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Today and Tomorrow Volume 12 Industry and the Machine

Hephaestus or the Soul of the Machine Ouroboros, or the Mechanical Extension of Mankind Artifex, or the Future of Craftsmanship Wireless Possibilities

By Fournier d'Albe, Garrett, Gloag, Low

Routledge – 2008 – 364 pages

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    978-0-415-46317-1
    April 1st 2008

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Volume 12 (4 titles bound in one volume) 978-0-415-46317-1 £80.00

Hephaestus, or the Soul of the Machine

E E Fournier d’Albe

Originally published in 1925

"An exceedingly clever defence of machinery." Architects’ Journal

"…a thought-provoking essay." Birmingham Post

Will the machine ultimately enslave or save the human race? This is the question which this volume addresses in a study of the machine and the mechanistic age in which we live.

76pp

Ouroborus, or the Mechanical Extension of Mankind

G Garrett

Originally published in 1926

"This brilliant and provoking book." Observer

"A significant essay…calculated to make our flesh creep." Spectator

Will the machines in the end drive the world to destruction? What will happen when the machines have raised productiveness so high that even the poor are provided with ample luxuries? The volume predicts that with decreasing demand there will be widespread unemployment, a struggle for new markets which become impossible to find and finally a failure of food supply.

90pp

Artifex or the Future of Craftsmanship

John Gloag

Originally published in 1926

"An able and interesting summary…" Times Literary Supplement

This volume sketches the history of craftsmanship and examines the possibilities in the use of machinery to extend craftsmanship and make beautiful articles of commerce.

90pp

Wireless Possibilities

A M Low

Originally published in 1924.

"As might be expected from an inventor who is always so fresh, he has many interesting things to say." Evening Standard

As well as discussing the importance of sound in wireless transmission, this volume looks at the many developments and uses for wireless communication in the future such as radio television and wireless in war.

68pp. 4 black & white diagrams.

Contents

Today and Tomorrow Volume 12 Industry and the Machine includes Hephaestus, or the Soul of the Machine by E E Fournier d’Albe, Ouroborus, or the Mechanical Extension of Mankind by G Garrett, Artifex or the Future of Craftsmanship by John Gloag and Wireless Possibilities by A M Low. 362pp

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Description: By Fournier d'Albe, Garrett, Gloag, Low. Volume 12 (4 titles bound in one volume) 978-0-415-46317-1 £80.00 Hephaestus, or the Soul of the Machine E E Fournier d’Albe Originally published in 1925 "An exceedingly clever defence of machinery."...
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