✽ Timekeepers Author Simon Garfield – Diclofenac16.us

Timekeepers Time Flies Like An Arrow, But Fruit Flies Like A Banana The Beatles Learn To Be Brilliant In An Hour And A Half An Englishman Arrives Back From Calcutta But Refuses To Adjust His Watch Beethoven Has His Symphonic Wishes Ignored A US Senator Begins A Speech That Will Last For 25 Hours The Horrors Of War Are Frozen At The Click Of A Camera A Woman Designs A Ten Hour Clock And Reinvents The Calendar Roger Bannister Lives Out The Same Four Minutes Over A Lifetime And A Prince Attempts To Stop Time In Its Tracks.Timekeepers Is A Book About Our Obsession With Time And Our Desire To Measure It, Control It, Sell It, Film It, Perform It, Immortalise It And Make It Meaningful It Has Two Simple Intentions To Tell Some Illuminating Stories, And To Ask Whether We Have All Gone Completely Nuts.

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  1. says:

    I spend a lot of time hah thinking about how little we understand the way people in the past actually lived, day to day, simply because technology that we now take for granted has changed things we don t even think about I take it for granted that I can know the precise time, as we currently measure it, all the time I take it for granted that I can flick a switch and have light even in the middle of the night These things mould and shape my perception of our world, but they are artifacts of I spend a lot of time hah thinking about how little we understand the way people in the past actually lived, day to day, simply because technology that we now take for granted has changed things we don t even think about I take it for granted that I can know the precise time, as we currently measure it, all the time I take it for granted that I can flick a switch and have light even in the middle of the night These things mould and shape my perception of our world, but they are artifacts of the present society, not inviolate states of being Timekeepers looks at our fascination, or our obsession as the subtitle bills it, with time, and the way this obsession has evolved hand...


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    Timekeepers by Simon Garfield 4 stars 8 out of 10I have heard good things about other books by Simon Garfield, especially Mauve How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World , so was interested in reading his latest book Timekeepers In Timekeepers , Garfield is exploring our obsessions with time.Garfield has written an interesting book, looking at all sorts of aspects, both historical and current, relating to timekeeping These range from the standardisation of national times, res Timekeepers by Simon Garfield 4 stars 8 ou...


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    Time is one of those entities that we cannot buy nor store it just grinds inexorably on tick, tock second by second, and once gone can never be had again And yet we still never have enough of it In the days before clocks, we timed our lives by the rising and setting of the sun, working and resting as the light came and went Even your cheapest wristwatch is incredibly accurate when compared to the timepieces 100 years ago But in this m...


  4. says:

    3.5Simon Garfield has written some great books and I particularly love his editing of Mass Observation Diaries He picks some really interesting subjects to write about, so I was excited to receive an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley.It s a bit curate s egg I enjoyed the mix of personal anecdote and what was clearly extensive research The book starts off with Garfield having an accident on his bicycle and feeling that time stood still as he flew over the handle bars onto the road he 3.5Simon Garfield has written some great books and I particularly love his editing of Mass Observation Diaries He picks so...


  5. says:

    I d always vaguely meant to get round to Garfield s previous book about typefaces, while at the same time suspecting that unlike some friends I m not quite enough of a font fiend for it But perhaps I would have been better off with that than this, precisely because I d know less of the material The progression from the railwa...


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    Rather than an in depth study of time or a chronological history, Timekeepers islike a collection of essays inspired by timekeeping in one way or another.I already knew a little about how the railways forced Britain to nationalise time and the chapter concerning them filled in some gaps for me I wonder if the act stating that clocks on public buildings must be kept accurate is still in force Elsewhere Simon explores how artists have portrayed time and used clocks in their work, branching Rather than an in depth study of time or a chronological history, Timekeepers islike a collection of essays inspired by timekeeping in one way or another.I already knew a little about how the railways forced Britain to nationalise time and the chapter concerning them filled in some gaps for me I wonder if the act stating that clocks on public buildings must be kept accurate is still in force Elsewhere Simon explores how artists have portrayed time and used clocks in their work, branching off to tell us about some of theunusual calendars people have tried to adopt in the past.I particularly liked the chapters regarding time in film and photography There s Muybridge best known for his photographs of a horse galloping and Nick Ut famous for a single photo from Vietnam an...


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    A collection of essays on time, from hanging from the minute hand in a movie to the art of watchmaking I found this a fascinating read and Simon s quirky humour really adds to the book A sign of a good book is when I spend ages telling people about bits I ve learnt, I had some great discussions about when we adopted modern time and the influence the railway had on that, living in this day it is really difficult to imagine the chaos of time in different cities around the UK Time also seems to A collection of essays on time, from hanging from the minute hand in a movie to the art of watchmaking I found this a fascinating read and Simon s quirky humour really adds to the book A sign of a good book is when I spend ages telling people about bits I ve learnt, I had some great discussions about when we adopted modern time and the influence the railway had on that, living in this day it is really difficult to imagine the chaos of time in different cities around the UK Time also seems to have been affected in this book, the start mentions a moment when the author fell off his bike and ...


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    I admit it I am obsessed with time I am retired sort of and have been since my company was bought out in 2009 and I decided at the ripe old age of 36 that I didn t want to undergo complete life upheaval to work for a vast behemoth in a vast city Since then I ve moved back to the area where I grew up, gotten...


  9. says:

    The premise of Timekeepers was intriguing to me because I have always been interested in perception of time The segments were shorter than I preferred, and sometimes I cravedelaboration, and less dry humor I enjoyed most of the book The footnotes were sometimes disruptive of the rhythm of the a...


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    Patchy collection of essays inspired by timekeepingThis is a difficult one to review, as being a collection of essays, some I found fascinating, others I couldn t wait to finish It s a great subject and there s some ...

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