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The Architecture of Error by Francesca Hughes

The Architecture of Error

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The Architecture of Error by Francesca Hughes
Paperback $37.00
Nov 07, 2014 | ISBN 9780262526364

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[a] hugely enjoyable and rather brilliant book …—Richard Marshall, 3:AM

Hughes’s target – one that she skewers with unerring accuracy – is the disciplinary obsession with precision at a material level. (…) She talks not of catastrophe, collapse and epic malfunction, but the pursuit of accuracy to the point of redundancy, and the debilitating effects this quest generates. The Architecture of Error, while it deals in specificities, necessarily provides a rich generalist history of the pitfalls of the sort of means-end rationality that became doctrinaire across almost all professions in the post-enlightenment age.

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