Sugar in the Air (Hardcover)

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Back in print after an absence of nearly 70 years, the facsimile edition of E. C. Large's novel Sugar in the Air is what we now call a "mash-up," made up of scientific research, social satire, and fictional flights of fancy. Sugar in the Air (1937) is a "scientific romance" in which the idea of extracting sugar from the air is held, for the duration of the book, in suspended disbelief by characters desperate for work in a period of economic recession. A description of the product development and manufacturing process doubles as a critique of capitalism's stewardship of technological progress that suggests alternative production models for today's designers.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780907259367
ISBN-10: 0907259367
Publisher: Hyphen Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2009
Pages: 447
Language: English