Steampunk Style

Author: Steampunk Oriental Laboratory

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781783294961

Category: Art

Page: 168

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THE SECOND VOLUME OF THE POPULAR STEAMPUNK STYLE SERIES! The Complete Illustrated Guide for Contraptors, Gizmologists and Primocogglers Everywhere!
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The Mammoth Book of Steampunk

Author: Sean Wallace

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1780331355

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 5586

An anthology focusing on newer elements of steampunk, one which deconstructs the staples of the genre and expands on them, rather than simply repeating them, with a greater spread both in terms of location and character. This is steampunk with a modern, post-colonial sensibility. Contributors include: Jeff VanderMeer, Caitlín Kiernan, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Cherie Priest, Cat Rambo, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine and many more.
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Steampunk Style

The Complete Illustrated Guide for Contraptors, Gizmologists and Primocogglers Everywhere!

Author: Steampunk Oriental Laboratory

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781781168479

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 163

View: 9478

From robot arms and jewelry to goggles, this guide to all things steampunk provides inspiration and projects to create.
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Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts

Author: Thomas Willeford

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007176237X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

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Unleash Your Inner Mechanical Mastermind Welcome to the wondrous world of Thomas Willeford, aka Lord Archibald "Feathers" Featherstone, in which he shares his closely guarded secrets of Steampunkery. Filled with do-it-yourself projects, Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts shows you how to build exquisite, ingenious contraptions on a budget. Learn from Lord Featherstone as he distills his wealth of hard-learned skills, describes how to use the readily available tools of the modern mad scientist, and expounds on the art and philosophy of scavenging unique components and raw materials. The perfect companion for the hobbyist and advanced machinist alike, this inventive volume will guide you through the creation of your very own infernal devices. Get steamed with these provocative projects: Aetheric ray deflector solid brass goggles Calibrated indicator gauges Ferromagnetic self-scribing automated encyclopedia (or, the Steampunk book drive) High voltage electro-static cannon (or, the lamp gun) Tesla-pod chrono-static insulating field generator (or, the mobile device enclosure) Altitude mask with integrated respiratory augmentation Armoured pith helmet Mark I superior replacement arm with integrated Gatling gun attachment Visit the companion website,, for videos, images, and more bonus content! Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.
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The Art of Victorian Futurism

Author: Jay Strongman

Publisher: Korero Books Llp

ISBN: 9781907621031

Category: Art

Page: 175

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Features artwork, sculptures, and gadgets created by artists inspired by the steampunk culture and movement, along with a history of the culture's growth and profiles of the artists.
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The Steampunk User's Manual

An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-futurist Dreams

Author: Jeff VanderMeer,Desirina Boskovich

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613127081

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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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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International Steampunk Fashions

Author: Victoriana Lady Lisa

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764342073

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 2889

Climb into your steam-powered time machine aircraft for a tour of the fashion world, steampunk style. This fashion backward collection features hundreds of intricate, creative, and visionary steampunk designs from top names in the business and fans from around the world. Presented in high-quality fashion photography, the looks in this compendium include head-to-toe Victorian-era style coupled with futuristic, sci-fi concepts, as well as hats, jewelry, and other accessories. With fashions from as far away as Europe, New Zealand, and the Americas, this volume celebrates the diversity and innovators of this international phenomena and showcases works by contributors such as G.D. Falksen, Everlyn Kriete, Jon Magnificent, Kato of Steampunk Couture, Lex Machina, Lee Ann Farruga, Daniel Proulx, The League of S.T.E.A.M., Cris Ortega, Jema Hewitt, Dim Horizon Studio, Starkall, Empire Art, Abney Park, Brute Force Studios, Veronique Chevalier, and many more. Complete with a foreword and "Steampunk 101" by G.D. Falksen, this is the book for designers, fans, and collectors.
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Steampunk Soldiers

Uniforms & Weapons from the Age of Steam

Author: Philip Smith,Joseph McCullough

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472807030

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

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Between 1887 and 1895, the British art student Miles Vandercroft travelled around the world, sketching and painting the soldiers of the countries through which he passed. In this age of dramatic technological advancement, Vandercroft was fascinated by how the rise of steam technology at the start of the American Civil War had transformed warfare and the role of the fighting man. This volume collects all of Vandercroft's surviving paintings, along with his associated commentary on the specific military units he encountered. It is a unique pictorial guide to the last great era of bright and colourful uniforms, as well as an important historical study of the variety of steam-powered weaponry and equipment that abounded in the days before the Great War of the Worlds.
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Painting Wargaming Figures

