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232 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 34 cm
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303 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Zum Geleit / Wolfgang Grenke
  • William Heath und Robert Seymour
  • George Cruikshank
  • Die Ballonfahrt in der Karikatur
  • Siegeszug der Technik / Eberhard Illner
  • Heinrich Kley : die Krupp'schen Teufel
  • Technik (in) der Karikatur / Matthias Winzen
  • Heinrich Kley : die Schnellpresse
  • J. J. Grandvilles Dampfkonzert als ironischkritischer Spielball zwischen Gegenwart und Zukunftsvisionen in Un Autre Monde / Barbara Wagner
  • Honoré Daumier
  • Master Vorwärts in den Fliegenden Blättern / Dieter Ante
  • Die Welt zu Gast ... : die Weltausstellung im 19. Jahrhundert
  • "[...] nothing left for the ladies to do [...]" : Technisierung des Haushalts im Spiegel der Karikatur / Mirjam Elburn
  • Der apparative Blick : Fotografie und Karikatur
  • Futures & Options : Utopische Bildwelten des 19. Jahrhunderts am Beispiel der Wiener Rohrpost / Florian Bettel
  • Technik ohne Grenzen : Fahrzeugutopien um 1900 / Kurt Möser
  • Albert Robida
  • Utopie und Dystopie bei Oules Verne und Albert Robida : Fortschritt und Satire / Heike Ising-Alms
  • Jules Verne
  • Bildnachweis
  • Impressum.
Die großen technischen Neuerungen des 19. Jahrhunderts, die Eisenbahn, die Dampfschifffahrt, die Fotografie, die Telegrafie und dann Telefonie, das Automobil, all das kam relativ rasch im damaligen Alltag an. Die Menschen wussten oft nicht, wie sie den weltgeschichtlichen Neuankömmling Maschine einordnen sollten: als eine Art Tier ('Dampfross'), als halbmenschlichen Automaten, als himmlische (oder frühsozialistische) Erlösung von körperlicher Arbeit, als Frevel an der Natur oder mythischen Fluch? In dieser Lage vollbrachten die Blätter der großen europäischen Karikaturisten Heath, Cruikshank, Grandville, Daumier, Busch, Kley und Robida eine paradoxe kulturelle Integrationsleistung: Annäherung durch Ablehnung. Durch Spott und mutwillig schräge Vergleiche eignete die Karikatur sich die epochale Neuheit Maschine als feuerspeienden Drachen, eiserne Spinne oder Benzinhengst an. Als Kunst für das Aktuelle und für ein großes Publikum begleitete die Karikatur den revolutionären Aufstieg der Maschine von Nahem. Exhibition: Museum für Kunst und Technik des 19. Jahrhunderts, Baden-Baden, Germany (24.09.2016-05.03.2017) / Deutsches Museum für Karrikatur und Zeichenkunst, Hanover, Germany (01.04-09.07.2017) / Historisches Zentrum, Wuppertal, Germany (08.10-10.12.2017).
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253 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
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xiv, 143 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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240 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1: Digging for Treasure Island Chapter 2: Great Plots, Small Plans Chapter 3: Regionalism Unbounded: The Courts and Palaces Chapter 4: The Federal Building Chapter 5: California and the Pacific Chapter 6: The Pacific Area Chapter 7: A Room of Their Own: The Yerba Buena Club Conclusion Notes Works Cited Acknowledgments Holdings Related to the Golden Gate International Exposition in the Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520282827 20160618
Published on the occasion of the expo's 75th anniversary, Into the Void Pacific is the first architectural history of the 1939 San Francisco World's Fair. While fairs of the 1930's turned to the future as a foil to the Great Depression, the Golden Gate International Exposition conjured up geographical conceits to explore the nature of the city's place in what organizers called "Pacific Civilization." Andrew Shanken adopts D.H. Lawrence's suggestive description of California as a way of thinking about the architecture of the Golden Gate International Exposition, using the phrase void Pacific" to suggest the isolation and novelty of California and its habit of looking West rather than back over its shoulder to the institutions of the East Coast and Europe. The fair proposed this vision of the Pacific as an antidote to the troubled Atlantic world, then descending into chaos for the second time in a generation. Architects took up the theme and projected the regionalist sensibilities of Northern California onto Asian and Latin American architecture. Their eclectic, referential buildings drew widely on the cultural traditions of ancient Cambodia, China, and Mexico, as well as the International Style, Art Deco, and the Bay Region Tradition. The book explores how buildings supported the cultural and political work of the fair and fashioned a second, parallel world in a moment of economic depression and international turmoil. Yet it is also a tale of architectural compromise, contingency, and symbolism gone awry. With chapters organized around the creation of Treasure Island and the key areas and pavilions of the fair, this study takes a cut through the work of William Wurster, Bernard Maybeck, Timothy Pflueger, and Arthur Brown, Jr., among others. Shanken also looks closely at buildings as buildings, analyzing them in light of local circumstances, regionalist sensibilities, and national and international movements at that crucial moment when modernism and the Beaux-Arts intersected dynamically.
