Mechanization Takes Command : A Contribution to Anonymous History, Paperback / softback Book

Mechanization Takes Command : A Contribution to Anonymous History Paperback / softback


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 \u201ccomfort\u201d as defined by advancements in furniture design.

A groundbreaking text when originally published, Giedion\u2019s pioneering work remains an important contribution to architecture, philosophy, and technology studies.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 608 pages
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
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  • Category: Colonial art
  • ISBN: 9780816690435



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