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Zhu, Haohao. 2020. Representation of Grossform: Images and Figures in O.M. Ungers' Urban Architectural Theory. Architectural Journal 11 : 93–98. 6 pp.
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As a special practical mode, image cognition connects the idea of Grossform in two regards"structure"and "integrity". This paper discusses that Ungers establishes the metaphorical relationship between the city and daily things based on image cognition, and further develops a figure method based on the figure-ground relation as applied in the planning of"Green Archipelago" in Berlin. It reveals the inner connection between figure-ground plans as cognitive expression and Grossform, and through the comparison with 'Collage City', clarifies the basic characteristics of this figure and its values and limitations in urban studies.