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Sublime Dreams of Living Machines

The Automaton in the European Imagination

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HARDCOVER

$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674049352

Publication Date: 02/28/2011

Short

386 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 halftones, 3 tables

World

  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Power of the Automaton
  • 2. Between Magic and Mechanics: The Automaton in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
  • 3. The Man-machine in the World-machine, 1637–1748
  • 4. From the Man-machine to the Automaton-man, 1748–1793
  • 5. The Uncanny Automaton, 1789–1833
  • 6. The Living Machines of the Industrial Age, 1833–1914
  • 7. The Revolt of the Robots, 1914–1935
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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