Leonardo to the Internet: Technology and Culture from the Renaissance to the Present / Edition 2

Leonardo to the Internet: Technology and Culture from the Renaissance to the Present / Edition 2

by Thomas J. Misa
     
 

ISBN-10: 1421401541

ISBN-13: 9781421401546

Pub. Date: 06/30/2011

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Arising from curiosity about whether da Vinci was truly the "prophet of automation," this scholarly study goes beyond the specific technologies that drove the Industrial Revolution to trace the complex economic, social, and cultural dynamics that stimulated technological advances. Taking a middle ground in the debate over new technologies' benefits and their…  See more details below

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Arising from curiosity about whether da Vinci was truly the "prophet of automation," this scholarly study goes beyond the specific technologies that drove the Industrial Revolution to trace the complex economic, social, and cultural dynamics that stimulated technological advances. Taking a middle ground in the debate over new technologies' benefits and their sociopolitical consequences, Misa also examines the interface between modern technology and aesthetics. Illustrations range from Renaissance architecture to a Dutch Internet cafe. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421401546
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2011
Series:
Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Technologies of the Court, 1450-16001
2Techniques of Commerce, 1588-174033
3Geographies of Industry, 1740-185159
4Instruments of Empire, 1840-191497
5Science and Systems, 1870-1930128
6Materials of Modernism, 1900-1950158
7The Means of Destruction, 1936-1990190
8Toward Global Culture, 1970-2001225
9The Question of Technology260
Notes277
Notes on Sources303
Index313

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