Available now for pre-order. This book addresses how and why architects, artists and designers manipulate reality. Front and center in this discourse is the role of rendering. Like drawing, rendering is an interdisciplinary, algorithmic, historically rooted cultural practice as much as it is a digital vocation. Its digitality is itself rich with conflict and contradiction. For example, rendering consumes and produces digital images. Likewise, rendering requires mastery of the digital to subvert digital aesthetics.