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The Cylinder

Kinematics of the Nineteenth Century


Συγγραφέας: Muller-Sievers Helmut
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520270770
Σειρά βιβλίου: FlashPoints 9
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 256
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Cylinder"

"The Cylinder" investigates the surprising proliferation of cylindrical objects in the nineteenth century, such as steam engines, phonographs, panoramas, rotary printing presses, silos, safety locks, and many more. Examining this phenomenon through the lens of kinematics, the science of forcing motion, Helmut Muller-Sievers provides a new view of the history of mechanics and of the culture of the industrial revolution, including its literature that focuses on the metaphysics and aesthetics of motion. Muller-Sievers explores how nineteenth-century prose falls in with the specific rhythm of cylindrical machinery, re-imagines the curvature of cylindrical spaces, and conjoins narrative progress and reflection in a single stylistic motion. Illuminating the intersection of engineering, culture, and literature, he argues for a concept of culture that includes an epoch's relation to the motion of its machines.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Muller-Sievers Helmut
Κατηγορία: δοκίμια-μελέτες
Σειρά βιβλίου: FlashPoints 9
ISBN: 9780520270770
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 10/04/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 256
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 363 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 40 b-w photographs

Περιεχόμενα

Acknowledgments Part I: The Prehistory and Metaphysics of the Cylinder 1. Introduction 2. The Rise of Kinematics 3. The Valuation of Motions Part II: Cylinders of the Nineteenth Century 4. The Cylinder as Motor 5. The Cylinder as Tool 6. Kinematics of Narration I: Dickens and the Motion of Serialization 7. The Cylinder as Enclosure 8. Kinematics of Narration II: Balzac and the Cylindrical Shape of the Plot 9. Gears and Screws 10. Kinematics of Narration III: Henry James and the Turn of the Screw Epilogue Notes Works Cited Index

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