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The Resource Measured words : computation and writing in Renaissance Italy, Arielle Saiber

Measured words : computation and writing in Renaissance Italy, Arielle Saiber

Label
Measured words : computation and writing in Renaissance Italy
Title
Measured words
Title remainder
computation and writing in Renaissance Italy
Statement of responsibility
Arielle Saiber
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Saiber, Arielle
Dewey number
510.945
Index
index present
LC call number
QA27.I8
LC item number
S25 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical literature
  • Mathematical literature
  • Science and the humanities
  • Science and the humanities
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • Intellectual life
  • Mathematical literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science and the humanities
  • Italy
Label
Measured words : computation and writing in Renaissance Italy, Arielle Saiber
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1014329124
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781487513306
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1014329124
Label
Measured words : computation and writing in Renaissance Italy, Arielle Saiber
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1014329124
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781487513306
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1014329124

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