Art and Technics
Featuring a brand new creation by way of Casey Nelson Blake, this vintage textual content offers the essence of Mumford's perspectives at the precise but interpenetrating roles of know-how and the humanities in sleek tradition. Mumford contends that glossy man's overemphasis on technics has contributed to the depersonalization and vacancy of a lot of twentieth-century lifestyles. He concerns a decision for a renewed admire for inventive impulses and achievements. His repeated insistence that technological improvement take the Human as its measure―as good as his impassioned plea for humanity to utilize its "splendid prospects and promise" and opposite its development towards anomie and destruction―is ever extra suitable because the new century dawns.