New York: Oxford University Press, 1948. Hardcover. First Edition. xiv, 743 pp. 4to. Dust jacket has minor scuffing and small closed tears at edges and a 3/4" loss at top right corner of rear panel, now in mylar cover. Red cloth boards with silver embossed titling. Previous owner has inscribed his name and date of gift in light blue ink on front pastedwon, they have also pasted a small plate to the first free endpaper of a typed quote by William Maitland, "Today we study the day before yesterday, in order that yesterday may not paralyze today, and that today may not cloud our vision of tomorrow." Fine / Very Good.
Siegfried Gideon (1888-1968) was an important influence on the International Movement in architecture and design. "Mechanization Takes Command" addresses mechanization in history and its impact on society. An impoortant book in the history of architecture and industrial design.