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On The Job: Design And The American Office

On The Job: Design And The American Office


 American work spaces have gone through extensive changes since 1900, thanks to the forces of technology, real estate and finance, as well as evolving ideas on office organization and management. Innovations as commonplace as air conditioning and fluorescent lighting have had a profound impact, as have more modern phenomena such as virtual offices and telecommuting. This work presents office design throughout the 20th century through full-colour contemporary and period photographs, advertisements, and product manuals. Topics covered in the book include the representaion of the office in popular office; the evolution of the workstation and its emphasis on ergonomics and productivity; office design as a reflection of corporate culture from Larkin to Chiat/Day; and office architecture as a model of current business models.

  •  Paperback | 128 pages
  •  216 x 279 x 12.7mm | 488g
  •  New York, United States
  •  English
  •  70 colour illustrations, 80 b&w illustrations
  •  1568982410
  •  9781568982410

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