Steampunk ist ein Literatur-Genre, das eine Welt beschreibt, in der Stil und Lebensart der viktorianischen Zeit vorherrschen, sich die Technologie jedoch weiterentwickelt hat. Es handelt sich auch um eine Bastler- und Do-It-Yourself-Kultur, die moderne technische Gegenstande dem Design des 19. Jahrhunderts entsprechend modifiziert. Hinter dem Begriff verbirgt sich auerdem eine Mode, die historische Kleidung mit modernen Elementen und Punkelementen durchbricht. Steampunk wird nicht nur im Ledersessel konsumiert, sondern aktiv in Rollenspieltreffen, Kongressen und Bastlertreffen gelebt. Steampunk ist Teil einer Geek-Kultur und wirkt - besonders in visueller Hinsicht -- pragend auf diese Subkultur. Steampunk kurz & geek stellt die zahlreichen Facetten vor, die dieses Genre hervorgebracht hat. Die Autoren, die die popularen Steampunk-Webseiten clockworker.de und daily-steampunk.com betreiben, erlauben dem geneigten Leser einen authentischen Einblick in das Lebensgefuhl der Steampunker.
Phineas J. Flockmaker III F.H.S.G.: Steampunk character testing his moon suit 0520 Goggles: sewing, fashion 0521 The Victoria worn by Isabella Misery: fashion photograph of Victorian top hat 0522 Aviatrix: fashion photograph 0523 ...
Author: Dr. Grymm
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Features photographs of contraptions, gadgets, art, home furnishings, clothes, accessories, and jewelry inspired by the steampunk movement and created by artists from around the world.
steampunk kung-fu throw down' (Smith 2013). As Neale himself argues of film noir, any attempt to define all of its constituent parts under one genre is to lead to 'incoherence, imprecision and inconsistency' (2000b: 174).
Author: Robbie McAllister
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Performing Arts
Steampunk Film: A Critical Introduction is a concise and accessible overview of steampunk's indelible impact within film, and acts as a case study for examining the ways with which genres hybridize and coalesce into new forms. Since the beginning of the 21st century, a series of high-profile and big-budget films have adopted steampunk identities to re-imagine periods of industrial development into fantastical histories where future meets past. By calling this growing mass-cultural fetishism for anachronistic machines into question, this book examines how a retro-futuristic romanticism for technology powered by cogs, pistons and steam-engines has taken center stage in blockbuster cinema. As the first monograph to consider cinema's unique relationship with steampunk, it places this burgeoning genre in the context of ongoing debates within film theory: each of which reflecting the movement's remarkable interest in reengineering historical technologies. Rather than acting as a niche subculture, Robbie McAllister argues that steampunk's proliferation in mainstream filmmaking reflects a desire to reassess contemporary relationships with technology and navigate the intense changes that the medium itself is experiencing in the 21st century.
Steampunk re-imagines a better yesterday today. An aesthetic movement inspired by nineteenth-century science fiction and fantasy, steampunk encompasses literature, design, technology,music, film, gaming, theater, and, of course, ...
Author: Katherine Gleason
Publisher: Race Point Pub
DIVThe Anatomy of Steampunk is a fashion sourcebook of nearly 200 inspirational photos for the steampunk “look” you want. Also includes DIY tips for transforming your own wardrobe./div
Below Steampunk Clock , Art Donovan , 2008 , 7 " x 8 " x 3 " ( 178 mm x 203 mm x 76 mm ) , weathered brass , magnifying glass . it fundamentally distinct from the Victorian aesthetic that inspires Steampunk .
Author: Art Donovan
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
As presented by Oxford University's Museum of the History of Science, Steampunk is rooted inthe aestetics of Victorian technology. Yet it is not a nostalgic recreation of a vanished past: its deveices are both imaginative and contemporary. The Steampunk exhibition, curated by Art Donovan, revealed the many possible responses to Steampunk's characteristics preoccupation with the historical and the contemporary, the mechanical and the fanciful. In imagining a Victorian future that has not come to pass, Steampunk artists cast an oblique light ont he present. But their unrealized "futures" are more celebration than commentary. Steampunk revels in the ingenuity and absurdity of the mechanisms produced and the unqualified pleasure increation. It is only fitting that the world's first museum exhibition of genuine Steampunk art premiered at the Oxford University Museum of the History of Science, which houses the world's greatest collection of important scientific artifacts and devices. The popular Steampunk exhibition ran from October 2009 to February 2010, featured the work of 18 international Steampunk artists, and drew more than 70,000 visitors to the museum.
The magazine supports such efforts by interpreting the steam element of Steampunk as a call to create a future where everyone can utilize tools to modify or repair the things around them. Thus, in a sense, Steampunk makers are ...
Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Steampunk—a grafting of Victorian aesthetic and punk rock attitude onto various forms of science-fiction culture—is a phenomenon that has come to influence film, literature, art, music, fashion, and more. The Steampunk Bible is the first compendium about the movement, tracing its roots in the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells through its most recent expression in movies such as Sherlock Holmes. Its adherents celebrate the inventor as an artist and hero, re-envisioning and crafting retro technologies including antiquated airships and robots. A burgeoning DIY community has brought a distinctive Victorian-fantasy style to their crafts and art. Steampunk evokes a sense of adventure and discovery, and embraces extinct technologies as a way of talking about the future. This ultimate manual will appeal to aficionados and novices alike as author Jeff VanderMeer takes the reader on a wild ride through the clockwork corridors of Steampunk history.
