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The Computer. A History from the 17th Century to Today

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Ripercorrete l’evoluzione dei calcolatori in questa rassegna per immagini dell’Era dell’informazione, dai mainframe ai cellulari. L’indagine di Jens Müller presenta le invenzioni che hanno inaugurato l’era digitale, spiegando perché innovazioni come il cercapersone, internet e il computer hanno trasformato irreversibilmente il nostro mondo.
Copertina rigida9.7 x 14.6 in.8.58 lb472 pagine

“Il valore aggiunto, oltre ai testi in italiano sono le storie dietro ogni scatto: Muller ha messo insieme un racconto, non un’enciclopedia. E il lettore ringrazia.”

La Stampa

“Ricco volume fotografico che in 472 pagine ricostruisce la storia del computer affidandosi a foto curiose e mai banali.”

La Repubblica

“Che cos’e’ un computer? E’ la domanda centrale di un librone di settecento pagine della TASCHEN. E, lungi dall’essere l’interrogativo amatoriale di una casa editrice specializzata in arte, e’ una domanda filosofica. Il libro ne squaderna la filogenesi, dale profezie ottocentesche di Charles Babbage e Ada Lovelace ai server di ChatGPT.”

Il Venerdi di Repubblica
I libri XL hanno un'altezza minima di 34 cm, ad eccezione dei titoli in formato orizzontale.
The Computer

The Computer


Come abbiamo creato il computer

Dalla prima calcolatrice ai giorni nostri

The story of the evolution of machines in computer history is full of the disruptive innovations that have led to today’s world. From the early beginnings of computing to the bulky mainframe to the personal computer era, we now live in an almost entirely digital age.

The Computer explores steps from the first ideas of a calculating machine in the 19th century and early experiments with autonomous driving in the 1920s to oversized office computers in the 1950s to laptops and wearables of today. Jens Müller delivers a visual understanding of the emergence of the Information Age that hasn’t been shown before. Tracing the stories of tech visionaries, pioneers, and entrepreneurs, the book combines compelling visuals, historical documents, and in-depth explanations to reveal significant events in computer history. Encompassing the invention of machines, coding, and software development, as well as technology's influence on today's political landscape.

This survey presents creations from Ada Lovelace, Charles Babbage, Alan Turing, Grace Hopper, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs. Showcasing forgotten gadgets and prototypes connecting iconic products such as the Apple Macintosh and the Sony Play Station. As well as remembering milestones in software development, videogaming, and the web. Infographics explain wireless communication and other fundamental technical concepts, while the history of corporations such as IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Atari, Amazon, and Google is retraced through rare photographs and advertising campaigns.

A fascinating read, this book acknowledges the computer’s stupendous power and social impact. For techies and everyone interested in culture, economics, politics, and science, it illustrates how we got here today and helps us ask better questions about where we will be tomorrow.

Jens Müller è nato a Coblenza (Germania) nel 1982 e ha studiato graphic design. Vincitore di numerosi premi nazionali e internazionali per il design, Müller è direttore creativo dello studio di progettazione Vista, a Düsseldorf, curatore di A5, una collana di volumi sulla storia del graphic design, nonché autore di Logo Modernism. È inoltre docente di progettazione d’impresa presso l’Università di scienze applicate e arti di Dortmund.

The Computer. A History from the 17th Century to Today
Copertina rigida24.6 x 37.2 cm3.89 kg472 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-7334-4

Edizione: Multilingue (Francese, Inglese, Tedesco)

ISBN 978-3-8365-7335-1

Edizione: Multilingue (Inglese, Italiano, Spagnolo)
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14 Valutazioni

Catherine B.,6 aprile 2024
Well packaged to prevent any damage. Beautiful book

Very happy with it!

Jason M.,26 marzo 2024
I am very happy with this product. The delivery was nicely packaged and arrived very fast to me in Ireland. The book itself is of fantastic quality, for its XL size as well. I really love the top quality of the page and the content itself is fascinating. I will come back to review the reading, but as for the book itself I am very pleased! I see some reviewers were picky about what was included and not in this edition. I can only say that they should reach out to Taschen and ask that inclusions be made in future editions. But for me that just wants an overview of the history of the Computer and its evolution, I was satisfied. I just hope those changes are made in future editions to make a happier reading audience that have more knowledge in these areas. But I can also say that you can't make everyone happy no matter how you approach it. Thank you Taschen, I have faith for more awesome stunning books in future!

This is GREAT!

E. G.,25 ottobre 2023
Very well done. Fun to just look at.

besser geht's kaum

Jens K.,20 ottobre 2023
dreisprachiger Bildband (E,D,Fr). extrem umfangreicher "Ritt durch die Geschichte" der Datenverarbeitung und elektr(on)ischen Kommunikation etc.; alles textlich nur kurz angerissen aber auch fast alles abgedeckt. Layout und Illustration phantastisch bis hin zu mehreren CAD-Nachbildungen berühmter Geräte z.T. über die Doppelseite. Qualtität der Darstellungen sehr hoch, aufwändig gemacht - diesbezüglich ein Meilenstein. Für alle, die bereits Bildbände hierzu haben und die Geschichte schon kennen, ist das Buch trotzdem ein "must have".


ewaldomaro,16 ottobre 2023
5 Sterne sind zu wenig !

Sehr gut!

Susi,13 ottobre 2023
Tolles Buch! Großartige "Aufarbeitung" der letzten Computerjahrzehnte, viele "neue" Infos, gutes Material, sehr wertig. Hier hat sich der hohe Preis gelohnt.