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Author Carpo, Mario

Title The alphabet and the algorithm / Mario Carpo

Publ Info Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2011]
 RWU Arch  ARCH NA2750 .C375 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 169 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Writing architecture
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction -- Variable, identical, differential. Architecture and the identical copy : timelines -- Allography and notations -- Authorship -- The early modern pursuit of identical reproduction -- Geometry, algorism, and the notational bottleneck -- The fall of the identicals -- The reversal of the Albertian paradigm -- The rise. Alberti and identical copies -- Going digital -- Windows -- ID pictures and the power of facsimiles -- Alberti's imitation game and its technological failure -- The invention of the Albertian paradigm -- The fall. Form -- Standard -- Agency -- Epilogue. Split agency
LC subject Architectural design
Architectural design -- Technological innovations
Repetition (Aesthetics)
Design and technology
ISBN 9780262515801 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0262515806 (pbk. : alk. paper)