Author: Gypsey Elaine TeaguePublish On: 2013-03-01
punks are a subculture of a larger group. So, punk rock would be a subculture of rock music; cyberpunk is a subculture of the technological mainstream; and steampunk is the DIY subculture of anything that has to do with steam.
Author: Gypsey Elaine Teague
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A glove full of Goth, a helping of Sci-Fi, and a vial of Cyberpunk all neatly wrapped inside a Victorian Satchel--the popular new genre of Steampunk is reverberating throughout our culture in art, fashion, style and music. Now you can hop aboard the airship and embark on a spiritual adventure that brings dramatic ritual and practical magic into your everyday life with Steampunk Magic. Gypsey Elaine Teague draws on her experience as a practicing High Priestess and magician and her love of Steampunk to bring readers an entirely new magical system. Steampunk Magic is a compendium of altar arrangements, spells, and magical tools--traditional Wicca and magic with a Steampunk twist. Teague shows how to craft and use a compass instead of a pentacle, use a rigging knife in place of an athame, and join an airship in lieu of a coven. Beautifully illustrated with photographs and art. From author: "This book describes the new magical system that stems from the tools and philosophies of Steampunk--the alternate Victorian history genre, and incorporates many of the tried and true methods of other crafts while applying quite a few very unique visioning and application tools specific to Steampunk. I believe that you will find this new system extremely interesting and applicable to your day to day magical and non-magical life."
Many of the very first people who jumped to make impressive Steampunk outfits were already members of the costuming community, but had gotten tired of the lack of creativity involved in emulating premade designs.
Author: Ann VanderMeer
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Playfully mashing up the romantic elegance of the Victorian era with whimsically modernized technology, the wildly popular steampunk genre is here to stay. Now...long live the revolution! Steampunk Revolution features a renegade collective of writers and artists, including steampunk legends and hot, new talents rebooting the steam-driven past and powering it into the future. Lev Grossman’s “Sir Ranulph Wykeham-Rackham, GBE, a.k.a. Roboticus the All-Knowing” is the Six-Million-Dollar Steampunk Man, possessing appendages and workings recycled from metal parts, yet also fully human, resilient, and determined. Bruce Sterling’s “White Fungus” introduces steampunk’s younger cousin, salvage-punk, speculating on how cities will be built in the future using preexisting materials. Cat Valente’s “Mother Is a Machine” explores the merging of man and machine and a whole new form of parenting. In Jeff VanderMeer’s anti-steampunk story “Fixing Hanover,” a creator must turn his back on his creation because it is so utterly destructive. And Cherie Priest presents “The Clockroach,” a new and very unsettling mode of transportation. Going far beyond corsets and goggles, Steampunk Revolution is not just your granddad’s zeppelin—it’s an even wilder ride.
“Steampunk”? There are a number of answers to this, depending on what the topic of conversation revolves around. It's a society of like-minded people, many of them interested in recycling. To others it is a spin-off of the Goth culture, ...
Author: Beth Daniels
Category: Science fiction
"The best thing about Steampunk is getting to rewrite history." Or so a reviewer said in commenting about Geared Up Writing Steampunk. But author Beth Daniels totally agrees with them In this, the 3rd edition of the book, she adds a few more elements to the fun PLUS expands the listing of Steampunk publishers from 36 to 43, many of them new to the volume with no longer valid ones dropped. Since the first edition back in 2010, this has been the only volume to focus solely on writing Steampunk fiction and building the Steampunk stage on which characters play. Steampunk is, without a doubt, the most fun a historian in love with the 19th century can have since this is enhancement rewriting of what events might have been if technology got an extra boost a bit earlier. Reviewers say: "...just plain fun to read," "...essential to anyone wanting to dip] their toe into writing steampunk. It is told in a no nonsense yet humorous way and gave invaluable info." "Inspirational. Must read again with notepad and pen."
Author: Kathe Hicks AlbrechtPublish On: 2021-11-04
Steampunk proponents gather together at festivals and conferences, and enthusiastically embrace the steampunk look (Color Plate 2). These participants take the steampunk program seriously and are not simply sporting costumes as one ...
Author: Kathe Hicks Albrecht
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
What is steampunk and why are people across the globe eagerly embracing its neo-Victorian aesthetic? Old-fashioned eye goggles, lace corsets, leather vests, brass gears and gadgets, mechanical clocks, the look appears across popular culture, in movies, art, fashion, and literature. But steampunk is both an aesthetic program and a way-of-life and its underlying philosophy is the key to its broad appeal. Steampunk champions a new autonomy for the individual caught up in today's technology-driven society. It expresses optimism for the future but it also delivers a note of caution about our human role in a world of ever more ubiquitous and powerful machines. Thus, despite adopting an aesthetic and lifestyle straight out of the Victorian scientific romance, steampunk addresses significant 21st-century concerns about what lies ahead for humankind. The movement recovers autonomy from prevailing trends even as it challenges us to ask what it is to be human today.