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Falling in love with statues : artificial humans from Pygmalion to the present

Author: George L Hersey
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press ; Bristol : University Presses Marketing [distributor], 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Falling in love (and out of love) with statues, the author reveals has helped us since antiquity to understand, improve, and empower ourselves. He narrates a powerful history of artificial life at a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George L Hersey
ISBN: 9780226327792 0226327795
OCLC Number: 222153047
Description: pages cm
Contents: The island goddesses --
Cyprus, cypress, copper, Cypris --
Cypris the sculptor --
Beautiful bodies --
Ovid and tactility --
Demons and deliverance --
New races of automata --
The primacy of artificial humans.
Responsibility: George L. Hersey.

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