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Thinking with Diagrams

Thinking with Diagrams: The Semiotic Basis of Human Cognition 

Product details

  • Hardcover: 247 pages
  • Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton (11 July 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1501511696
  • ISBN-13: 978-1501511691

Harun Farocki on editing

a fusion of seeing and writing, of reception and production, practice and theory,

cutting room – Harun Farocki ‘is it comparable to a scientific experiment?”

Gansterer – Drawing a Hypothesis

Eva Hesse drawing / edited by Catherine de Zegher.

Eva Hesse drawing / edited by Catherine de Zegher.

by HesseEva, 1936-1970Zegher, M. Catherine deDrawing Center (New York, N.Y.).

Publisher: New York : The Drawing Center ; 2006.Description: 340 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0300116187.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Menil Foundation, Houston, 3 February – 23 April 2006 ; Drawing Center, New York, 6 May – 15 July 2006 ; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, August – October 2006 ; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, November 2006 – February 2007. 


Eva Hesse (1936–1970) was a highly experimental artist who continually challenged the conventions of her time. For Hesse, drawing played a unique role, providing the nexus between her works in all media. Eva Hesse Drawing is the first book to explore her drawing process, following her work from drawing to painting and sculpture, and always back to drawing. The book features important, recently rediscovered “working drawings,” providing an intimate look at Hesse’s everyday practice and methodology.
An accomplished draftswoman, Hesse began to develop her wandering, tentative line while studying at Yale University in the late 1950s. Her early 1960s works on paper engaged with visual vocabularies from geometry to biomorphic abstraction. In 1965, Hesse combined her tactile sensibility for materials with her stringlike line to achieve a breakthrough: her astonishing reliefs, which began to bridge the space between two and three dimensions. Balancing the disembodiment of line with its intensified materialization, Hesse went on to develop one of the most innovative oeuvres of the twentieth century, anticipating the hybridization of media and crossing borderlines linking one impossible space to another.

Drawing a hypothesis : figures of thought Nikolaus Gansterer.

Drawing a hypothesis : figures of thought : a project / by Nikolaus Gansterer.

by Gansterer, Nikolaus.

Series: Edition Die Angewandte, University PressPublisher: Wien ; Springer, 2011.Description: 349 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 22 cm.ISBN: 3709108020; 9783709108024.Subject(s): Charts, diagrams, etc | Charts, diagrams, etc., in art | Drawing — Philosophy

Notes on Diagrams

Notes on Diagrams

The diagram as an expanded arts practice – a vehicle for relating to other fields

As a tool for mobilising other fields

To communicate without meaning

Holding an idea in space – lightness

Diagram as immanent utopia


Diagram as structure, process

Diagram as a set of relationships or force fields

Triolectics – Asger Jorn’s diagrams against dialectics


Diagram as (musical) notation – Xenakis

Diagram as a circuit – feedback and sound


Diagram as a chronological flow

Diagram as a way of forming relations between present past and the future – feedback loops and temporal flow. Media achaeology.


Diagram as a speculative fiction,   as magic.


The relationship between diagrams and models


The relationship between diagrams and drawing.