Drawing Jerusalem: notes on Hans Bol’s Jerusalem, with Christ and the Good Shepherd (1575)

Andrew Benjamin

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Drawing becomes drawings. If there is a line through drawing it divides, yielding differingthough related concerns. The task here is to allow two of those concerns a productiveintersection. The first concern, while having a form of generality insofar as what it bringsup for consideration is the inscription of futural possibilities into the present, arises fromthe description of architecture and building that can be located in Paul’s Letter to theHebrews 11:10 and which pertains to descriptions of what can designated as the city-to-come. In the Letter Paul describes how the nomadic Abraham envisaged a betterfuture. Paul writes that Abraham ‘was awaiting [ἐξεδέχετο] the city [πόλιν] that hasfoundations, whose architect and builder [τεχνίτης καὶ δημιουργὸς] was God’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThis Thing Called Theory
EditorsTeresa Stoppani, Giorgio Ponzo, George Themistokleous
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781315406268
ISBN (Print)9781138222991, 9781138223004
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameCRITIQUES: Critical Studies in Architectural Humanities

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