Must have book if you are a geek
This extraordinary book makes visible the inner complexity of some of the world's most iconic products. Photographer Todd McLellan disassembles mechanical relics such as the typewriter and modern gadgets such as the iPad, before laying them out and photographing them in meticulously detailed arrangements, or capturing them in an exploded form, the individual pieces frozen in mid-air. Essays by people who work within the world of disassembly and restoration accompany each chapter.
McLellan's photographs seek to challenge our disposable culture by making transparent all the things that we regularly throw away. Truly unique. " A new book full of gorgeous and meticulously organized photographs of old school and modern tech broken down and laid bare. The photos are enjoyable as pure eye candy, but they also illustrate the history of modern manufacturing. McLellan s photographs seek to challenge our disposable culture by making transparent all the things that we regularly throw away." A geeky adoration of design, disassembly, and tinkering. . . . 50 disassembled classics of mechanical and electronic design, with the components first arrayed in formal order and then in midair freefall. Fifty objects and 21,959 components later, Mr. McLellan is still disassembling objects. Truly unique. This fascinating book showcases unique photos of 50 design classics in a dismantled, meticulously rearranged form--including an iPad, grand piano and an espresso machine.
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 20th May 2013
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 34.92 x 24.77 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.23
Edition Number: 1