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    DescriptionFirst published in 1948, "Mechanization Takes Command" is an examination of mechanization and its effects on everyday life. A monumental figure in the field of architectural history, Sigfried Giedion traces the evolution and resulting philosophical implications of such disparate innovations as the slaughterhouse, the Yale lock, the assembly line, tractors, ovens, and "comfort" as defined by advancements in furniture design. A groundbreaking text when originally published, Giedion's pioneering work remains an important contribution to architecture, philosophy, and technology studies.

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    Mechanization Takes Command
    A Contribution to Anonymous History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sigfried Giedion
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 608
    Width: 176 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 50 mm
    Weight: 1,560 g
    ISBN 13: 9780816690435
    ISBN 10: 081669043X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    DC22: 609
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.0
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: TBX
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26820
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000, TEC057000, SCI041000
    Abridged Dewey: 609
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037030, ARC005000, DES008000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 609
    LC classification: T19 .G54 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: TBX
    Illustrations note
    524 black and white illustrations
    University of Minnesota Press
    Imprint name
    University of Minnesota Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Sigfried Giedion (1888-1968) taught at the Federal Institute of Technology and was Mellon Lecturer at the Washington National Gallery and the Charles Elliot Norton Lecturer at Harvard University. His other works include "Space, Time, and Architecture" and "The Eternal Present."
    Review quote
    "Giedion reveled in the splendor of such humble things, the stuff of ordinary life. He studied them lovingly and sought to convey to his readers a sense of their inner beauty, mystery, and wonder." --"Technology and Culture"