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Author Carpo, Mario.

Title The alphabet and the algorithm [electronic resource] / Mario Carpo.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xi, 169 p.
Series Writing architecture
Writing architecture.
Bibliography 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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Architectural design.
Architectural design -- Technological innovations.
Repetition (Aesthetics)
Design and technology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
Added Title Form, standards, and authorship in times of variable media
ISBN 9780262515801 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780262295925 (electronic bk.)

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