Copy Paste: The Badass Architectural Copy Guide

Winy Maas, Felix Madrazo Salazar, Diana Ibáñez López, Adrien Ravon

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Copy Paste is the tenth book in the Why Factory’s Future Cities Series. Copy Paste is an invitation to copy with finesse and skill. Copy Paste understands the past as a vast archive on which we can and must build. Copy Paste is a reader in the art of evolution. Copy Paste is a bad ass copy guide.

Instead of mocking the culture of copycats, design could learn better how to make good fakes: fakes good enough to beat their references.

Copy Paste explores the tactical evolution of architecture. It brings together discussions on ethical and legal constraints, genealogy, reference, geometry and psychology with art historical evidence that copying might be older –more original even- than originality.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Publishernai010 publishers
Number of pages424
ISBN (Print)978-94-6208-164-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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