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Steampunk: The Art of Victorian Futurism
     

Steampunk: The Art of Victorian Futurism

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by Jay Strongman
 


Steampunk is a resurgent art, cult, and lowbrow movement celebrating the romantic elegance of the Victorian era and blending in modern scientific advances—synthesizing imaginative technologies such as steam-driven robots, analog supercomputers, and ultramodern dirigibles. Celebrating the elegant and the strange, the visually arresting

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Steampunk is a resurgent art, cult, and lowbrow movement celebrating the romantic elegance of the Victorian era and blending in modern scientific advances—synthesizing imaginative technologies such as steam-driven robots, analog supercomputers, and ultramodern dirigibles. Celebrating the elegant and the strange, the visually arresting steampunk works collected here include sculpture, installations, graphics, bizarre oils, and mind-warping contraptions—from skull cameras to rocket-fueled diving bells. Featured artists include Tom Banwell, Wayne Martin Belger, Greg Brotherton, Frank Buchwald, Chris Conte, Doktor A., Eric Freitas, Dr. Grordbort, Stéphane Halleux, Mike Libby, Pierre Matter, Kevin Mowrer, Kazuhiko Nakamura, James Ng, Sam Van Olffen, Nozomu Shibata, Haru Suekichi, Brian Poor, and Daniel Proulx.

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"a gorgeous book, filled with imagination."—Blogcritics.org

"a fabulous collection."—San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907621031
Publisher:
Korero Books
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jay Strongman is a legendary DJ and the author of Tiki Mugs. He has written for The Face, i-D, NME, The Observer, Record Mirror, Soul Underground, The Sunday Times, Tiki News, and Vogue. He lives in London and Los Angeles.

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Steampunk: The Art of Victorian Futurism 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DarkSilence More than 1 year ago
It has beautiful art and projects!
Lilo02 More than 1 year ago
When I was a kid I used to watch the X-Men action cartoons with my younger sister. My favorite episodes always included fighting the big giant robots that look exactly like some of the Steampunk robots in this book. And as someone who is very artistically creative, this book just feeds my brain with inspirational artwork and creativity to get creative myself. The Victorian period truly is a forgotten time period with its industrial-like and very limited technology that nearly made it to the type of future how writers like H.G. Wells and so many others envisioned our future to look.