In this concluding volume of The Myth of the Machine, Mumford brings to a head his radical revisions of the stale popular conceptions of human and technological progress. Far from being an attack on science and technics, The Pentagon of Power seeks to establish a more organic social order based on technological resources. Index; photographs.
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Lewis Mumford (1895-1979) was the author of numerous important books on American culture, technology, architecture, and urban life, including Technics and Civilization (1934); The Culture of Cities (1938); The City in History (1961); Myth of the Machine I: Technics and Human Development (1967); and Myth of the Machine II: Pentagon of Power (1970).
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Book Description Secker & Warburg London, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. dustwrapper rubbed, chipped and torn with some creasing and splits along spine - ex library with resultant stamps etc - previous owners name in ink on front free endpaper - corners and spine ends a little bumped - Book ow/ solid, content clean and bright 495 pages. 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 614945
Book Description Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, GB, 1971. Hardback. Book Condition: VG+. Dust Jacket Condition: VG- DW. 1st Edition. Book is in very good plus condition with very minor signs of wear and/or age. Clean entire DW has some indentations to rear cover. SPECIAL POSTAGE RATES APPLY Packed weight 1100g. Bookseller Inventory # tem018.800
Book Description Secker & Warburg, London, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. In tidy condition with a similar dust jacket, part of The Myth Of The Machine series Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 057577
Book Description Secker & Warburg, UK, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good + +. First Edition. A seminal work - demonstrates how humankind has broken away from restraining codes and ideals to a commitment to ideology of the machine (Pentagon of Power) made up of 'progress, profit, productivity, property and publicity' with pleasure thrown in. This 'megamachine' is creating an ecological, cultural and personal world unlike any other. Dj is faded and sl. scuffed, edges are a little grubby o/w tight, clean copy. Inscription on fep (neat). Clipped flap. Bookseller Inventory # 000932