Devices of Wonder - From thr World in a box to Images on a Screen download free [PDF and Ebook] by Barbara Maria Stafford

Devices of Wonder - From thr World in a box to Images on a Screen download free [PDF and Ebook] by Barbara Maria Stafford year 2006
  • Book name: Devices of Wonder - From thr World in a box to Images on a Screen
  • Author: Barbara Maria Stafford
  • Release date: 2006/3/4
  • Publisher: GETTY TRUST PUBLICATIONS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780892365906
  • Rating: 7.7 of 10
  • Votes: 730
  • Review by: Doretha Allison
  • Review rating: 7.31 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/10
  • Total pages: 416
  • Includes a PDF summary of 41 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: An inquiry into emergent media's rich lineage, Devices of Wonder explores the artful machines humans have used to augment visual perception. The encyclopedic cabinet of curiosities serves as a model for this study of the archaic instruments lurking in state-of-the art technology. Featured in Devices of Wonder are android automata, lunar landscapes, perspective theaters, vues d'optique, microscopes, magnetic games, magic lanterns, camera obscuras, boxes by Joseph Cornell, Lucas Samaras's Mirrored Room, Suzanne Anker's Zoosemiotics, Mark Tilden's UniBug 3.1, panoramic works by Jeff Wall and Giovanni Lusieri, paintings by Jean-Baptiste Chardin and Joseph Wright of Derby, projections by Diana Thater and James Turrell, and a pop-up book by Kara Walker. Barbara Stafford's introduction weaves these fascinating artifacts into a provocative narrative analyzing the complex links between old and new media. Her wide-ranging investigation is complemented by thirty-one short essays in which Frances Terpak tracks the often surprising connections among individual items. Like the cabinet of curiosities, Devices of Wonder functions as an analogical instrument, reframing the beautiful 'eye machines' that continue to mediate our encounters with the world. This book is published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Getty Museum from November 13, 2001, through February 6, 2002.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H13M19S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Photographs: Collections, Art History, Individual Architects & Architectural Firms, Individual Artists, Art Monographs, History Of Engineering & Technology, Art Books, Media Studies
  • Available formats: WORD, OEB, EPUB, DOC, LIT, PDB, PDF, TXT. Compressed in GZ, XZ, ISO, RAR, ZIP, ARJ, CAB
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 53.49 USD
  • Dimensions: 175x255x29mm
  • Weight: 1,436g
  • Printed by: Getty Research Institute,U.S.
  • Published in: Santa Monica CA, United States
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