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Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929

Markus Krajewski

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015899
eISBN:
9780262298216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015899.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Today on almost every desk in every office sits a computer. Eighty years ago, desktops were equipped with a nonelectronic data processing machine: a card file. This book traces the evolution of this ... More


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Markus Krajewski and Peter Krapp

in Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015899
eISBN:
9780262298216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015899.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The invention of the printing press led to a book flood, which inundated libraries and prompted efforts not only to sort through the masses of books, but also to furnish an exact and thematically ... More


Weird Science: European Origins of the Fantastic Creatures in the Qing Court Painting, the Manual of Sea Oddities

Daniel Greenberg

in The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824846763
eISBN:
9780824873035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846763.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In this chapter, Greenberg examines a remarkable, unusual, and previously unpublished painting album produced for the Qing court entitled The Manual of Sea Oddities (Haiguai tu海怪圖記‎). The strange sea ... More


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