The Existential Pleasures of Engineering (Ebook)

Samuel C. Florman

How engineering is not only fundamental to our society but also an expression of mankind's deepest creative impulses.

Humans have always sought to change their environment - building houses, monuments, temples and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession in The Existential Pleasures of Engineering.

Florman celebrates engineering as not only crucial and fundamental but also vital and alive; he views it as a response to some of our deepest impulses, an endeavour rich in spiritual and sensual rewards. An eloquent, witty and perceptive celebration of our deepest creative impulses, The Existential Pleasures of Engineering is an informative account of the modern-day engineer's experience.

Publication date: 01/10/2013

£8.99

ISBN: 9780285642508

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B00FD3MKKW

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Science & Mathematics

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering (Paperback)

Samuel C. Florman

How engineering is not only fundamental to our society but also an expression of mankind's deepest creative impulses.

Humans have always sought to change their environment - building houses, monuments, temples and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. Samuel Florman explores how engineers think and feel about their profession in The Existential Pleasures of Engineering.

Florman celebrates engineering as not only crucial and fundamental but also vital and alive; he views it as a response to some of our deepest impulses, an endeavour rich in spiritual and sensual rewards. An eloquent, witty and perceptive celebration of our deepest creative impulses, The Existential Pleasures of Engineering is an informative account of the modern-day engineer's experience.

Publication date: 31/05/2017

£15.00

ISBN: 9780285643727

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Science & Mathematics

Reviews for The Existential Pleasures of Engineering

'An urbane, witty, intellectually far-ranging, large-spirited hymn to homo faber.'

The Wall Street Journal 

Samuel C. Florman

Samuel C. Florman

Sam Florman is a writer as well as a practicing engineer and vice-president of Kreisler Borg Florman Construction Company. Florman was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1995, he is also a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the New York Academy of Sciences.