Supervisors: Prof. Desley Luscombe and Prof. Charles Rice
This thesis claims that a unique type of architectural drawing emerged in the mid-1970s introducing an apparent uncertainty to the visual composition of the image. The nature of this visual uncertainty in drawing operated as a potent attribute of architectural discourse. It significantly impacted how spatial knowledge was produced through the interpretation of images. Examining particular drawings by the architects Lars Lerup, Daniel Libeskind and Peter Wilson, this thesis traces the importance of uncertainty during this period. Although largely unrecognised, by the late-1980s, the exploratory nature of these drawings was absorbed within Deconstructivist architecture and the popularisation of its graphic framework.