ISBN-10:
0520203542
ISBN-13:
9780520203549
Pub. Date:
12/20/1995
Publisher:
University of California Press
Disenchanted Night: The Industrialization of Light in the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1

Disenchanted Night: The Industrialization of Light in the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1

by Wolfgang Schivelbusch, Angela DaviesWolfgang Schivelbusch
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520203549
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/20/1995
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 227
Sales rank: 1,064,530
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Wolfgang Schivelbusch is a freelance writer who works in Berlin and New York. His prize-winning work The Railway Journey: The Industrialization of Time and Space in the Nineteenth Century is also available from University of California Press.

Table of Contents

The Lamp
Fire and Flame
Argand - the Modernisation of the Wick
Gaslight
Electrical Apotheosis
The Street
A Flood of Light
Night Life
Shop Windows
The Drawing Room
The Stage
The Darkening of the Auditorium
Select Bibliography
Index

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