The Resource The rational factory : architecture, technology, and work in America's age of mass production, Lindy Biggs

The rational factory : architecture, technology, and work in America's age of mass production, Lindy Biggs

Label
The rational factory : architecture, technology, and work in America's age of mass production
Title
The rational factory
Title remainder
architecture, technology, and work in America's age of mass production
Statement of responsibility
Lindy Biggs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In their quest for a "rational" workplace, turn-of-the-century engineers and industrial architects recast the factory itself in the image of the machine. Indeed, they considered the factory building the "master machine," containing and coordinating all of the machinery within. Such rational factory planning improved production speed and the management of workers. Once created, the rational factory transformed the nature of work, both human and mechanical. In The Rational Factory, Lindy Biggs contends that factory design played a crucial role in the development of American mass production. Her interdisciplinary study draws from the fields of business history, engineering, technology, architecture, and theories of modernity. Why did some people want to rationalize the factory, she asks, and how did the system impact those who worked under it
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Biggs, Lindy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TS178
LC item number
.B54 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plant layout
  • Mass production
  • Production engineering
  • Industrial efficiency
  • Industrial efficiency
  • Mass production
  • Plant layout
  • Production engineering
  • Fabrieksgebouwen
  • Massaproductie
  • Massenfertigung
  • Industriebau
  • United States
  • USA
Label
The rational factory : architecture, technology, and work in America's age of mass production, Lindy Biggs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rationalizing production in nineteenth-century America
  • Industrial engineers and their "master machine"
  • The human machine : engineers and factory welfare work
  • Modernizing factories in the early twentieth century
  • The Crystal Palace : the Ford Motor Company's Highland Park Plant, 1910-1914
  • The rational factory : Highland Park's new shop, 1914-1919
  • Ford's most ambitious machine : the River Rouge Plant, 1919-1935
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780801872457
Lccn
96010947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780801852619
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34320623
  • (OCoLC)ocm34320623
Label
The rational factory : architecture, technology, and work in America's age of mass production, Lindy Biggs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rationalizing production in nineteenth-century America
  • Industrial engineers and their "master machine"
  • The human machine : engineers and factory welfare work
  • Modernizing factories in the early twentieth century
  • The Crystal Palace : the Ford Motor Company's Highland Park Plant, 1910-1914
  • The rational factory : Highland Park's new shop, 1914-1919
  • Ford's most ambitious machine : the River Rouge Plant, 1919-1935
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780801872457
Lccn
96010947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780801852619
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34320623
  • (OCoLC)ocm34320623

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