On the legacy of encyclopedias

A.A. Dutto (2017). The Pyramid and the Mosaic. Otto Neurath's encyclopedism as a critical model. FOOTPRINT (Delft Architecture Theory Journal), 20, 53-69  | See more

This essay elaborates on the theory of encyclopedism elaborated by Otto Neurath and proposes a link with the Manuale dell’architetto published in 1946. Both Neurath and the authors of Manuale aspires to the creation of a universal language that overcomes the limits of communication between specialists of different scientific domains. With a focus on Mario Ridolfi's work the essay also attempts an extension of encyclopedism to traditional building techniques.

© 2020

Das Schiff von A.A. Dutto

e-mail: info@aadutto.com

T : https://twitter.com/DuttoAa