Departmental Papers (Architecture)

Document Type

Conference Paper

Date of this Version

January 2002


Presented at ACSA, 2002.


For architecture, the critical tool of the information age has been neither the telephone, the computer, nor even the network, but the constantly expanding Sweet's Catalog and the whole messy system of distributing information about building materials, products, and processes. Sweet's originated in the 1890s as a service of F.W. Dodge Construction (who also began publishing the Architectural Record at the same time).



Date Posted: 15 August 2008