American architects and texts : a computer-aided analysis of the literature (Book, 1996) [WorldCat.org]
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American architects and texts : a computer-aided analysis of the literature

Author: Juan Pablo Bonta
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume the author analyzes 400 architectural books and articles published over the past 150 years to reveal changing societal preferences in architecture and to measure the reputations of individual architects - the text includes a ranked list of the 100 most famous architects.
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Genre/Form: Statistik
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Pablo Bonta
ISBN: 0262024004 9780262024006
OCLC Number: 32626728
Description: xviii, 424 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword / William J. Mitchell --
1. Text Analysis and Index Analysis --
2. The Data --
3. The Universe --
4. Text Coverage --
5. Histograms: From Commencement to Retirement and Beyond --
6. The Foresight of Writers --
7. Predictable and Unpredictable Lists of Names --
8. Isonomy and Text Histograms --
9. Cotextuality --
10. International and Domestic Frames of Reference --
11. Issues of Gender Equity among Writers and Architects --
Appendix: Procedures, Formulas, and Validity of Results --
Chronological Listing of Texts in the Corpus --
Listing of Authors, Editors, and Photographers in the Corpus.
Responsibility: Juan Pablo Bonta.

Abstract:

In this volume the author analyzes 400 architectural books and articles published over the past 150 years to reveal changing societal preferences in architecture and to measure the reputations of individual architects - the text includes a ranked list of the 100 most famous architects.

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