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Mechanization Takes Command By Siegfried Giedion,

  • Title: Mechanization Takes Command
  • Author: Siegfried Giedion
  • ISBN: 9780195005554
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Over the last 200 years mechanization has moved from being a marginal marvel, of interest to scientists tinkerers, to the dominant condition of modern society economy, so much so that it s now easy to imagine a future where mechanization even enters into the human mind body Siegfried Giedion s extraordinary, encyclopedic book traces the various ways in wOver the last 200 years mechanization has moved from being a marginal marvel, of interest to scientists tinkerers, to the dominant condition of modern society economy, so much so that it s now easy to imagine a future where mechanization even enters into the human mind body Siegfried Giedion s extraordinary, encyclopedic book traces the various ways in which, for better for worse, mechanization has assumed control of our lives, from modern systems of hygiene waste management, to agricultural production, fashion beyond This book isn t only clearly written but also eloquent thoughtful in its investigation of mechanization s reach appeal It offers fascinating insights into the intersection between mechanization the imagination, as manifested in literature the visual arts With a wealth of unusual intriguing illustrations taken from old sales catalogs, industrial manuals, magazines other sources, this book constitutes a remarkable endlessly suggestive history of modernity itself, as comprehensive as it is provocatively eccentric.ForewordAnonymous history Springs of mechanizatonMeans of mechanization locks, assembly line Mechanization encounters the organic agriculture, bread making, meat production Mechanization encounters human surroundings furniture Mechanization encounters the household kitchen, laundering, refrigeration Mechanization of the bath ConclusionList of IllustrationsIndex
    Mechanization Takes Command Over the last years mechanization has moved from being a marginal marvel of interest to scientists tinkerers to the dominant condition of modern society economy so much so that it s now easy to

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    1. This is one of those rare books that takes a simple idea mechanization and examines its permutations is all aspects of human invention, from lock making to painting It has a straightforward, understandable, premise that is proven exhaustively I studied history for many years and this is my favourite history book, bar none.

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