Disenchanted Night : The Industrialization of Light in the Nineteenth Century Paperback
Wolfgang Schivelbusch tells the story of the development of artificial light in the nineteenth century.
Not simply a history of a technology, Disenchanted Night reveals the ways that the technology of artificial illumination helped forge modern consciousness.
In his strikingly illustrated and lively narrative, Schivelbusch discusses a range of subject including the political symbolism of street lamps, the rise of night-life and the shop-window, and the importance of the salon in bourgeois culture.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 227 pages, 74 illustrations
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Publication Date: 20/12/1995
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9780520203549