Richard Hamilton and Sigfried Giedion: Reaper
Publisher: JRP-Ringier 2017 ISBN: 9783037645048 Author: Richard Hamilton Format: Paperback, 288pp, 241x178mm
In 1949 Richard Hamilton created the Reaper print series as a reaction to Giedion's 1948 book Mechanization Takes Command, in which he describes the mechanisation of everyday life. Reproducing Hamilton's complete Reaper series alongside illustrations created by Giedion plus related images, this publication brings together seven essays by renowned international scholars. Among the many topics discussed are Hamilton's early works and exhibition installation practice, postwar British biotechnology and architecture, "Hippie Modernism" and the visual strategy of Giedion's books.