Steampunk 2014 Wall Calendar

9781602377691: Steampunk 2014 Wall Calendar

From its early beginnings in the 1980s, Steampunk has evolved from a little-known sub-genre of science fiction into a cultural phenomenon. As a literary tradition, it pays homage to the worlds envisioned by writers like H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, where anachronistic machines shape human destiny in steam-powered visions of alternate realities. As a design aesthetic, it is heavily influenced by surrealism and cyberpunk. Steampunk combines the historical with the futuristic, mingling straight-laced Victorian-era sensibilities with space-age technology. Think red velvet curtains and mahogany paneling, then add a heavy sprinkling of spy gadgets and time travel. From books and movies to fashion and art, the Steampunk movement has made an indelible mark on contemporary popular culture. The Steampunk wall calendar features the stunning artwork of Kazuhiko Nakamura, whose provocative mingling of man and machine epitomizes the jarring juxtapositions at the heart of the Steampunk aesthetic.

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Kazuhiko Nakamura was born in Hyogo, Japan, in 1961. He was greatly influenced by surrealism and cyberpunk and by sixteenth-century Italian master Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Nakamuras skills in 3-D digital art are self-taught. His work appears on book and album covers as well as in collections and exhibitions of visionary art.

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