Dead Tech. A Guide to the Archaeology of Tomorrow
San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1982. 1st US Edition. Quarto, publisher's stiff photo-illustrated wraps, french flaps.
First US edition of photographer Manfred Hamm's photo-essay on the decay of industrial technology. A commentary on the mechanical age’s decline and the effects of war and capitalism, the series documents wartime gun emplacements, steam locomotives, disintegrating piers, aircraft carrier graveyards, scrap heaps, deserted coal, steel, and nuclear power plants, and more. Text by historian Rolf Steinberg, with an introduction by Austrian journalist, environmentalist, and peace campaigner Robert Jungk, who predominantly wrote about issues relating to nuclear weapons. Illustrated with black-and-white plates. Originally published in West Berlin in 1981. Fine. Item #6666