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2430. The Steampunk Gazette

By John Naylor
aka Thaddeus Tinker

Published September 1, 2012 by Barrons Educational Series Inc

Book cover description:
The Steampunk Gazette by Major Thaddeus Tinker From a fantasy fiction genre, steampunk has grown into a broad pop culture aesthetic with its own art, fashion, home d├ęcor, music, and events. Influenced by 19th-century steam-age industrial imagery, the Wild West, and science fiction, steampunk's followers modify modern objects such as computers to resemble "path-not-taken" machines, and they filter fashion apparel through a Victorian lens. They mix latest technologies with period styling to create a romantic, neo-Victorian, sepia-toned universe.

The Steampunk Gazette explores the movement's international reach, treating readers to the latest news from the forefront of the steampunk movement, with approximately 500 of the book's 700 photos specially commissioned and absolutely unique to The Steampunk Gazette. Within this book's pages you'll discover a travel section titled News from Everywhere, which presents ideas about places to visit and fascinating information about iconic Steampunk personalities from many different countries. You'll also enjoy perusing through comprehensive sections describing women's and men's fashion; guns, computers and gadgets; home furnishings; art, literature, film, television, and music; and steampunk social events, conventions, symposiums, and leisure activities.

ABOUT THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF John Naylor, aka Major Thaddeus Tinker A graduate of the University of Kent at Canterbury, John Naylor is an archaeologist and historian. He is also active in television, where he is best known in the U.S. for his work on the History Channel's production, Ancient Discoveries. Additional TV credits include projects for the U.K.'s Channel 4 and National Geographic's flagship series on the American Civil War. His natural progression to Steampunk began with his expertise in making historical replicas. In 2009, as Major Tinker, he founded the Victorian Steampunk Society, which has become one of the world's leading steampunk organizations. He organized The Asylum, Britain's first steampunk festival, which has developed into the biggest event of its kind in Europe. He is well known within the global steampunk community and has appeared at events in the U.S. and Canada.

ABOUT THE CORRESPONDENTS STEAMPUNK FURNISHING Bruce Rosenbaum, with his wife Melanie, has become an authority on Steampunk art and design through their Victorian home restoration and modernization company, ModVic (modern Victorian). Bruce and Melanie have fully restored and transformed their own home into the well-known "Steampunk House" in Sharon, Massachusetts. Bruce has also been curator at several Steampunk exhibitions.

STEAMPUNK FASHION AND GEAR Thomas D. Willeford, aka Lord Archibald Featherstone, is an artist, writer and "mechanologist," as well as a Steampunk sculptor and creator of wearable art at his Brute Force Studios in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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See Also
2443. John Naylor
1328. Bruce Rosenbaum
2441. Thomas Willeford
1172. Art Donovan

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