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The Resource Mechanization takes command : a contribution to anonymous history, Siegfried Giedion ; afterword by Stanislaus von Moos

Mechanization takes command : a contribution to anonymous history, Siegfried Giedion ; afterword by Stanislaus von Moos

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Mechanization takes command : a contribution to anonymous history
Title
Mechanization takes command
Title remainder
a contribution to anonymous history
Statement of responsibility
Siegfried Giedion ; afterword by Stanislaus von Moos
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a republication of an influential book first published in 1948. It is a follow-up to the author's 1941 book Space, Time, and Architecture a philosophical book that looked at the modern divide between thought and feeling. In this text, the author explores what he believes to be the root cause: how mechanization affects human beings. It is an early and important attempt at a social history of everyday life, written with the certainty that understanding the history of mechanization is vital, and that the more a group is focused on ideas of progress, futurism, and further mechanization, the more likely they are to discard objects or records that would allow anyone to accurately reconstruct the past, and so these must be gathered and preserved if we wish to understand how society has and has not changed. The book begins with a section on anonymous history (what we would now call social history). It moves on to a section on the history of ideas and attitudes toward mechanization in Europe from the classical and medieval eras through 1939, and then case studies and history of mechanization in craft and industry (traditional European men's work), agriculture, domestic spaces (interior design), household work (kitchen and laundry, with a section on attitudes about women's roles), and the bathroom. The conclusion looks at the illusion of progress. The book will be valuable to readers for its original purpose, as a history of the objects of everyday Western life with philosophical implications newly relevant to the reshaping of everyday communication through digital mechanization. It will also be useful to readers interested in the history of architecture, philosophy, and technology. The book is fully illustrated with black and white diagrams, historical advertisements, and photographs. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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338005
Cataloging source
DLC
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1888-1968
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Giedion, S.
Dewey number
609
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T19
LC item number
.G54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rybczynski, Witold
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True
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  • Industrial arts
  • Mechanization
  • Inventions
Target audience
adult
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a contribution to anonymous history
Label
Mechanization takes command : a contribution to anonymous history, Siegfried Giedion ; afterword by Stanislaus von Moos
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Publication
Note
"First published in 1948 by Oxford University Press."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1012307
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First University of Minnesota Press edition.
Extent
785 pages
Isbn
9780816690435
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013040462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780816690435
Label
Mechanization takes command : a contribution to anonymous history, Siegfried Giedion ; afterword by Stanislaus von Moos
Publication
Note
"First published in 1948 by Oxford University Press."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1012307
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First University of Minnesota Press edition.
Extent
785 pages
Isbn
9780816690435
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013040462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780816690435

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