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

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)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xxi

1 Technologies of the Court, 1450-1600 1

2 Techniques of Commerce, 1588-1740 33

3 Geographies of Industry, 1740-1851 59

4 Instrument's of Empire, 1840-1914 97

5 Science and Systems, 1870-1930 128

6 Materials of Modernism, 1900-1950 158

7 The Means of Destruction, 1936-1990 190

8 Toward Global Culture, 1970-2001 225

9 Paths to Insecurity, 2001-2010 260

10 The Question of Technology 299

Notes 321

Notes on Sources 355

Index 365

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