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Androids in the Enlightenment : mechanics, artisans, and cultures of the self / Adelheid Voskuhl.

By: Voskuhl, Adelheid.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, c2013Description: xiii, 279 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780226034027 (cloth : alk. paper); 022603402X (cloth : alk. paper); 9780226034164 (pbk. : alk. paper); 022603416X (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780226034331 (e-book); 022603433X (e-book).Subject(s): Automata -- History | Mechanical toys -- History | Robots -- History | Mechanical engineering -- History | Artisans -- Europe -- History | Enlightenment -- EuropeDDC classification:
Contents:
Introduction: androids, Enlightenment, and the human-machine boundary -- The harpsichord-playing android; or, clock-making in Switzerland -- The dulcimer-playing android; or, furniture-making in the Rhineland -- The design of the mechanics; or, sentiments replicated in clockwork -- Poetic engagement with piano-playing women automata -- The "Enlightenment automaton" in the modern industrial age.
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688:93 STANDAGE The mechanical Turk : 688:93 STANTON A brief history of video games / 688:93 STRAUSS Automata : 688:93 VOSKUHL Androids in the Enlightenment : 688:93 WOOD Living dolls : 689:93 BALL One hundred years of Model Engineering : 689:93 ICONS Icons of invention :

Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-269) and index.

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