The Steampunk Gazette
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
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
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.
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
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--
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.
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.
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