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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: Steampunk fiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
handböcker, manualer, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff VanderMeer; S J Chambers
ISBN: 9780810989580 0810989581
OCLC Number: 655303275
Description: 224 p. : ill., photographs ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
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: art, "making," 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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