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The Virtual Window: From Alberti to Microsoft

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The Virtual Window: From Alberti to Microsoft by Anne Friedberg

The digital revolution has globalized a word and a nation that Leon Battista Alberti first translated from the realm of building to that of representation in Buy the selected items together This item: Philippe rated it really liked it Nov 26, Interesting ideas but it was an extremely challenging read.


Feb 03, melanie rated it really liked it Shelves: I recommend this for anyone interested in the development of space and virtuality. On the computer screen, however, where multiple ‘windows’ coexist and overlap, perspective may have met its end.

It was really interesting how it tied into the modernization and industrialization of buildings I am learning at the same time in my architecture class.

What Friedberg and Loyer achieve with the Virtual Window interactive is a mode of scholarly practice that is experiential, remixable and fluid, perhaps ultimately in ways that exceed the intentions of its creators.

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In her chapter on The FrameFriedberg points out that pictures and paintings were not always framed, and until between the 13 th —15 th century were predominantly site-specific and painted into the wall as frescoes.

This is especially true of The Virtual Window Interactivewhich requires patience and experimentation in order to thd it fully. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

But only in the last two decades have multiple screens become familiar. It seems a book that one should have on paper, for the note-taking, and that I obviously need to read. At first glance, Friedberg’s elegantly crafted written work might not seem like an obvious source for digital reinterpretation.

Books by Frievberg Friedberg. Friedberg prods our underlying assumptions and taken-for-granted awareness of what it is to be alive.

My copy has been shipped so I’ll read it soon. It is in the nature of interactive projects that you can never really be sure that you have read every word and seen every image. Th was a problem filtering reviews right now.


Open Preview See a Problem? Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In The Virtual Window: Along the way, Friedberg seeks to theorize and historicize vision itself through a variety of critical “lenses,” each of which operates in conjunction with certain technologies at specific moments in time. Share your thoughts with other customers. A genuinely eclectic range of primary source material places Stephen Colbert’s “Green Screen Challenge” on a continuum that includes both Hitchcock and Rembrandt; and there is nothing to prevent a user from viewing a cinemascope film within the aperture of a video iPod, or watching annd from I Love Lucy in the frame of a Renaissance era stained glass window.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. This mutability and expansiveness is arguably one of the most powerful aspects of digital publishing, and Vectors is fortunate that Friedberg was willing to risk having her scholarship subjected to potentially playful as well as serious interrogation.

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The Architecture chapter is particularly enlightening. Alannah Gunter rated it really liked it Jun 16, From linear perspective to moving pictures to split screens, from see-through to light-receiving and light-emitting devices, Friedberg brilliantly demonstrates that the virtual window has been the most successful single tool for mimesis, command, and control in the history of Western civilization.

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