Welcome to the
world of Steampunk: a unique fantasy version of nineteenth century
Victorian England imbued with today's technology, resulting in devices
and contraptions that seem to have sprung from the mind of a mad twenty-first
century scientist. The "steam" refers to steam power - as
in fire-breathing machines of antique locomotion. The "punk"
is an important reference to an outsider attitude.
In The Art of
Steampunk, 2nd Edition, you'll discover the captivating and dynamic
world of this emerging genre through the creative vision of today's
leading Steampunk artists. This new edition expands on the art featured
in the world's first museum exhibit of Steampunk, held at The Museum
of the History of Science at Oxford University in England with a look
at all new, never seen before artists.