Pandaemonium, 1660-1886: The Coming of the Machine as Seen by Contemporary Observers (Paperback)
Pandaemonium was the biggest single inspiration for the Olympics Opening Ceremony . . . the book is the equivalent of Pepys giving a guided tour of the birth of electricity and the mechanical age--it's brilliant, exciting, and essential.--Danny Boyle
Humphrey Jennings was a film maker and one of the co-founders of the Mass Observation Project.