Tuesday, February 24, 2009

efficiency is all I seek



Title: Motion Study: A method for increasing the efficiency of the workman
Author: Frank B. Gilbreth
Date of creation: 2009
Date of publication: 1911
Dimensions (in): 8x5.5x.75
Description: "Motion Study": full vellum binding (three-piece structure); title stamped in gold on front board. Illustrations on rear board and spine stamped in gold; culled from the writings of Frank Gilbreth and Frederick Taylor, pioneers in the field of efficiency studies as applied to hand work. The papers used for the endpapers and lining underneath the vellum are composed of compiled images from the Gilbreth and Taylor studies, with the images varying across the book. The papers lining the vellum were dyed in shades of blue and green; the edges of the textblock are dyed dark green, with green leather endbands.

Proust still in process; lacked the final aesthetic synthesis sought.

reading airline itineraries
weather sunny with a chance of spring