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Representing reality

Whereas drawings of connected nodes depict logical and functional relationships, and plots illustrate features of data and functions, the drawings in this category are a literal representation of reality. Reality gets complicated, and so these drawings can be very intricate. We consider two subdivisions. First there are representations of objects that are manufactured for functional or aesthetic purposes. Second, there are larger-scale drawings of buildings and land, urban plans, and maps.


Alex Stark 2003-12-27