Breaking Frame: Technology, Art, and Design in the Nineteenth Century, Julie Wosk Marilena Pateraki
With its unique focus and many never-before published illustrations, Breaking Frame vividly portrays the way new machines and technologies captured artists’ imaginations and forever changed American and European society.
Through its many engravings, photographs, and paintings, the book captures the dramatic and often traumatic impact of new machines on the natural and human landscape. In their clever satires, artists deftly lampooned the prospect of robot-like people walking on steam-powered legs and comically pictured people at the mercy of runaway trains.
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