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The Steampunk user's manual : an illustrated practical and whimsical guide to creating retro-futurist dreams / Desirina Boskovich and Jeff VanderMeer.

By: Boskovich, Desirina [author.].
Contributor(s): VanderMeer, Jeff [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Abrams Image, 2014Description: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: still image | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781419708985 (hbk.) :; 1419708988 (hbk.).Subject(s): Steampunk culture -- Miscellanea | Steampunk fiction -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Steampunk culture -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Fantasy fiction -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Counterculture -- Handbooks, manuals, etcDDC classification: 809.38766 LOC classification: NX180.T4 | B67 2014Summary: Steampunk, the retro-futuristic cultural movement, has become a substantial and permanent genre in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. A large part of its appeal is that, at its core, Steampunk is about doing it yourself: building on the past while also innovating and creating something original. VanderMeer's latest book offers practical and inspirational guidance for readers to find their individual path into this realm. Including sections on art, fashion, architecture, crafts, music, performance, and storytelling, The Steampunk User's Manual provides a conceptual how-to guide that motivates and awes both the armchair enthusiast and the committed creator. Examples range from the utterly doable to the completely over-the-top, encouraging participation and imagination at all levels.
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Text in English.

Includes index.

Steampunk, the retro-futuristic cultural movement, has become a substantial and permanent genre in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. A large part of its appeal is that, at its core, Steampunk is about doing it yourself: building on the past while also innovating and creating something original. VanderMeer's latest book offers practical and inspirational guidance for readers to find their individual path into this realm. Including sections on art, fashion, architecture, crafts, music, performance, and storytelling, The Steampunk User's Manual provides a conceptual how-to guide that motivates and awes both the armchair enthusiast and the committed creator. Examples range from the utterly doable to the completely over-the-top, encouraging participation and imagination at all levels.

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