Comparative Foot Morphology

Comparative morphology…the topic sort of rolls off the tongue, eight syllables in two words.  One certainly can’t escape form as a topic in architecture, despite the fact that it’s not the richest aspect of architectural experience (i.e. its mostly visual, and hard to separate from style).  In the case of the foot, I have to imagine that the difference in form manifests as a difference in experience, but when it comes to the communication of that idea, we are back to visual graphic visualization.  How to make visual the experience apart from just displaying the form of the mechanism…

Also, the longer your look at the skeleton of a human foot, the grosser it appears, like something out of H.R. Geiger…this weird hand/flipper thing with long arachnid digits.

 

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