Mechanical Brides of the Uncanny

Mechanical Brides of the Uncanny Thirteen cartes de visite

Bateman, Edward , Edward Bateman(illus.)

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Place Published: Portland,Oregon
Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Date Published: 2009
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 17408

Description

[16 pp.] Duodecimo [19 cm]; maroon boards. Fine. A book of twelve reproductions and one original pigment print by digital wizard Edward Bateman. Nazaraeli Press One Picture Book #58. The thirteenth plate is laid in at the rear of the book and is signed by the artist on the reverse.

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This copy signed by the creator on the title page. This edition of Mechanical Brides of the Uncanny was sold out prior to publication. From the introduction:"Automatons became the next wonder of the age, and the camera turned its ever hungry gaze on them as well. This was an unprecedented development. Mankind has always looked at objects. For the first time in human history, objects were looking back. Robots (although the name would not be coined for 80 years) made excellent photographic subjects because of their ability to remain motionless for extended periods of time. And indeed, they were widely documented, although few examples remain today. Automatons became more than just sources of labor-they became companions and, following legislation passed during the upheaval of the Civil War, autonomous citizens."



By This Author: Bateman, Edward
By This Publisher: Nazraeli Press