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The steampunk bible : an illustrated guide to the world of imaginary airships, corsets and goggles, mad scientists, and strange literature

Author: Jeff VanderMeer; S J Chambers
Publisher: New York : Abrams Image, ©2011.
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Discusses the steampunk movement in fiction, film, art, music, and fashion, tracing its history from Victorian science fiction novels and detailing its evolution into modern popular culture.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff VanderMeer; S J Chambers
ISBN: 9780810989580 0810989581
OCLC Number: 655303275
Notes: Contributors include: Desirina Boskovich, Greg Broadmore, Libby Bulloff, Molly Crabapple, G. D. Falksen, Jema Hewitt, Rick Klaw, Mike Mignola, Jess Nevins, Sean Orlando, Bruce Sterling, Catherynne M. Valente, Jake von Slatt, Scott Westerfeld and many more.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: It's a clockwork universe, Victoria: measuring the critical mass of steampunk --
An imaginary voyage to the past: steampunk origins in Victorian imagination and innovation --
Clanking metal men, Baroque airships, and clockwork worlds: the fiction, illustrated narratives, and story behind the stories --
From Forevertron to the Raygun rocketship and beyond: "making," art, craftsmanship, and aesthetic legitimacy --
Hair stays, goggles, corsets, clockwork guitars, and imaginary airships: fashion, accessories, music, and the steampunk subculture --
Magic lanterns, robot armies, giant tuning forks, and perambulating castles: steampunk movies and television --
The future of steampunk: will clockwork gears, mechanical corsets, and dirigibles be enough?
Responsibility: Jeff VanderMeer with S.J. Chambers.

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The first definitive and visual guide to the popular Sci-Fi/Victorian mash-up movement and its manifestations in popular culture.  Read more...

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