The Grammar of Copy

The acts of appropriation, replica, copy, and montage have been inherent to the practice of architecture for centuries. Only with modernization at the turn of the nineteenth century did notions of authorship and copyright emerge, along with a new status institutionalized as a profession and pedagogically imparted by universities. As part of the workshop Quotes & Appropriation the presentation illustrates the cyclical return in architectural culture and debate of the »problem of the copy.«