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Disenchanted Night : The Industrialization of Light in the Nineteenth Century, Paperback Book

Disenchanted Night : The Industrialization of Light in the Nineteenth Century Paperback

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 227 pages, 74 illustrations
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780520203549

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