Since 1955, when they were first standardized, shipping containers have had a radical effect on our physical reality. Seven million of these steel containers are now moving around the world, and their measurements have defined the design of ships, railroad cars, trucks, and cargo airplanes, as well as the landscape of ports, airports, and trucking yards. And that doesn't even begin to touch on the wider and much more invisible system of distribution, of just-in-time-inventory, of information networks in which the container ...

Lot-Ek: Mobile Dwelling Unit 2003, D.A.P./University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781891024689

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