The Resource Artificial love : a story of machines and architecture, Paul Shepheard, (electronic book)

Artificial love : a story of machines and architecture, Paul Shepheard, (electronic book)

Label
Artificial love : a story of machines and architecture
Title
Artificial love
Title remainder
a story of machines and architecture
Statement of responsibility
Paul Shepheard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A vision of architecture that includes sculpture, machines, and technology and encapsulates the history of the human species.According to Paul Shepheard, architecture is the rearranging of the world for human purposes. Sculpture, machines, and landscapes are all architecture-every bit as much as buildings are. In his writings, Shepheard examines old assumptions about architecture and replaces the critical theory of the academic with the active theory of the architect-citizen enamored of the world around him.Artificial Love weaves together three stories about architecture into one. The first, about machines as architecture, leads to speculations about technology and the human condition and to the assertion that machines are the sculptures of today. The second story is about the ways that architecture reflects the tribal and personal desires of those who make it. In the West, ideas of community, multiculturalism, and globalization compete furiously, leaving architecture to exist as it always has, as the past in the present. The third story features individual people experiencing their lives in the context of architecture. Here, Shepheard borrows the rhetorical device of Shakespeare's seven ages of man to propose that each person's life imitates the accumulating history of the human species. Shepheard's version of the history of humans is a technological one, in which machines become sculpture and sculpture becomes architecture. For Shepheard, our machines do not separate us from nature. Rather, our technology is our nature, and we cannot but be in harmony with nature. The change that we have wrought in the world, he says, is a wonderful and powerful thing
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Shepheard, Paul
Dewey number
720/.1/05
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2543.T43
LC item number
S52 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
standards specifications
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  • Architecture and technology
  • Architecture
  • Mechanical engineering
Label
Artificial love : a story of machines and architecture, Paul Shepheard, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10686956
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 296 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Artificial love : a story of machines and architecture, Paul Shepheard, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10686956
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 296 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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