L'art Génératif. Complements to the book text.
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1.4. The classical period
Descartes is a forerunner of digital with his methodical division and its new use of writing as a mathematically creative process. Read : La révolution symbolique. La constitution de l’écriture symbolique mathématique. by Michel Serfati. Editions Petra, Paris, 2005.
About Shakespeare, the structure, role of actors, intellectua property, read : 1599. A year on the life of William Shakespeare. by James Shapiro. Faber & Faber, London, 2005.
Bach and Rameau develop formal and theoretical tools for music composition.
Athanasius Kircher is famed for his automatic composer. But more a toy than a real research.