The Steampunk Bible

The Steampunk Bible

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Steampunka€”a grafting of Victorian aesthetic and punk rock attitude onto various forms of science-fiction culturea€”is a phenomenon that has come to influence film, literature, art, music, fashion, and more. The Steampunk Bible is the first compendium about the movement, tracing its roots in the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells through its most recent expression in movies such as Sherlock Holmes. Its adherents celebrate the inventor as an artist and hero, re-envisioning and crafting retro technologies including antiquated airships and robots. A burgeoning DIY community has brought a distinctive Victorian-fantasy style to their crafts and art. Steampunk evokes a sense of adventure and discovery, and embraces extinct technologies as a way of talking about the future. This ultimate manual will appeal to aficionados and novices alike as author Jeff VanderMeer takes the reader on a wild ride through the clockwork corridors of Steampunk history. Praise for The Steampunk Bible: qThe Steampunk Bible is an informed, informative and beautifully illustrated survey of the subject.q -The Financial Times qThe Steampunk Bible is far and away the most intriguing catalog of all things steam yet written.q -The Austin Chronicle a€œIta€™s hard to imagine how VanderMeer and Chambers could have put together a stronger collection. Its publication marks a significant, self-conscious moment in the history of the movement.a€ a€” Wells, including Disneya#39;s 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Time Machine, and the iconic The Fabulous World of ... (1996) that featured a bloated Marlon Brando performing a piano duet with an unfortunate genetic misfit affectionatelyanbsp;...

Title:The Steampunk Bible
Author:Jeff VanderMeer, S. J. Chambers
Publisher:Abrams - 2012-06-01


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