural Press.

Cornille, D. (2014b). Who Built That? Skyscrapers. An Introduction on Skyscrapers and Their Architects. Hudson: Princeton Architectural Press.

Cornille, D. (2016). Who Built That? Bridge. An Introduction on Ten Great Bridge and Their Designers. Hudson: Princeton Architectural Press.

Débat, A. (2017) Stampville. Hudson: Princeton Architectural Press.

Dewey, J. (1934). Behaviour Development in Infants: A Survey of the Literature on Prenatal and Postnatal Activity 1920-1934. New York: Columbia University Press.

Englund, M., Frost, D. (2018). Uncle Oscar’s Chairs. From A to Z. London: Paricolar Book.

Faeti, A. (2011). Guardare le figure. Gli illustratori italiani dei libri per l’infanzia. Torino: Einaudi.

Farnè, R. (2002). Iconologia didattica. Le immagini per l’educazione: dall’Orbis Pictus a Sesame Street. Bologna: Zanichelli.

Guarnaccia, S. (2009). I tre porcellini. Mantova: Corraini edizioni.

Klee, P. (1925). Pädagogisches Skizzenbuch. München: Albert Langen.

Luigini, A. (2017). Disegnare architetture per educare al bell.o Esegesi iconografica di un Picturebook di Steven Guarnaccia. In C. Panciroli (a cura di). Infanzia - Le arti e l’Infanzia, pp. 206-216. Parma: Bambini srl.

Luigini, A. (2018b). Dispĭcĕre. Formare lo sguardo all’architettura con i libri illustrati per l’infanzia/Dispĭcĕre. To educate the gaze on architecture through picture books for children. In R. Salerno (a cura di). Rappresentazione Materiale/Immateriale/Drawing as (in)tangible. Atti del 40° Convegno Internazionale dei Docenti delle Discipline della Rappresentazione/XV Congresso UID. Milano 13-15 settembre 2018, pp.

-1298. Roma: Gangemi Editore International.

Luigini, A. (2018a). Grafemi e tipi standard. Una metodologia per l’analisi evoluzionistica dell’Opera di Oscar Niemeyer. Roma: Aracne.

Millard, F. (2016). Basic Space. Le premier livre maquette. Bordeaux: EXTRA éditeur d’espaces.

Millard, F. (2017). Organic Space. Le livre maquette pour découvrir le paysage. Bordeaux: EXTRA éditeur d’espaces.

Nieto Ferreira, R., Bowers, J. (2017). My Bedroom. London: Tower Block Books.

Nieto Ferreira, R., Vigrass, L. (2017). What did Alex see?. London: Tower Block Books.

Oliverio Ferraris, A. (2012). Il significato del disegno infantile. Torino: Bollati Boringhieri editore.

Ortiz, L. (2017). My first Shapes with Frank Lloyd Wright. New York: Mudpuppy.

Ortiz, L. (2018). Opposites with Frank Lloyd Wright. New York: Mudpuppy.

Panciroli, C. (2012). Arti visive nella didattica. Verona: QuiEdit.

Pesce, M.P., Tonello, M. (2018). Case nel mondo. Milano: Mondadori Electa.

Piaget, J. (1947). La représentation du monde chez l’enfant. Paris: Presses universitaires de France.

Šašek, M. (1960). Questa è Roma. Milano: Fratelli Fabbri Editori.

Šašek, M. (2018). Questa non è una pietra. Macerata: Quodlibet.

Tan, S. (2016). L’approdo. Latina: Tunuè.

Tardif, B. (2017). Metropolis. Firenze: Edizioni Clichy.

Terrusi, M. (2012). Albi illustrati. Leggere, guardare, nominare il mondo nella letteratura per l’infanzia. Roma: Carocci.

Trevisan, I., Borgo, A. (2017). Le nostre città ieri e oggi. Schio: Sassi science.

Viva, F. (2013). Young Frank, architect. New York: MoMA Press.

Winter, J. (2017). The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid. San Diego: Beach Lane Books.

Zullo, G. (2018). Grattacieli. Milano: Mondadori.

Published
2019-06-26
How to Cite
[1]
A. Luigini, “Houses, Objects and Architects. Architectural Drawing in Children’s Literature”, diségno, no. 4, pp. 161-174, Jun. 2019.
Section
Means and Media of Representation and Visual Culture