Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History by Sigfried GiedionMechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History by Sigfried Giedion

Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History

bySigfried Giedion, Stiftung Sigfried Giedion

Paperback | March 1, 2014

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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.

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.
Title:Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 10 × 7 × 2 inPublished:March 1, 2014Publisher:University of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081669043X

ISBN - 13:9780816690435


Editorial Reviews

"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