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Technics & Civilization

by Lewis Mumford

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Published by Harvest Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages495
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7366236M
ISBN 10015688254X
ISBN 109780156882545

Technics and Civilization first presented its compelling history of the machine and critical study of its effects on civilization in —before television, the personal computer, and the Internet even appeared on our periphery. Drawing upon art, science, philosophy, and the history of culture, . 'Technics and Civilization' first presented its compelling history of the machine and critical study of its effects on civilization in before television, the personal computer, and the Internet. Drawing upon art, science, philosophy, and the history of culture, Lewis Mumford explained the origin of the machine age and traced its social results, asserting that the development of.

The book we know as Technics and Civilization is an accident. Mumford intended to write a book not about the technological past but about the cultural future. He planned a brief discussion of machinery as a preface to a far more comprehensive cultural study, to which he gave the working title. Technic Civilization Books by Poul Anderson - Learn about the Technic Civilization Books: New Releases, upcoming books, video, excerpts and special features.

Technics and Civilization first presented its compelling history of the machine and critical study of its effects on civilization in before television, the personal computer, and the Internet even appeared on our periphery.. Drawing upon art, science, philosophy, and the history of culture, Lewis Mumford explained the origin of the machine age and traced its social results, asserting. Mumford's 'Technics and Civilization' was my second social discovery (after switching from tech to humanity in ). My first was Bonnie Shapiro's little red book, 'What Children Bring to Light,' which syncs with T&C. His key values that I recall (that are not mentioned here) were the.


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Technics & Civilization by Lewis Mumford Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Excellent for political or economic sociology or anthropology/5. Technics and Civilization first presented its compelling history of the machine and critical study of its effects on civilization in —before television, the personal computer, and the Internet even appeared on our periphery.

Drawing upon art, science, philosophy, and the history of culture, Lewis Mumford explained the origin of the machine age and traced its social results, asserting Price: $   Book Overview Technics and Civilization first presented its compelling history of the machine and critical study of its effects on civilization in before television, the personal computer, and the Internet even appeared on our periphery.5/5(5).

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Addeddate Identifier Identifier-ark ark://tf Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Scanner Internet Archive Python library dev4. Summary. Mumford’s study is the history of technics and the rise of technical civilization.

Its basic argument is now commonplace but no less revolutionary: that technics (a better frame than technologies) emerge from a complex interplay of social, material, cultural, and economic milieux, and in turn feed back into those milieux.

Technics and civilization as a whole are the result of human choices and aptitudes and machine itself makes no demands and holds out no promises: it is the human spirit that makes demands and keeps promises. In order to reconquer the machine and subdue it to human purposes, one must first understand it and assimilate by:   Equal parts powerful history and polemic criticism, Technics and Civilization was the first comprehensive attempt in English to portray the development of the machine age over the last thousand years—and to predict the pull the technological still holds over us s: A selection from Lewis Mumford's Technics and Civilization, Objectives More than any other device, the printed book oreleased people from the domination of the immediate and the local.

Doing so, it contributed further to the dissociation of medieval society: print made a greater impression than actual events, and by centering. Technics and Civilizationfirst presented its compelling history of the machine and critical study of its effects on civilization in —before television, the personal computer, and the Internet.

Equal parts powerful history and polemic, "Technics and Civilization" was the first comprehensive attempt in English to portray the development of the machine age over the last thousand years - and to predict the pull the technological still holds over us today.

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Equal parts powerful history and polemic criticism, 'Technics and Civilization' was the first comprehensive attempt in English to portray the development of the machine age over the last thousand years and to predict the pull the technological still holds over us today.

History Technics and Civilization first presented its compelling history of the machine and critical study of its effects on civilization in before television, the personal computer, and the Internet even appeared on our periphery.5/5(1).

texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. National Emergency Technics and civilization by Mumford, Lewis, Publication date Topics Technology and civilization, Industrial arts, Civilización, Maquinaria, Condiciones sociales, Inventos, Maatschappij, TechniekPages: Download Technics And Civilization in PDF and EPUB Formats for free.

Technics And Civilization Book also available for Read Online, mobi, docx and mobile and kindle reading. This is a history of the machine and a critical study of its effects on civilization.

Mumford has drawn on every aspect of life to explain the machine and to trace its social results. "An extraordinarily wide-ranging, sensitive, and provocative book about a subject upon which philosophers have so far shed but little light" (Journal of Philosophy).

Paperback. New. "Technics and Civilization" first presented its compelling history of the machine and critical study of its effects on civilization in - before television, the personal computer, and the Internet even appeared on our periphery. Drawing upon art, science, philosophy, and the history of.

This edition published in by Harcourt, Brace and company in New York. Written in English — pages This edition doesn't have a description yet."The questions posed in the first paragraph of Technics and Civilization still deserve our attention, nearly three-quarters of a century after they were written." - Technology and Culture "A brilliant historical and critical account of the effect of the artificial environment on man and of man on the environment, a necessary account, one for which we have waited too long in English.".Technics and Civilization (Lewis Mumford, –) Mumford was a prolific author for over 70 years, architectural critic and urban theorist, historian of technology and cities, intellectual generalist in a half dozen fields, biographer and man of letters, social activist and moral philosopher, and long-term watchdog over the condition and.