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The Grid Book (The MIT Press)


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Here is a natural storyteller, with scholarly depth, apparently motivated by delight. Where another information historian might have breezily justified your cultural comfort with the net, or else made a jargon-laden assault against it, Hannah Higgins has found the right pitch. Whatever grids you are on, this brightly edited book might help you know them better or see them differently. -- Malcolm McCullough, author of Abstracting Craft Hannah Higgins' new book on grids is a confident synthesis of art, architecture, geography, geometry, urbanism, and social history. Its elegant prose and easy erudition recall the work of Lewis Mumford; its intellectual energy and subtle humor, the writing of Roland Barthes. -- Stephen F. Eisenman, Professor of Art History, Northwestern University

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Hannah B Higgins is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of Fluxus Experience.


[I]t is...an informative and sometimes provocative meditation on the place of geometry in human life.

-Bryan Hayes, American Scientist

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