- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (May 31, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0500516766
- ISBN-13: 978-0500516768
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.8 x 13.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 76 customer reviews
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#125,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #19 in Books > Arts & Photography > Photography & Video > Individual Photographers > Artists' Books
- #49 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Industrial, Manufacturing & Operational Systems > Manufacturing
- #85 in Books > Arts & Photography > Photography & Video > Equipment, Techniques & Reference > Handbooks & Manuals
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“A new book full of gorgeous and meticulously organized photographs of old school and modern tech broken down and laid bare.”
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“The photos are enjoyable as pure eye candy, but they also illustrate the history of modern manufacturing.”
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“A geeky adoration of design, disassembly, and tinkering.”
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“. . . 50 disassembled classics of mechanical and electronic design, with the components first arrayed in formal order and then in midair freefall.”
- The New York Times Book Review
“Fifty objects and 21,959 components later, Mr. McLellan is still disassembling objects.”
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About the Author
Todd McLellan is a Toronto-based photographer who specializes in automotive, commercial, and conceptual work.
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Why: I purchased this book because I don't believe 20x200 is coming back online any time soon and I needed some Todd McLellan in my life. His work is wonderful, so I suggest you get his book too - and maybe a second one for a friend that you really like.
Where: This book lives open on a vintage shop desk in my house. Every couple of days I turn the page to enjoy another creative composition. It's a bound work of art - so it deserves to be displayed and not shelved.
Who: You will like this book too if you enjoy picture books, tinkering, sculpture, science fairs, art, photography, the creative process or are old enough to identify most of the products photographed.
How: Since I am an adult, I bought this book on amazon with my own money.
When: I pre-ordered this book because I knew it would be awesome, and I was right. Seriously - buy it now - what are you waiting for?