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    DescriptionYou mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the world's work - our work - gets done. From 'Bartleby the Scrivener' to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, 'Cubed' is a fascinating, often funny, and sometimes disturbing anatomy of the white-collar world and how it came to be the way it is - and what it might become.

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    A Secret History of the Workplace
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nikil Saval
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    ISBN 13: 9780385536578
    ISBN 10: 0385536577

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17820
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.2
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    B&T Approval Code: A46150000
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    LC classification: HF5547 .S33 2014
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, KCF, KJWX, KJW, KJWB
    Illustrations note
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Doubleday & Co Inc.
    Publication date
    02 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Nikil Saval is an editor of "n+1." He lives in Philadelphia. This is his first book. His first two real jobs were as an editorial assistant in publishing companies--in cubicles.
    Review quote
    Praise for "Cubed" ..". Excellent ... fresh and intellectually omnivorous ... Saval is a vigorous writer, and a thoughtful one. What puts him above the rank of most nonfiction authors, even some of the better ones, is that he doesn't merely present information. He turns each new fact over in his mind, right in front of you, holding it to the light." --Dwight Garner, "T""he New York Times " ""Cubed" is...a pleasure to read: beautifully written and clearly organized. Since many Americans now, women as well as men, spend more than half their waking hours at work, it's also an important exploration." --Richard Sennett, "T""he New York Times Book Review " "Lush, funny, and unexpectedly fascinating ... [G]enius ... "Cubed" stands as one of those books readers can open to any page and find the kind of insight they'll want to yank strangers out of their bus or subway seats and repeat ... [A] beautifully written, original, and essential masterpiece." --Jerry Stahl, "Bookforum " "There are a lot of books about work... but "Cubed" offers something different: an entertaining look at the history of the modern worker that the modern worker can actually learn from." "--"Rosecrans Baldwin, NPR "Impressive... Beautifully written... delightfully readable..." "--"Martin Filler, "The New York Review of Books" "Thorough and diligent...Saval works hard, and effectively, to demonstrate how the evolution of workspaces paralleled social shifts in the workforce that we're still living out.... Saval is a tireless researcher, and he turns phrases with a flair that would get an Organization Man fired." "--"Jennifer Howard, "The Washington Post Book World " ..". Cleverly pieced together...subtle and sophisticated." --Jill Lepore, " The New Yorker " "Nikil Saval's new book, "Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace," is a fascinating guide to the intellectual history of the American office. Part cultural history, part archi