Popular Exhibitions Science And Showmanship 1840 1910

Author by : Jill A Sullivan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Victorian culture was characterized by a proliferation of shows and exhibitions. These were encouraged by the development of new sciences and technologies, together with changes in transportation, education and leisure patterns. The essays in this collection look at exhibitions and their influence in terms of location, technology and ideology.


Dinomania

Author by : Ulrich Merkl
Languange : en
Publisher by : Fantagraphics Books
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Description : Winsor McCay, the creator of Little Nemo in Slumberland, is internationally renowned as a pioneer in comics and animation. But author Ulrich Merkl’s dedicated sleuthing has unearthed a never-published strip by McCay that was lost following the artist’s untimely death. Titled simply Dino, it opens a surprising new window into McCay’s life and work and showcases his exquisitely beautiful and delicate delineations (exactingly reproduced from the original art). Merkl explores the influences McCay brought to the strip―including McCay’s own Gertie the Dinosaur animated shorts, the animation in 1933’s King Kong, and the growth of New York City from the Holland Tunnel to the Empire State Building ―and traces our love of dinosaurs and monster movies down through the decades. Breathtakingly designed, each page of this deluxe oversize volume is overflowing with amazing imagery, with more than 650 photographs and illustrations (more than 250 in color) ― most of them seen here for the first time in a century! An essential volume for everyone interested in the development of the comic strip ― and our never-ending fascination with dinosaurs!


The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush

Author by : Paul D. Brinkman
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : The so-called “Bone Wars” of the 1880s, which pitted Edward Drinker Cope against Othniel Charles Marsh in a frenzy of fossil collection and discovery, may have marked the introduction of dinosaurs to the American public, but the second Jurassic dinosaur rush, which took place around the turn of the twentieth century, brought the prehistoric beasts back to life. These later expeditions—which involved new competitors hailing from leading natural history museums in New York, Chicago, and Pittsburgh—yielded specimens that would be reconstructed into the colossal skeletons that thrill visitors today in museum halls across the country. Reconsidering the fossil speculation, the museum displays, and the media frenzy that ushered dinosaurs into the American public consciousness, Paul Brinkman takes us back to the birth of dinomania, the modern obsession with all things Jurassic. Featuring engaging and colorful personalities and motivations both altruistic and ignoble, The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush shows that these later expeditions were just as foundational—if not more so—to the establishment of paleontology and the budding collections of museums than the more famous Cope and Marsh treks. With adventure, intrigue, and rivalry, this is science at its most swashbuckling.


Earth Sciences History

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An Agenda For Antiquity

Author by : Ronald Rainger
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Description : Examines how and why vertebrate paleontology, a relatively marginal field of scientific inquiry, flourished at New York's American Museum of Natural History in the early 20th century. This text focuses on Henry Fairfield Osborn, a prominent scientist who dominated paleontology in that era.


Archiprix 2010 The Best Dutch Graduation Projects

Author by : Henk van der Veen
Languange : nl
Publisher by : 010 Publishers
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Description : Every year, Dutch institutions teaching architecture, urban design and landscape architecture select their best final-year projects. The crop is unfailingly rich and varied, and reflects the ambition of a new generation of designers ready to take on every imaginable design task that comes their way. "Archiprix 2010" introduces the latest wave of fledgling design talent.