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Technology may be architecture’s worst enemy

Is another aesthetic backlash on horizon?
Published on Nov 7, 2008

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by CareyBot

In the days of laborious handcrafting, before the coming of the Industrial Revolution, ornament such as carving or engraving was a hallmark of extraordinary quality. Yet with the advent of mass production in the mid-19th century, automated machinery could replicate the most elaborate decoration at nominal cost, whether for a piece of furniture or a whole house.

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