The Steampunk Gazette

Tinker, Thaddeus

Book - 2012
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The Steampunk Gazette
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Baker & Taylor
Tells the story of the 1980s pop culture movement inspired by early Victorian science fiction that developed into an international lifestyle movement, having its own distinctive art, fashion, home decor, music, and social events.

Barron's Educational Publishing
(front flap)
The Steampunk Gazette
by Major Thaddeus Tinker
From a fantasy fiction genre, steampunk has grown into a broad pop culture

aesthetic with its own art, fashion, home décor, music, and events. Influenced by

19th-century steam-age industrial imagery, the Wild West, and science fiction,

steampunk's followers modify modern objects such as computers to resemble "path-not-taken" machines, and they filter fashion apparel through a Victorian lens. They mix latest technologies with period styling to create a romantic, neo-Victorian, sepia-toned

universe.

The Steampunk Gazette explores the movement's international reach, treating readers to the latest news from the forefront of the steampunk movement, with approximately 500 of the book's 700 photos specially commissioned and absolutely unique toThe Steampunk Gazette. Within this book's pages you'll discover a travel section titledNews from Everywhere, which presents ideas about places to visit and fascinating information about iconic Steampunk personalities from many different countries. You'll also enjoy perusing through comprehensive sections describing women's and men's fashion; guns, computers and gadgets; home furnishings; art, literature, film, television, and music; and steampunk social events, conventions, symposiums, and leisure activities.

(back flap)
ABOUT THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
John Naylor, aka Major Thaddeus Tinker

A graduate of the University of Kent at Canterbury, John Naylor is an archaeologist and historian. He is also active in television, where he is best known in the U.S. for his work on the History Channel's production,Ancient Discoveries. Additional TV credits include projects for the U.K.'s Channel 4 and National Geographic's flagship series on the American Civil War. His natural progression to Steampunk began with his expertise in making historical replicas. In 2009, as Major Tinker, he founded the Victorian Steampunk Society, which has become one of the world's leading steampunk organizations. He organized The Asylum, Britain's first steampunk festival, which has developed into the biggest event of its kind in Europe. He is well known within the global steampunk community and has appeared at events in the U.S. and Canada.



ABOUT THE CORRESPONDENTS
STEAMPUNK FURNISHING
Bruce Rosenbaum,
with his wife Melanie, has become an authority on Steampunk art and design through their Victorian home restoration and modernization company, ModVic (modern Victorian). Bruce and Melanie have fully restored and transformed their own home into the well-known "Steampunk House" in Sharon, Massachusetts. Bruce has also been curator at several Steampunk exhibitions.

STEAMPUNK FASHION AND GEAR
Thomas D. Willeford, aka Lord Archibald Featherstone,
is an artist, writer and "mechanologist," as well as a Steampunk sculptor and creator of wearable art at his Brute Force Studios in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
This handsomely produced, color-illustrated volume tells the story of Steampunk, which started in the 1980s as a pop culture movement inspired by the early science fiction that came out of the Victorian era. It soon developed into an international lifestyle movement, having its own distinctive art, fashion, home decor, music, and social events.The Steampunk Gazette chronicles the origins and development of this subculture, using an illustrated newspaper-style design that reflects Steampunk's retro aesthetic. Telling Steampunk's story in words, complemented with atmospheric color photos and Victorian-style typefaces and page designs, The Steampunk Gazette highlights topics that include--

  • Retro Victorian clothing fashions for men and women
  • Gentlemen's headgear
  • Jules Verne-style submarine equipment and exploration
  • The 30 foot tall Steampunk metal tree and tree house in Black Rock City, Nevada
  • Steampunk home furnishings, invariably rescued from dusty attics
  • Illustrated descriptions of Steampunk flying machines, computers, steam guns, and other pseudo-inventions
  • Illustrated reports covering Steampunk music, dance, and theater
  • Accounts of Steampunk festivals, clubs, and cabarets
  • Steampunk sports and games

    The Steampunk Gazette will delight anyone who is interested in learning more about the origins--and current expression--of this vital and burgeoning arts movement. Color illustrations on most pages--approximately 500 in total.


  • Baker
    & Taylor

    This handsomely produced, color-illustrated volume tells the story of Steampunk, which started in the 1980s as a pop culture movement inspired by the early science fiction that came out of the Victorian era. It soon developed into an international lifestyle movement, having its own distinctive art, fashion, home decor, music and social events.

    Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, 2012
    Edition: 1st ed. for North America
    ISBN: 0764165569
    9780764165566
    Branch Call Number: 306.1 T
    Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.

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