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6. Techno-ecologies [2012]

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165 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
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151 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was an architect, engineer, geometrician, cartographer, philosopher, futurist, inventor of the famous geodesic dome, and one of the most brilliant thinkers of his time. For more than five decades, he set forth his comprehensive perspective on the world's problems in numerous essays, which offer an illuminating insight into the intellectual universe of this renaissance man. These texts remain surprisingly topical even today, decades after their initial publication.While Fuller wrote the works in the 1960's and 1970's, they could not be more timely: like desperately needed time-capsules of wisdom for the critical moment he foresaw, and in which we find ourselves. Long out of print, they are now being published again, together with commentary by Jaime Snyder, the grandson of Buckminster Fuller. Designed for a new generation of readers, Snyder prepared these editions with supplementary material providing background on the texts, factual updates, and interpretation of his visionary ideas.Initially published in 1969, and one of Fuller's most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth is a brilliant synthesis of his world view. In this very accessible volume, Fuller investigates the great challenges facing humanity, and the principles for avoiding extinction and "exercising our option to make it." How will humanity survive? How does automation influence individualization? How can we utilize our resources more effectively to realize our potential to end poverty in this generation? He questions the concept of specialization, calls for a design revolution of innovation, and offers advice on how to guide "spaceship earth" toward a sustainable future.And it Came to Pass - Not to Stay brings together Buckminster Fuller's lyrical and philosophical best, including seven "essays" in a form he called his "ventilated prose, " and as always addressing the current global crisis and his predictions for the future. These essays, including "How Little I Know, " "What I am Trying to Do, " "Soft Revolution, " and "Ethics, " put the task of ushering in a new era of humanity in the context of "always starting with the universe." In rare form, Fuller elegantly weaves the personal, the playful, the simple, and the profound.
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272 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
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xxi, 133 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 x 26 cm.
Crafted in silver, ivory, steel, and brass, the instrument sets catalogued here range from small silver-mounted tortoiseshell pocket etuis to multitiered mahogany cases housing every professional aid imaginable. Computers have supplanted their manufacture and use, yet these exquisite traditional instruments are still fully functional.
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552 p. : ill. ; 23 x 25 cm + 1 folded p. in pocket.
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v. : col ill ; 28 cm
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xx, 156 p. : ill., map ; 24 x 32 cm.
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190 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm.
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101 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 x 29 cm.
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2 v. (xxiii, 937 p.) : ill., map ; 27 cm.
  • Volume 1. Solomon's Temple : Israel
  • The founding of Cyrene : Libya
  • The aqueducts of Rome : Italy
  • The Grand Canal : China
  • Protective dikes and land reclamation : The Netherlands
  • The founding of Baghdad : Iraq
  • Charlemagne's works : Western Europe
  • London Bridge : England
  • The New River : England
  • The Taj Mahal : India
  • The Canal des Deux Mers : France
  • The founding of St. Petersburg : Russia
  • The founding of Washington, DC : United States
  • The Erie Canal : United States
  • The City of Singapore : Singapore
  • The Suez Canal : Egypt
  • The Transcontinental Railroad : United States
  • The Brooklyn Bridge : United States
  • The Canadian Pacific Railway : Canada
  • The Eiffel Tower : France
  • The Trans-Siberian Railway : Russia
  • The Panama Canal : Panama
  • The Federal Highway System : United States
  • The Colorado River and Hoover Dam : United States
  • Volume 2. The Tennessee Valley Authority : United States
  • The Manhattan Project and the Atomic Energy Act : United States
  • The Alaska Highway : United States and Canada
  • The Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Power Project : Australia
  • The Mont Blanc Tunnel : Italy, France, and Switzerland
  • The founding of Brasília : Brazil
  • NASA and the Apollo Program : United States
  • The High Dam at Aswan : Egypt
  • The Communications Satellite (COMSAT) : United States
  • The National Trails System : United States
  • Shinkansen-National High-speed Railways : Japan
  • The Trans-Alaska Pipeline : United States and Canada
  • The Itaipú Hydroelectric Power Project : Brazil and Paraquay
  • The founding of Abuja : Nigeria
  • The Channel Tunnel : England and France
  • SEMATECH : United States
  • The Central Artery/Tunnel Project ("Big Dig") : United States.
From the Taj Mahal to the Suez Canal, from Solomon's Temple to the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline, such feats of "macro-engineering" are a testament to the creativity and foresight of engineers, architects, government officials, and diplomats. Who came up with the ideas for these projects, and how did they see them through to completion? What obstacles - diplomatic, legal, logistical, and engineering - had to be overcome for these structures to be built? What impact did these engineering projects have on the economy and culture of their societies? This encyclopedia answers all these questions on over 40 of the most important engineering projects in World History, showing how central these great engineering projects are to the history of civilization. The entries include: 'Roman Aqueducts': Built over five centuries beginning with the Appia in 312 B.C., the capital's aqueducts delivered water over distances approaching 60 miles. According to one estimate, eleven aqueducts serving Rome around 300 A.D. supplied over 1.5 million cubic yards of water a day, or about 200 gallons per person. 'Washington, D.C.: This "master-planned" city was created to house the government of the new country of the United States. 'Eiffel Tower': The construction of this now iconic feature of Paris was protested by such leading French figures as writers Emile Zola and Alexandre Dumas. 'The Channel Tunnel': While not completed until 1993, the idea of a tunnel under the English Channel was considered as early as 1802 by Napoleon. Each entry includes a detailed history of the planning and construction of the project, and a discussion of the importance of the project for subsequent cultures. A unique feature of this encyclopedia is an extensive primary source collection that illustrates the how the decision to create such a structure came to be, showing the importance of individuals in imagining, planning, and building some of the most famous engineering landmarks in the world.
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242 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm
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336 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Illustrated with engravings from the exhibition catalogues, this work is an in-depth look at the great exhibitions held during the nineteenth century in London, Paris, New York and Philadelphia.
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303 p. : col. ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
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187 p., [4] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 18 x 22 cm.
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