Brian J. Robb (Pdf kindle) Steampunk


  • Hardcover
  • 192
  • Steampunk
  • Brian J. Robb
  • English
  • 08 December 2019
  • 9780760343760

10 thoughts on “Steampunk

  1. says:

    I will admit that I have known of Steampunk for many years but will openly admit I know next to nothing about it Let me explain I have been a fan of Tim Powers and James Blaylock for years as well as reading a number of Mr Jeters books and it is almost impossible to read these books without coming across both references to Steampunk and the fact that it was coined by this group some years agoAnd that is where my knowledge endsUntil I picke

  2. says:

    Well documented and lavishly illustrated Highly recommended

  3. says:

    Occasionally interesting but way too self congratulatory and at times hypocritical Robb stretches the definition of Steampunk to include works that make the genre cooler like Bladerunner or The Watchmen while dismissing imp

  4. says:

    i want a steampunk dalek

  5. says:

    What do Brazil Bioshock and Perdido Street Station have in common? If you said 'Steampunk' congratulations I think you're

  6. says:

    This was interesting with the different pictures and descriptions that have to do with steampunk or steampunk related Good read

  7. says:

    More of a 2 and a half reallyGives an interesting history of Steampunk including its roots in novels as well as the influence of film tv and comics However it's not the most interesting thing to read in terms of style It's dry but the kind of thing that you have to read cover to cover because it's not laid out in a way that would make it simply a reference book Its single chapter on women in steampunk was disappointing It was short and fe

  8. says:

    There's an actual plug for a steampunk themed sex toy website in this book As other reviewers have pointed out important titles seem to have been left out of this history but I'm sure glad we got a mention of Lady Clankington's automata or range of Gothic ray gun shaped vibrators Yes the website was listed in there too Not that there's anything wrong with steampunk themed sex toys but unless this woman's fetish website influenc

  9. says:

    Steampunk books and imagery has fascinated me for a long time This text is a nicely illustrated introduction to

  10. says:

    This was really interesting LOTS of information contained within Plan on spending time with each chapter

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Steampunk

Eets space travel From Jules Verne and H G Wells to Alan Moore Hayao Miyazaki and Philip Pullman the genre has captured imaginations around the globe Here’s the first grand illustrated history of the counterculture m. What do Brazil Bioshock and Perdido Street Station have in common If you said Steampunk congratulations I think you re the author of this bookThe first three uarters of this book attempts to document Steampunk but does so by casting so wide a net as to be almost useless in its definition It also attempts to approach the topic by medium which means the chapters end up repeating eras and referents multiple times If it weren t for the final two chapters explaining a bit of the why of Steampunk and how the genre exists as a mentality than a stricture of style or theme this book would have one less starThere is some history of the genre presented but it s weakened by the grasping at practically anything that features gears in it and there s a pretty gaping hole in Steampunk literature after the initial era leaving many of the prominent authors of the past decade rarely or not mentioned Also for something that is called an Illustrated History the presence of artwork is poorly integrated and of limited utilityIs this book worth reading If you re fascinated with Steampunk it might serve as a decent historical document to highlight pieces that are central to the genre But if you re looking to truly understand steampunk and find new media to explore within the genre I don t think it really fulfills that purpose

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Ovement in a book fittingly stylish in its design package and artwork From the fastest dirigible and steam powered ray guns to fashionistas Lady Gaga and Alexander Mcueen the whole story of the gaslight romance is here. More of a 2 and a half reallyGives an interesting history of Steampunk including its roots in novels as well as the influence of film tv and comics However it s not the most interesting thing to read in terms of style It s dry but the kind of thing that you have to read cover to cover because it s not laid out in a way that would make it simply a reference book Its single chapter on women in steampunk was disappointing It was short and felt like it was glossing over a lot of women s involvement Later in the book when it talks about cosplay and the DIY culture of steampunk women are ignored in favour of men who make gadgetsShows like Firefly are relegated to a side caption even though it has a very clear steampunk aesthetic influence It also glosses over steampunk inspired bands not giving them their own chapter though every other medium doesThe layout is terrible with pictures often lacking captions Even though the things depicted might be mentioned in the text I think they would have benefited by having a caption as well particularly novels and film posters as editions of novels vary and there is often than one film poster in an ad campaign The book would ve benefited having a bibliography of sources and possibly also a timeline of texts including novels films and comics just so people who are interested in pursuing further reading have something easy to refer back to

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Steampunk is the hottest science fiction counterculture alive in fantasy novels films arts and crafts fashion comic books music computer games even architecture Enter a world of Victorian technology where steam power m. Well documented and lavishly illustrated Highly recommended


About the Author: Brian J. Robb

Brian J Robb is the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling biographer of Leonardo DiCaprio Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt He has also written books on silent cinema the films of Philip K Dick Wes Craven and Laurel and Hardy the Star Wars movies Superheroes Gangsters and Walt Disney as well as science fiction television series Doctor Who and Star Trek His illustrated books include an