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Mechanization Takes Command

Mechanization Takes Command

A Contribution to Anonymous History

  • Author: Sigfried Giedion
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Industrial arts
  • Page: 743
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McLuhan in Space

McLuhan in Space

A Cultural Geography

  • Author: Richard Cavell
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 9780802086587
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 322
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Demonstrates how McLuhan extended insights derived from advances in physics and artistic experimentation into a theory of acoustic space which he then used to challenge the assumptions of visual space that had been produced through print culture.

Mechanization Takes Command

Mechanization Takes Command

A Contribution to Anonymous History

  • Author: Sigfried Giedion
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Industrial arts
  • Page: 743
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Capitalism Takes Command

Capitalism Takes Command

The Social Transformation of Nineteenth-Century America

  • Author: Michael Zakim,Gary J. Kornblith
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226451097
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 358
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Most scholarship on nineteenth-century America’s transformation into a market society has focused on consumption, romanticized visions of workers, and analysis of firms and factories. Building on but moving past these studies, Capitalism Takes Command presents a history of family farming, general incorporation laws, mortgage payments, inheritance practices, office systems, and risk management—an inventory of the means by which capitalism became America’s new revolutionary tradition. This multidisciplinary collection of essays argues not only that capitalism reached far beyond the purview of the economy, but also that the revolution was not confined to the destruction of an agrarian past. As business ceaselessly revised its own practices, a new demographic of private bankers, insurance brokers, investors in securities, and start-up manufacturers, among many others, assumed center stage, displacing older elites and forms of property. Explaining how capital became an “ism” and how business became a political philosophy, Capitalism Takes Command brings the economy back into American social and cultural history.

Software Takes Command

Software Takes Command

  • Author: Lev Manovich
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1623567459
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 357
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Offers the first look at the aesthetics of contemporary design from the theoretical perspectives of media theory and 'software studies'.

Plumbing

Plumbing

Sounding Modern Architecture

  • Author: Nadir Lahiji,Daniel S. Friedman
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • ISBN: 9781568981079
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 232
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One of the fundamental tenets of modernism was its image of hygiene, its ideal of bringing cleanliness and order to the great unwashed, as evident in Adolf Loos's 1898 article, Plumbers. Using Loos as a point of departure, the essays in this collection examine architecture through the multiple meanings inherent in plumbing - from the pipes of modern hygiene, to the plumb line of the right angle, to Marcel Duchamp's Ready-made urinal.

Rockingham County

Rockingham County

  • Author: Scott Hamilton Suter,Cheryl Lyon
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738517247
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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Named for a British Prime Minister and carved from Augusta County in 1777, Rockingham County lies at the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. As home to a portion of the Great Wagon Road running southwest from Pennsylvania, the county's culture and landscape reflect the influence of ethnic groups migrating to the frontier along this trail. Rockingham County's rich agricultural traditions have been a constant throughout its history, and while recent population increases have led to the disappearance of much of its rolling farmland, the county maintains a strong adherence to its agricultural past.

Clean

Clean

An Unsanitised History of Washing

  • Author: Katherine Ashenburg
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1847653367
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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'I return to Paris in five days. Stop washing.' So wrote Napoleon to Josephine in an age when body odour was considered an aphrodisiac. In stark contrast, the Romans used to bath for hours each day. Ashenburg's investigation of history's ambivalence towards personal hygiene takes her through plague-ridden streets, hospitals and battlefields. From the bizarre prescriptions of doctors to the eccentricities of famous bathers, she presents us with all the twists and turns that have led us to our own, arbitrary notion of 'clean'.