Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo
by Nicholas de Monchaux
(MIT Press)

A story about the triumph of Oldenburg-like soft objects over phallic, rigid ones, and of hard-working seamstresses over hard-nosed engineers.

“Sewing a spacesuit was in many ways similar to sewing a bra or girdle—the Singer machines and pattern templates were identical.” - N. de Monchaux

One if Five Good Books by Adam Gopnik.


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