Author: Javier Gomez Valero

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473853044

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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Javier Gomez, a highly talented figure painter of long experience and excellent reputation, shares the secrets of his success in this accessible 'how-to' guide to painting miniatures. He takes the reader step-by-step through the whole process, from choice of materials (unlike other available guides it is not linked to any specific figure manufacturer) and preparation of the miniatures to basing and even advice on photographing the finished item. Techniques such as dry-brushing, ink-washing, shading and highlighting are all explained clearly with the help of step-by-step photographs and colour charts. Specific case studies tackle a variety of useful subjects across all periods, such as mixing realistic flesh tones for different races; painting horses; guns and limbers; Medieval heraldry; Napoleonic uniforms; WW2 and modern camouflage patterns. Javier also clearly explains how these techniques and processes can be applied to all the major wargaming scales, from 40mm down to 6mm. Whatever historical period (or Sci-fi/Fantasy) and whatever scale the reader is interested in, this book is an invaluable source of practical advice and inspiration.
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The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking

How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them With Style

Author: Lauren Stowell,Abby Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1624144535

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

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Create authentic, show-stopping 18th century gowns for reenactment or cosplay by using traditional hand sewing techniques from the era.With the popularity of Outlander, Penny Dreadful and Game of Thrones --as well as the popularity of conventions like San Diego Comic Con--fans are eager to create period gowns that emulate the characters they love. Lauren Stowell and Abby Cox, owners of the popular online store American Duchess, have teamed together to recreate four complete dresses from the 18th century. Whether readers are experienced seamstresses or are new to hand sewing, they won't want to miss this comprehensive guide. The projects include The English Gown, The Sacque, The Italian Gown and The Round Gown. Each project is broken down into easy-to-follow steps and Lauren and Abby tackle every detail--fabric, patterns, stitch techniques, accessories, shortcuts and troubleshooting. Whether you choose a romantic 1790s muslin gown or a grand sacque gown of silk taffeta, you will feel like you just stepped out of your favorite novel or period of history. Lauren and Abby's company, American Duchess, has been featured on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Reno Gazette Journal, the Today Show and Their historically accurate shoes have been used in productions by the New York Metropolitan Opera, Ford's Theater, Broadway's Cinderella, The Jimmy Fallon Show and The Knick . Lauren and Abby have over 32k Facebook followers and over 34k followers on Instagram.
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Craft the Rainbow

40 Colorful Paper Projects from The House That Lars Built

Author: Brittany Watson Jepsen

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352157

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 8719

What began as an Instagram hashtag and project collection (#CrafttheRainbow) that quickly went viral has become a showstopping book, offering a rainbow of completely new project ideas. Learn how to make playful party decorations, luscious flowers, amazing cards, and sophisticated wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, and more than you can imagine—all with nothing but the creative power of paper. Sought-after designer Brittany Watson Jepsen is known for the unusually imaginative and amazingly beautiful designs she creates for her website and host of clients (including Anthropologie). In Craft the Rainbow, Jepsen walks readers through the easy basics of transforming simple paper—including tissue, crepe, cardstock, leaves of books, and vintage and recycled paper—into vibrant, fanciful, handmade projects suitable for every occasion.
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Steampunk Graphics

The Art of Victorian Futurism

Author: Martin De Diego,Antoni Cadafalch

Publisher: Graffito Books

ISBN: 9781909051089

Category: Art

Page: 239

View: 418

Examines the work of 31 of the best steampunk artists, including Kevin Mowrer, Tony Holmsten, Kazuhiko Nakamura, and Jan Boruta, each of whom has created a distinct series of worlds and aesthetics inspired by different aspects of the genre. An extended essay traces the source and development of steampunk imagery, while biographies of each artist reveal their history and inspirations.
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An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts

Author: Alexander Langlands

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393356571

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 352

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In the midst of a seemingly endless supply of mass-manufactured products, we find ourselves nostalgic for products bearing the mark of authenticity--hand-made furniture, artisan breads, craft beers, and other goods produced by human hands. What often goes unnoticed is the transformation of our understanding of craft--or rather, craeft--in the wake of industrialization.In Craeft, archaeologist and medieval historian Alexander Langlands argues that our modern understanding of craft only skims the surface. His journeys from his home in Wales have taken him along the Atlantic seaboard of Europe, from Spain through France and England to Scotland and Iceland in search of the lost meaning of craft. Reaching as far back as the Neolithic period, he combines deep history with scientific analyses and personal anecdotes. We follow the author as he herds sheep, keeps bees, tans hides, spins wool, and thatches roofs. We learn that scythes work much better on tall grass than the latest model of weed trimmers, that you can spin wool using a large wooden spoon, and that it was once considered criminal to work on animal hides before a requisite twelve-month soak.When it first appeared in Old English, the word craeft signified an indefinable sense of knowledge, wisdom, and resourcefulness. Rediscovering craft will connect us with our human past, our sense of place, and our remarkable capacity to survive in the harshest of landscapes. Craeft helps us more fully appreciate human ingenuity and the passing on of traditions from generation to generation.
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Author: Ann VanderMeer,Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 1892391759

