Search the Community
Showing results for tags ' Baroque'.
Found 2 results
The Server : A Media History From the Present to the Baroque The Server : A Media History From the Present to the Baroque by Markus Krajewski and Ilinca Iurascu English | 2018 | ISBN: 0300180810 | 454 Pages | PDF | 3.45 MB A cutting-edge media history on a perennially fascinating topic, which attempts to answer the crucial question: Who is in charge, the servant or the master? Though classic servants like the butler or the governess have largely vanished, the Internet is filled with servers: web, ftp, mail, and others perform their daily drudgery, going about their business noiselessly and unnoticed. Why then are current-day digital drudges called servers? Markus Krajewski explores this question by going from the present back to the Baroque to study historical aspects of service through various perspectives, be it the servants' relationship to architecture or their function in literary or scientific contexts. At the intersection of media studies, cultural history, and literature, this work recounts the gradual transition of agency from human to nonhuman actors to show how the concept of the digital server stems from the classic role of the servant. "The Server is an intellectual romp, a learned and literate account of proxy servers, mailer daemons, and an astonishing parade of historical factotums and underlings that presaged today's client-server logic. This is the history of agential knowing-in short, of media-dressed in livery, waiting on call, at your service."- Lisa Gitelman, New York University "Markus Krajewski has rescued from neglect a whole cast of characters-such go-betweens as demons, angels, bookkeepers, and doorkeepers-to show them in all their rollicking mischievousness. This book is at once a literary, social, semantic, and technical history-that is, a media history, and it casts a fresh and strange light on our moment."-John Durham Peters, Yale University http://nitroflare.com/view/165BD867877E2AE/The_Server.rar https://rapidgator.net/file/2c029cd2956279237bc19a82edb3d4ac/The_Server.rar.html
American Baroque: Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700 American Baroque: Pearls and the Nature of Empire, 1492-1700 (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press) by Molly A. Warsh 2018 | ISBN: 1469638975 | English | 304 pages | EPUB | 13 MB Pearls have enthralled global consumers since antiquity, and the Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella explicitly charged Columbus with finding pearls, as well as gold and silver, when he sailed westward in 1492. American Baroque charts Spain's exploitation of Caribbean pearl fisheries to trace the genesis of its maritime empire. In the 1500s, licit and illicit trade in the jewel gave rise to global networks, connecting the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean to the pearl-producing regions of the Chesapeake and northern Europe. Pearls-a unique source of wealth because of their renewable, fungible, and portable nature-defied easy categorization. Their value was highly subjective and determined more by the individuals, free and enslaved, who produced, carried, traded, wore, and painted them than by imperial decrees and tax-related assessments. The irregular baroque pearl, often transformed by the imagination of a skilled artisan into a fantastical jewel, embodied this subjective appeal. Warsh blends environmental, social, and cultural history to construct microhistories of peoples' wide-ranging engagement with this deceptively simple jewel. Pearls facilitated imperial fantasy and personal ambition, adorned the wardrobes of monarchs and financed their wars, and played a crucial part in the survival strategies of diverse people of humble means. These stories, taken together, uncover early modern conceptions of wealth, from the hardscrabble shores of Caribbean islands to the lavish rooms of Mediterranean palaces. http://nitroflare.com/view/3AEACE95EA7E2EB/American_Baroque_-_Warsh%252C_Molly_A.%253B.epub https://rapidgator.net/file/61251385ae8cae65cd1f2d109b080a19/American_Baroque_-_Warsh,_Molly_A.;.epub.html