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American technological sublime

Author: David E Nye
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An historical study of the social construction of American technology from 1820 to the present.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David E Nye
ISBN: 026214056X 9780262140560 0262640341 9780262640343
OCLC Number: 30546317
Description: xx, 362 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The sublime --
The American sublime --
The railroad: the dynamic sublime --
Bridges and skyscrapers: the geometrical sublime --
The factory: from the pastoral mill to the industrial sublime --
The electrical sublime: the double of technology --
The electric cityscape: the unintended sublime --
Synthesis: the 1939 New York World'd fair --
Atomic bomb and Apollo XI:new forms of the dynamic sublime --
Rededicating the Statue of Liberty --
The consumer's sublime.
Responsibility: David E. Nye.

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An historical study of the social construction of American technology from 1820 to the present.

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