Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History

Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History


By (author) Sigfried Giedion

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  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Format: Paperback | 608 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 254mm x 50mm | 1,560g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Minnesota
  • ISBN 10: 081669043X
  • ISBN 13: 9780816690435
  • Illustrations note: 524 black and white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 224,616

Product description

Sigfried Giedion's encyclopedic book traces the various ways in which, for better and for worse, mechanization has assumed control of our lives, from modern systems of hygiene and waste management, to agricultural production, fashion, and beyond.

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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

"Many people have wondered what mechanization is doing to man; nobody yet has investigated, documented, and illustrated the question to the extent of this enormous and fascinating book." --"Time"