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Wolfgang Schivelbusch tells the story of the development of artificial light in the nineteenth century. Not simply a history of a technology, Disenchanted Night revelas the ways that the technology of artificial illumination helped forge modern consciousness. In his strikingly illustrated and lively narrative, Schivelbusch discusses a range of subject including the political symbolism of streetlamps, the rise of nightlife and the shopwindow, and the importance of the salon in bourgeois culture.

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This text tells the story of the development of artificial light in the 19th century. The book reveals the ways that the technology of artificial light helped forge modern consciousness. It discusses such topics as the political symbolism of street lighting and the rise of nightlife.

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"The newer the culture is," writes the German journalist and historian Wolfgang Schivelbusch, "the more it fears nightfall." Enigmatic though that statement may be, it speaks to a truth of the newly industrialised nations of nineteenth-century North America and Europe. With their populations increasingly crowded into cities and the mood of those city dwellers increasingly revolutionary, those nations had good reason to illuminate the darkness. Schivelbusch extends the story of industrial light well beyond Thomas Edison, with whom so many other histories begin; he writes of pioneering contraptions such as the thermolamp, of the early uses of arc lighting in warfare and entertainment alike, of the relationship between the development of railways and the gaslight. Schivelbusch has a keen eye for the telling detail, as when he relates the reaction of Parisians to the strange fire that, in 1844, bathed the Place de la Concorde: "The light, which flooded a large area, was so strong that ladies opened up their umbrellas--not as a tribute to the inventors, but in order to protect themselves from the rays of this mysterious new sun." Schivelbusch goes on to discuss, among other things, the development of "nightlife," for, whereas in earlier centuries dwellers of many cities were locked into their homes at night for the ostensible safety of the public at large, now they were free to walk well-illuminated streets at all hours. A lively work of social and technological history, Disenchanted Night looks deeply into matters that we have come to take for granted, but that once seemed like magic. --Gregory McNamee, Amazon.com

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