Most of us spend upwards of eight hours a day, five days a week in an office. Shaped by everything from sexual politics to management theory, offices evolved over more than a century from the counting-houses of 19th-century clerks to the open plans and cubicles we love to hate. Author Nikil Saval traces how utopian design ideas became the soulless offices of today.

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  • Nikil Saval Editor, n+1; Author, "Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace"

Photos: How Have Our Offices Changed?

Nikil Saval traces how our office layouts and politics have changed over the years. These photos offer a glimpse of office life from the early 1900s through today.

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Excerpted from Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace Hardcover by Nikil Saval. Courtesy of Random House. Copyright 2014. All Rights Reserved.

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