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The Steampunk Users Manual Steampunk, the retro futuristic cultural movement, has become a substantial and permanent genre in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction A large part of its appeal is that, at its core, Steampunk is about doing it yourself building on the past while also innovating and creating something original VanderMeer s latest book offers practical and inspirational guidance for readers to find their individual path into this realm Including sections on art, fashion, architecture, crafts, music, performance, and storytelling, The Steampunk User s Manual provides a conceptual how to guide that motivates and awes both the armchair enthusiast and the committed creator Examples range from the utterly doable to the completely over the top, encouraging participation and imagination at all levels. Download The Steampunk Users Manual – sneakerspear.co.uk

Read The Steampunk Users Manualauthor Jeff VanderMeer – sneakerspear.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • The Steampunk Users Manual
  • Jeff VanderMeer
  • 26 April 2018
  • 1419708988

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  1. I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway which didn t influence my review The Steampunk User s Manual is a well made, high quality book that is beautiful to look at, from cover to cover, with plenty of glossy photographs in between, highlighting the various components of the steampunk culture It is also very informative, taking the reader on a grand tour of the imaginative world from which it came Before reading this book, I only knew of steampunk as a sub genre within fantasy that inspired ar I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway which didn t influence my review The Steampunk User s Manual is a well made, high quality book ...

  2. I won this at the book s launch party at World Fantasy in Washington D.C.As a steampunk author, I often have to explain what steampunk is to family or other folks I wish this book was a bitportable, because it would sure be nice to flip it open to any page and say, See this Steampunk This is really a coffee table sized volume, full color and packed with photographs and artwork It s truly a feast for the eyes and the text is likewise illuminating The title might mislead some to think I won this at the book s launch party at World Fantasy in Washington D.C.As a steampunk author, I often have to explain what steampunk is to family or other folks I wish this book was a bitportable, because it would sure be nice to flip it open to any page and say, See this Steampunk This is really a coffee table sized volume, full color and packed with photographs and artwork It s truly a feast for the eyes and the text is likewise illuminating The title might mislead some to think this is a DIY book for makers It does include step by step instructions on several fascinating projects, but the subject matter is muchbroad It elaborates on steampunk as a phenomenon within literature, clothing, music, and stage, and where these artists find their inspirations The pictures alone are great for a newcomer to steampunk, even though the overall content might overwhelm them I really see this as being for someone who is familiar with steampunk and wants to knowand or to have a downright gorgeous book ...

  3. This was a really interesting book to flip through, but again, I picked it up in the hopes that I would see something creative and simple that would inspire a teen program It was a great book all about Steampunk and the history, how it is expressed in art, design, costume, architecture, etc Plenty of great color pictures of professionally created pieces, but not a whole lot of actual DIY directions for the average Joe, like me Hence, the 2 stars.Some of the projects that I thought were awesom This was a really interesting book to flip through, but again, I picked it up in the hopes that I would see something creative and simple that would inspire a teen program It was a great book all about Steampunk and the history, how it is expressed in art, design, costume, architecture, etc Plenty of great color pictures of professionally created pieces, but not a whole lot of actual DIY directions for the average Joe, like me Hence, the 2 stars.Some of the projects that I thought were awesome was a s...

  4. I thought this was a wonderful book but it was above my lexile so I only understood some of it I love the topic of the book It helped me understand the culture and what steampunk actually is It mentions a lot of Steampunk artist and Authors in this book which is a good way to getbooks to read I also like how the book was set up I...

  5. Beautiful artwork and illustrations are found in this book The Steampunk User s Manual offers a sound overview of many of the different disciplines within steampunk, and is great for those new to the genre as well as the old hand I thoroughly en...

  6. Pretty pictures.

  7. Like The Steampunk Bible before it, an interesting look for novices and fans alike into this fascinating genre Whereas that volume offered an overview of the works of the genre, this volume focuses on the fans and DIY aspects As a result, readers mileage with the book will likely vary greatly depending on where their interest lies For example, I found the storytelling i.e novel and short stories section of the book to be the most interesting as that is my creative field but other sections Like The Steampunk Bible before it, an interesting look for novices and fans alike into this fascinating genre Whereas that volume offered an overview of the works of the genre, this volume focuses on the fans and DIY aspects As a result, readers mileage with the book will likely vary greatly depending on where their interest lies For example, I found the storytelling i.e novel and short stories section of the book to ...

  8. Jeff VanderMeer, this time collaborating with Desirina Boskovich, presents another curious insight into the steampunk genre Contributors new and old tell how the genre inspires them and their creative process The book is divided into chapters covering different elements of steampunk, these cover art and making, design, writing and music It s all as fascinating as the book s predecessor The Steampunk Bible In fact this book is very much a fitting companion piece As an aspiring author I obvi Jeff VanderMeer, this time collaborating with Desirina Boskovich, presents another curious insight into the steampunk genre Contributors new and old tell how the genre inspires them and their creative process The book is divided into chapters covering different elements of steampunk, these cover art and making, design, writing and music It s all as fascinating as the book s predecessor The Steampunk Bible In fact this book is very much a fitting companion piece As an aspiring author I obviously found the writing section the most useful and inspiring The advice from established writers is very useful, some of which are actually friends of mine, which added aperson...

  9. This book provided a nice generalized overview on the way Steampunk is currently impacting our current society Some of the interesting things this book introduced me to was the fake machines created by Jake von Slatt that were powered by the Aether and crystals This prompted further research into these concepts and how they historically relate into the Steampunk concept It also taught me there are certain overdone cliches in the Steampunk genre, including googles, gears and clockwork insects This book provided a nice generalized overview on the way Steampunk is currently impacting our current society Some of the interesting things this book in...

  10. For anyone who is interested in the Steampunk movement, this is an invaluable book The authors have interviewed many artists who are active in many different areas, including music, art, design, storytelling and the book includes many beautiful photos of their work The book is also very useful and inspirational for people who want to create their own works, with such topics as coming up with ideas, incorporating Steampunk into your own area of interest, and developing your skills There is no For anyone who is interested in the Steampunk mo...