The Momentous, Uneventful Day
Gideon Haigh reflects on our ambivalent relationship to office work and office life, how we ended up with the offices we have, how they have reflected our best and worst instincts, and how these might be affected by a world in a time of contagion.
Like the factory in the nineteenth century, the office was the characteristic building form of the twentieth, shaping our cities and our lives.
Enlivened by citations from literature, film, and history, and interspersed with images, The Momentous, Uneventful Day is the ideal companion for the debate about the role offices will play in the future
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Gideon Haigh has been a journalist since 1984, and The Momentous, Uneventful Day is his fortieth book. His The Office: a hardworking history won the 2013 Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.
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