Category: Fiction

Page: 373

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Presents stories about mechanistic golems, infernal machines, airships, alternative histories, other planets, and how the genre has influenced movies, television, comics, and the Internet.
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Beyond the Rails II

Soldier of the Crown

Author: Jack Tyler

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508872542


Page: 238

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British East Africa in the 1880s. A place of mystery, intrigue, and danger. Powerful tribes, many hostile, the descendants of once-great empires, rule the plains and forests. European colonial powers jostle for advantage as they struggle to push inland from their coastal enclaves. A rail line is being driven from Mombasa toward Lake Victoria, drawing laborers and speculators from every civilized continent. The rails have reached Nairobi, a still-tiny boom town where wealthy entrepreneurs rub shoulders with cutthroats and railroad workers, but to reach out further, one must travel by foot or wagon, or by one of the ramshackle airships that connect the scattered settlements. One such ship is Kestrel, once a steam powered river lighter designed to haul cargos up the shallow streams that reach inland from the coast. Rescued from the scrapyard and slung beneath a balloon, she has been given a second chance at life as a carrier in the aerial cargo trade. Business is good in the booming colony, but in every pub and hostel, at the end of every pier, in the alley behind each tavern lurk dangerous men (and women!) of questionable motives, each with his own scheme to claim his share of the colony's wealth, by whatever means come readily to hand. No one completely escapes brushes with these charlatans, and Captain Clinton Monroe's crew is no exception. Join them aboard the Kestrel as they sail the skies to high adventure.
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John Henry

The Steam Age Original Graphic Novel

Author: Dwayne Harris,Amanda Hendrix

Publisher: Arcana Studio

ISBN: 9781927424643

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 88

View: 8893

Reimagines, in graphic novel format, American folk hero John Henry as he battles against a robotic uprising to save the human race.
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Needle Felting Kittens

How to Create Cats That Look as Real as Can Be

Author: Hinali

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9784865051001


Page: 96

View: 544

Look at the cover photograph again, more closely, but you may still not believe that it is not a real cat but a needle felting creation. Impressive. Hinali is posting photos of her true-to-life needle felting kittens on her Instagram, and her mastery keeps surprising and exciting a lot of craft enthusiasts as well as cat lovers. This long-awaited first book tells you in detail how they are created, with all the secrets revealed. Scottish Fold, Siamese, Tortoiseshell and White... you can create whatever type of kittens and cats you like using these in-depth instructions and step-by-step photographs. If you cannot get enough of cute kittens, create them by yourself!
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Dollar Battle-Gami

Author: Won Park

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162686120X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

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“The sinews of war are infinite money.” -Cicero Got a dollar burning a hole in your pocket? Master paper engineer Won Park has created Dollar Battle-Gami, a new and sophisticated origami kit for advanced paper artists. Learn to fold 10 impressive projects using the sheets of practice currency included in the set: US Navy destroyer, submarine, stealth fighter, spy plane, hand grenade, tank, assault rifle, fighter jet, revolver, and a zero fighter plane. Impress your friends with readily available paper wherever you go. Or leave a creative tip for waiters and bartenders with the designs you learn in this kit!
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The Grace of Kings

Author: Ken Liu

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481424297

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Two men rebel together against tyranny—and then become rivals—in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. Hailed as one of the best books of 2015 by NPR. Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped airships, and shapeshifting gods. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, they each find themselves the leader of separate factions—two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice. Fans of intrigue, intimate plots, and action will find a new series to embrace in the Dandelion Dynasty.
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Fantasy Underground: How to Draw Steampunk

Discover the secrets to drawing, painting, and illustrating the curious world of science fiction in the Victorian Age

Author: Joey Marsocci,Allison DeBlasio

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1939581273

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Featuring tools, professional guidance, and a history of Steampunk, including gadgetry, iconic characters and Victorian styles, a soldier, a Steam Lady, a Steam City, and many more!
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