By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

We are all Londoners in this age of anywhere technologies

In Mario Carpo's brilliant study Architecture in the Age of Printing , in which he traces the origins of modern architecture back to Gutenberg and the invention of moveable type, Carpo makes the point that publishing and printing are two different things and have not always been connected. There was publishing before printing, he says, and now there is, through electronic information technology, publishing after printing.


for less than 46p a day

Join thousands of professionals who already subscribe to the Architects' Journal.
You’ll get instant access to read this article -
and 53,000+ articles like it.

  • Trusted industry news & analysis, wherever you need itUnlimited online access and weekly magazine delivery – now also available on iPad/iPhone
  • Get ideas, get inside buildings and check precedentsBuildings Library – images, drawings and plans for exemplar projects in British architecture
  • Planning & regulation – what you need to know Protect your practice - the AJ keeps you up-to-date with changes to regulations and legislation
The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters