[The Alphabet and the Algorithm] Read Á Mario Carpo
Very well written history of design from pre industrial to post industrial Mario Carpo gives context and words to better understand current trends in architecture and the art of making For a book talking about changing modes of spatial production between modernity and the digital age post modernity this book removes its argument completely from political economy a lack of context that greatly hurts its argument Somehow there s no reference to either Lefebvre or Harvey If ou re interested specifically in Alberti s law of architecture this may be a book for ou Otherwise there s better stuff out there Writing architecture continues to be a great Similar to the Pamphlet Architecture series
BUT ACTUALLY SUBSTANTIVE DISCUSSION OF HOW THE ARCHITECT actually substantive The discussion of how the architect defined by the earlier renaissance and the issue of authorship which arises with the development of the ability to duplicate instead of imitating is fascinating The ine. The rise and fall of identical copies digital technologies and form making from mass customization to mass collaborationDigital technologies have changed architecture the way it is taught practiced managed and regulated But if the digital has created a paradigm shift for architecture which paradigm is shifting In The Alphabet and the Algorithm Mario Carpo points to one key practice of modernity the making of identical copies Carpo highlights two examples of identicality crucial to the shaping of architectural modernity in.
free download The Alphabet and the AlgorithmVitable transformation of architecture is laid out here With the arise of digital means of production the profession has already begun to digital means of production the profession has already begun to transition out of the confines of the industrial revolution
NOW WE CAN ONLY HOPE THATwe can only hope that developments in both material and manufacturing science will be employed not just as a means to realize renderings In this current Age of Information those of us who are not digital natives tend to look back on the days we were first introduced to personal computers and wax philosophical about how the simple integration of a certain digital technology has so uickly and so profoundly transformed our culture and commerce as well as whether suchtransformations are bringing our society in the right direction The Alphabet and The Algorithm is an architect s version of
that rumination in it the reader is introducedrumination In it the reader is introduced the authorial voice of Mario Carpo an architectural historian and critic who also serves as. The fifteenth century Leon Battista Alberti's invention of architectural design according to which a building is an identical copy of the architect's design; and in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the mass production of identical copies from mechanical master models matrixes imprints or molds The modern power of the identical Carpo argues came to an end with the rise of digital technologies Everything digital is variable In architecture this means the end of notational limitations of mechanical standardization and.
SAME THING THAT THEORY BOOKS USUALLYthing that theory books usually disappointing epilogues due to their genericness they dont take risks they dont suggest or
propose or anything and somehow end up to be too scientific but inor anything and somehow end up to be too scientific but in manner of the experiment that was really nicely set up but didnt produce any interesting results. Of the Albertian authorial way of building by design Charting the rise and fall of the paradigm of identicality Carpo compares new forms of postindustrial digital craftsmanship to hand making and the cultures and technologies of variations that existed before the coming of machine made identical copies Carpo reviews the unfolding of digitally based design and construction from the early 1990s to the present and suggests a new agenda for architecture in an age of variable objects and of generic and participatory authorshi.