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Author Carpo, Mario.
Title The alphabet and the algorithm / Mario Carpo.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2011]

Series Writing architecture
Writing architecture.
Subject Architectural design.
Architectural design -- Technological innovations.
Repetition (Aesthetics)
Design and technology.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 169 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780262295925 (electronic bk.)
026229592X (electronic bk.)
9780262515801 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0262515806 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 710992216
Additional Format Print version: Carpo, Mario. Alphabet and the algorithm. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011 9780262515801 (DLC) 2010031062 (OCoLC)650827413