BREAKING FRAME: TECHOLOGY, ART, AND DESIGN IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Reissue of Julie Wosk's 1992 book BREAKING FRAME: TECHNOLOGY AND THE VISUAL ARTS IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY with a new introduction special to this Authors Guild backinprint.com edition.
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In this reissue of her 1992 book with its new introduction, Julie Wosk reveals how American and British artists captured the widespread hopes and fears about new mechanical inventions and industries that were transforming the human life. Artists created dramatic and sometimes traumatic images reflecting the impact of the Industrial Revolution and new steam-powered transportation machines---seen in their views of factories spewing smoke, trains speeding and sometimes crashing, and satires of people-turn-automatons. American and European designers also produced ornamented steam engine frames and factory-made imitations of decorative ware. Many of the issues probed in BREAKING FRAME still intrigue and haunt us in our own digital age. We continue in our quest for speed, we try to avert technological catastrophes, and we develop new human-like robots to entertain us and do our work.
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Julie Wosk speaking briefly at her exhibit "Picturing Female Robots and Androids"
Julie Wosk speaking at her New York Hall of Science exhibit "Picturing Female Robots and Androids," April-September 2017.
Rutgers University Press
TABLE OF CONTENTS MY FAIR LADIES AND PURCHASE BOOK
Julie Wosk's Huffington Post Blogs
Julie Wosk's 2016 2017 Huffington Post blogs
Barnes and Noble
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Julie Wosk's art and photography website
Julie Wosk's mixed-media paintings and photographs
Julie Wosk's book WOMEN AND THE MACHINE
Information on Julie Wosk's book WOMEN AND THE MACHINE: Representations From the Spinning Wheel to the Electronic Age (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press)
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Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and Electronic Eves
Exhibit Catalog by Julie Wosk for the 2008 exhibit at the New York Hall of Science
Selected Works BOOKS
Women's Studies/History of Technology/Cultural Studies
Art History/Social History/ Technology History