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The romantic machine : utopian science and technology after Napoleon / John Tresch.

By: Tresch, John, 1972-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago, Ill. ; London : The University of Chicago Press, c2012Description: xvii, 449 p. : ill., facsims., plans, port. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0226812200 (hbk); 9780226812205.Subject(s): Technology -- Social aspects -- France -- History -- 19th century | Utopias -- France -- History -- 19th century | Machinery -- Social aspects -- France -- History -- 19th century | Science -- Social aspects -- France -- History -- 19th century | Technology -- Philosophy -- History -- 19th century | Romanticism -- France -- History -- 19th century | France -- History -- February revolution, 1848DDC classification: Other classification: 50.11 | 15.70 Subject: Introduction: Mechanical Romanticism -- DEVICES OF COSMIC UNITY -- Ampère's Experiments: Contours of a Cosmic Cubstance -- Humboldt's Instruments: Even the Tools Will Be Free -- Arago's Daguerreotype: The Labor Theory of Knowledge -- SPECTACLES OF CREATION AND METAMORPHOSIS -- The Devil's Opera: Fantastic Physiospiritualism -- Monsters, Machine-Men, Magicians: The Automaton in the Garden -- ENGINEERS OF ARTIFICIAL PARADISES -- Saint-Simonian Engines: Love and Conversions -- Leroux's Pianotype: The Organogenesis of Humanity -- Comte's Calendar: From Infinite Universe to Closed World -- Conclusion: Afterlives of the Romantic Machine.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-430) and index.

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