Modernism, and it's success, is intrinsically linked to the machine - after all, it was Le Corbusier that said a house was a machine for living in. Issue 47 turns its attention to the machine, from the biggest in the form of the Queen Elizabeth II passenger ship to the more humble Olivetti typewriter.
Inside James Reid welcomes us to the machine in his study of Data Centres, Jonathan Palmer-Hoffman takes a trip on a Sheffield Arts Tower Patenoster lift, Bethan McKnight exposes the inner working of plexiglass, and Amrit Randhawa looks at some early machine advances in graphic design production.
The Modernist is a quarterly publication about architecture and design in the 20th Century (fact). It is also a passionate, witty, academic, and thought-provoking read (another fact).