Disenchanted Night: The Industrialization of Light in the Nineteenth Century

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$34.37 - $36.25
UPC:
9780520203549
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
1995-12-20
Author:
Wolfgang Schivelbusch
Language:
english
Edition:
Reprint

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Product Overview

Wolfgang Schivelbusch tells the story of the development of artificial light in the nineteenth century. Not simply a history of a technology, Disenchanted Night revelas 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 streetlamps, the rise of nightlife and the shopwindow, and the importance of the salon in bourgeois culture.

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