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Incredible Man-Machine Analogies

Dr. Fritz Kahn (1888-1968) was a world-famous popular science writer who illustrated the form and function of the human body with spectacular, modern man-machine analogies.

Fritz Kahn’s books and illustrations explored the inner machinery of the human body, using metaphors of modern industrial life. Kahn turned the brain into a complex factory with light projectors, conveyor belts, secretaries and cinema screens; he showed the journeys of blood cells as locomotives encircling the globe; and he compared bones to modern building materials such as reinforced concrete.

Der Mensch als Industriepalast [Man as Industrial Palace] from Henning Lederer on Vimeo.

Bogdan

Bogdan is the founder of Top Design Magazine. You can find him in Bucharest-Romania so next time you want to drink a beer there and talk about web and stuff, give him a message.

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