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Measured Words : Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy - by Arielle Saiber (Hardcover)

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Measured Words investigates the rich commerce between computation and writing that proliferated in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy.

Arielle Saiber explores the relationship between number, shape, and the written word in the works of four exceptional thinkers: Leon Battista Alberti’s treatis on cryptography, Luca Pacioli’s ideal proportions for designing Roman capital letters, Niccolò Tartaglia’s poem embedding his solution to solving cubic equations, and Giambattista Della Porta’s curious study on the elements of geometric curves. Although they came from different social classes and practiced the mathematical and literary arts at differing levels of sophistication, they were all guided by a sense that there exist deep ontological and epistemological bonds between computational and verbal thinking and production. Their shared view that a network or continuity exists between the arts yielded extraordinary results. Through measuring their words, literally and figuratively, they are models of what the very best interdisciplinary work can offer us.

Number of Pages: 260
Genre: Literary Criticism, Art, History
Series Title: Toronto Italian Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
Author: Arielle Saiber
Language: English
Street Date: December 12, 2017
TCIN: 53119878
UPC: 9780802039507
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-8707
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