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The unusual guide to Porto is a guide of Oporto city, lined by the change of use of the standard tourist guide, as a contribution to an unusual g… Read More
The unusual guide to Porto is a guide of Oporto city, lined by the change of use of the standard tourist guide, as a contribution to an unusual guide. Approaching the concept of unusual in the fields of suggestion and action, in which drawing appears as a substitute of fotography, different angle views are suggested as a demand for changing the spectator behavior. This guide shows the most watched Porto, in the least seen way. Thus, the implication areas which contribute for the unusual are: the time of the drawing, the perception (defined by Merleau-Ponty). The emancipated spectator, so-called by Jacques Rancière, (as the one who observes and interferes). The deviation from the norm, (studied by the Group µ). And that the changes caused by drawing as a substitute of photography. The areas of the intervention were mapped through the diagrams and the consequent application of drawing strategies. All the Oporto city drawing views were made in travel sketchbooks, along routes through the city. The same routes were used in the Unusual Guide and explained with maps. As a result, the Unusual Guide of Porto. This guide is available for production in a book publisher. Read Less
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The unusual guide to Porto is a guide of Oporto city, lined by the change of use of the standard tourist guide, as a contribution to an unusual guide.
Approaching the concept of unusual in the fields of suggestion and action, in which drawing appears as a substitute of fotography, different angle views are suggested as a demand for changing the spectator behavior. This guide shows the most watched Porto, in the least seen way.
Thus, the implication areas which contribute for the unusual are: the time of the drawing, the perception (defined by Merleau-Ponty). The emancipated spectator, so-called by Jacques Rancière, (as the one who observes and interferes). The deviation from the norm, (studied by the Group µ). And that the changes caused by drawing as a substitute of photography.
The areas of the intervention were mapped through the diagrams and the consequent application of drawing strategies.
All the Oporto city drawing views were made in travel sketchbooks, along routes through the city. The same routes were used in the Unusual Guide and explained with maps.
As a result, the Unusual Guide of Porto.
 
This guide is available to sell to a book publisher.
 
More information and drawings: http://www.josecardoso.eu/?cat=15
There are 5 routs, with 5 maps.
 
Highlights Route: This route passes through some of the best known places in town. Shows the most watched Porto in the least seen way.
Ascent Route: This course covers the hiden Porto, during the climbing of one escarpment. Shows the contrast between different construction times of Porto, the construction with iron and the construction with stone.
Descent Route Map: The Descent route precipitates from a high point of the city, crossing different neighborhoods to the river. From Terreiro da Sé to Ribeira.
Gardens Route: This route shows some of the many green spaces in the city of Porto. The nature of rural and romantic locations shown contrasts with the Industrial and Commercial Porto of previous routes.
Bird´s Eye Route Map: It is the shortest route in this guide, but also the one with the greater field depth. You can see the city of Porto in 360° from a central point of the city, the Clérigos Tower.
 
The 5 routes are devided in visual themes: Highlights, Ascent, Descent, Gardens and the Bird´s Eye view.
 
Highlights Route: This route passes through some of the best known places in town. Shows the most watched Porto in the least seen way.
Ascent Route: This course covers the hiden Porto, during the climbing of one escarpment. Shows the contrast between different construction times of Porto, the construction with iron and the construction with stone.
Descent Route Map: The Descent route precipitates from a high point of the city, crossing different neighborhoods to the river. From Terreiro da Sé to Ribeira.
Gardens Route: This route shows some of the many green spaces in the city of Porto. The nature of rural and romantic locations shown contrasts with the Industrial and Commercial Porto of previous routes.
Bird´s Eye Route: It is the shortest route in this guide, but also the one with the greater field depth. You can see the city of Porto in 360° from a central point of the city, the Clérigos Tower.

 
The Bird´s Eye view is a leaflet with a 360º view from the top of Clérigos Tower.
the back of the book
​the front of the pack
the back of the pack
One exemple of a view from the highlights Route.
One exemple of a view from the Ascent Route.
One exemple of a view from the Descent Route.
One exemple of a view from the Gardens Route.
One detail of the Bird´s Eye Route.