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Androids in the Enlightenment : mechanics, artisans, and cultures of the self

Author: Adelheid Voskuhl
Publisher: Chicago : Univ. of Chicago Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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The eighteenth century saw the creation of a number of remarkable mechanical androids. The author investigates two such automata - both depicting piano-playing women. She demonstrates that only in a  Read more...

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Named Person: Jean Paul; E T A Hoffmann
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adelheid Voskuhl
ISBN: 9780226034027 022603402X 9780226034164 022603416X 9780226034331 022603433X
OCLC Number: 906941801
Notes: Inhalt u.a.: E.T.A. Hoffmann, Jean Paul.
Introduction: androids, Enlightenment, and the human-machine boundary -- The harpsichord-playing android; or, clock-making in Switzerland -- The dulcimer-playing android; or, furniture-making in the Rhineland -- The design of the mechanics; or, sentiments replicated in clockwork -- Poetic engagement with piano-playing women automata -- The "Enlightenment automaton" in the modern industrial age.
Description: XIII, 279 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Adelheid Voskuhl.

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