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This site features books I’ve written and contains links to my work on the Web. Right now, in addition to going to yoga class and gardening, I’m editing and revising a couple of new projects.
My big news: Anatomy of Steampunk: The Fashion of Victorian Futurism is in stores now! The book is selling well, and I hear we may be going into a second printing soon. Woot!
Buy a copy now through one of these links:
The book contains:
• More than 200 color photographs
• Quirky and inspirational profiles of steampunks
from all over the world
• Step-by-step directions for ten DIY projects
We are setting up some events to celebrate
the book and all the amazing
Read an interview with me about the book on the Craftside site.
And here’s some more info about the book:
From formal outfits to costumes crafted for the
stage, from ensembles suited to adventure to
casual street styles, steampunk fashion has come to
encompass quite a few different looks. But what
exactly is steampunk?
Originally conceived as a literary
genre, the term “steampunk” described stories
set in a steam-powered, science
fiction-infused, Victorian London. Today steampunk has
grown to become an aesthetic that fuels many varied
art forms. Steampunk has also widened its cultural scope.
Many steampunk practitioners, rather than
confining their vision to one European city, imagine
steam-driven societies all over the world.
Today the vibrance of steampunk inspires a wide range of individuals, including designers of high fashion, home sewers, crafters, and ordinary folks who just want to have fun. Steampunk fashion is not only entertaining, dynamic, and irreverent; it can also be colorful, sexy, and provocative. Most of all, steampunk fashion is accessible to everyone.
Illustrated throughout with color photographs of the dazzling creations of numerous steampunk fashion designers, Anatomy of Steampunk is an inspirational sourcebook. In addition to presenting the looks and stories of these creative fashion artists, the book also details ten steampunk projects for the reader to try at home. Allow steam to power your imagination!
Designers, performance groups, and individual steampunks
the book include—
Berít New York
Brute Force Studios
Disabled Life Media
Edward Von Arkham
The Extraordinary Contraptions
Hi Tek by Alexander
House of Canney
The League of S.T.E.A.M.
Margaret “Magpie” Killjoy
Marquis of Vaudeville
Morrigan New York
Steampunk Emma Goldman
Tokyo Inventors Society
The Uprising of the Gin Rebellion
Look for Anatomy of Steampunk in October wherever books are sold!
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Pretty soon, I’ll be posting more info about steampunk and stories about the research—and pictures!
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