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THE POLITICS OF PARAMETRICISM: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN ARCHITECTURE. Ed. by Matthew Poole and Manuel Shvartzberg. Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2015. 274 pp. with 33 ills. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2015-8299 ISBN 9781472581662 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 167599. Publisher's description: Over the last decade, 'parametricism' has been heralded as a new avant-garde in the industries of architecture, urban design, and industrial design, regarded by many as the next grand style in the history of architecture, heir to postmodernism and deconstruction. From buildings to cities, the built environment is increasingly addressed, designed and constructed using digital software based on parametric scripting platforms which claim to be able to process complex physical and social modelling alike. As more and more digital tools are developed into an apparently infinite repertoire of socio-technical functions, critical questions concerning these cultural and technological shifts are often eclipsed by the seductive aesthetic and the alluring futuristic imaginary that parametric design tools and their architectural products and discourses represent.The Politics of Parametricism addresses these issues, offering a collection of new essays written by leading international thinkers in the fields of digital design, architecture, theory and technology.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 167598
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