How useful is the archaeology of the present? In this tour de force the author takes an iconic structure o fmodern times - the radio telescope at Jodrell Bank - and reveals the conjuncture of its origins and its subsequent parallel lives in science, war, politics and the imagination. The modern example allows us to get behind the scenes and under the covers - into the mentality of monumentality, as it has probably always been, proxy for the zeitgeist. Sceptics should read on ...
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2010|
- twentieth century