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

Devices of Wonder - From thr World in a box to Images on a Screen Audiobook download free by Barbara Maria Stafford
  • Listen audiobook: Devices of Wonder - From thr World in a box to Images on a Screen
  • Author: Barbara Maria Stafford
  • Release date: 2006/12/22
  • Publisher: GETTY TRUST PUBLICATIONS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780892365906
  • Rating: 7.35 of 10
  • Votes: 154
  • Review by: Robert Ferrer
  • Review rating: 8.93 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/12
  • Duration: 5H8M in 256 kbps (83.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-09
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG4, OGG, MP3, WMA, WavPack, FLAC, AC3, WAV (compression 7-ZIP, RPM, RAR, TGZ, CBC, ZIP)
  • Total pages original book: 416
  • Includes a PDF summary of 41 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 31M35S (8.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 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.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Media Studies, Individual Architects & Architectural Firms, Photographs: Collections, Art Books, Individual Artists, Art Monographs, History Of Engineering & Technology, Art History
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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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