Synopses & Reviews
Welcome to the world of Steampunk: a unique fantasy version of nineteenth century Victorian England imbued with today's technology, resulting in devices and contraptions that seem to have sprung from the mind of a mad twenty-first century scientist. The "steam" refers to steam power-as in fire-breathing machines of antique locomotion. The "punk" is an important reference to an outsider attitude. In The Art of Steampunk, Second Edition you'll discover the captivating and dynamic world of this emerging genre through the creative vision of today's leading Steampunk artists. No longer satisfied with the plastic design of today's mass-produced products, these artists are crafting a romantic new standard for modern goods by applying the characteristics of Steampunk. Their artwork consists of everything from jewelry and watches to light fixtures and clocks, every piece demonstrating hours of painstaking work and unlimited devotion. The Art of Steampunk chronicled the works featured at the first-ever museum exhibition of Steampunk art, held at the Museum of the History of Science at Oxford University. Now this expanded second edition features the work of additional world-class Steampunk artists, as well as new Steampunk lighting creations from author Art Donovan. With more than fifty new photos, The Art of Steampunk, Second Edition, remains the single most important book on the subject of Steampunk. "The Art of Steampunk is a visual treat that you can peruse time and time again, as well as proudly display on your coffee table for your guests to enjoy." -- NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS "The book wastes very little time getting to the good stuff the book provides a four-page essay titled Steampunk 101 written by G.D. Falksen. This essay is, hands-down, one of the best essays for anyone in your circle of friends or family that lacks any knowledge of steampunk." -- WIRED MAGAZINE
Welcome to the world of Steampunk: a unique fantasy version of nineteenth century Victorian England imbued with today's technology. Discover the captivating and dynamic world of this emerging genre through the creative vision of today's leading artists. "The Art of Steampunk is a visual treat that you can peruse time and time again, as well as proudly display on your coffee table for your guests to enjoy." -- NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS "The book wastes very little time getting to the good stuff..." -- WIRED MAGAZINE
About the Author
Art Donovan was born and raised in New York City. With more than 30 years of experience in the art industry, he creates pieces for Donovan Design, a company created with his wife, Leslie, that specializes in handcrafted lighting fixtures and illuminated sculptural objects. Their client list includes Tiffany & Co., Benetti Luxury Yachts, the Four Seasons, Disney Cruise Lines, and countless private restaurants, casinos, and residences around the world. Donovan's Steampunk journey began several years ago when he encountered it online. It touched upon some favorite interests - history, science, and science fiction - and was unlike anything he had seen before. SInce curating the world's first museum Steampunk exhibit, Donovan continues to make highly demanded Steampunk light fixtures while constantly working to bring the genre to the attention of others.
Table of Contents
About the Author Foreword Introduction Steampunk 101 New artists gallery Amanda Scrivener Thomas WIlleford Cliff Overton Daniel Proulx Eric Freitas Haruo Suekichi Ian Crichton James Richardson-Brown Jesse Newhouse Joey Marsocci Jos de Vink Kris Kuksi Molly Friedrich Richard Nagy Stephanie Halleux Tom Banwell Vianney Halter Index