ARC 492: Special Topics in Architecture – Space Created by Light and Music

Stories from human history have always been strongly associated with space and visualization. Both throughout history as well as today, visual art has played an immense, even fundamental, role in communicating, recording, and analyzing information. As far as conscious visual communication is concerned, the creation of visual codes is directly related to the social climate and to the ability of authors to emphasize comprehensibility. Visual art can communicate using various forms of information that lie outside the capacities of the spoken word. It plays a unique role in science, technology, and logic – where it cannot be replaced by any other language – but also in culture and faith, where it touches on inexpressible aspects of transcendence. Is more than a visual expression or the staging of a text?

Orbis Pictus, or Orbis Sensualium Pictus (Visible World in Pictures) and The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart are a textbook for written by Czech educator Comenius and published in 1658. Books had a long-lasting influence on children’s as well adults education. It was a precursor of both audio-visual techniques and the lexical and allegorical approach.

“Theatre in unconventional surroundings” – a theatre is not just building, theatre anywhere – is a reaction to theatre in theatres where pretense and make-believe are just playful ways of coordinating all the factors (“Go and Look” Orbis Pictus – Jan Amos Komensky-Comenius)