Archaeology of the Digital

Publication, 1 September 2013

Published on the occasion of the 2013 exhibition Archaeology of the Digital, this book delves into the genesis and establishment of digital tools for design conceptualization, visualization, and production at the end of the 1980s. How was the transition from analog practices to new digital tools managed, and the dialogue between them exploited? What was the cultural and technological landscape at that time?

The publication is made up of two volumes bound together under one cover. One volume contains an oral history built through a series of conversations between Greg Lynn, the four architects, and seven key collaborators of the featured projects; the other volume is a compilation of project materials organized in chronological order that includes 270 documents – from handwritten computer code to structural prototypes.

Contributions by Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Benjamin Gianni, Chuck Hoberman, Kenshi Oda, Bill Record, Rick Smith, Tensho Takemori, Chris Yessios, Shoei Yoh and Mirko Zardini. Book design by Katja Gretzinger.

Softcover, 400 pages. Published in English and in French. Co-published with Sternberg Press .

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