Mechanization Takes Command

Mechanization Takes Command A Contribution to Anonymous History

First University of Minnesota Press edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

First 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780816690435
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Pub date:
Edition: First University of Minnesota Press edition
DEWEY: 609
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 785
Weight: 1614g
Height: 181mm
Width: 255mm
Spine width: 48mm