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The Resource My fair ladies : female robots, androids, and other artificial Eves, Julie Wosk

My fair ladies : female robots, androids, and other artificial Eves, Julie Wosk

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My fair ladies : female robots, androids, and other artificial Eves
Title
My fair ladies
Title remainder
female robots, androids, and other artificial Eves
Statement of responsibility
Julie Wosk
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The fantasy of a male creator constructing his perfect woman dates back to the Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea. Yet as technology has advanced over the past century, the figure of the lifelike manmade woman has become nearly ubiquitous, popping up in everything from Bride of Frankenstein to Weird Science to The Stepford Wives. Now Julie Wosk takes us on a fascinating tour through this bevy of artificial women, revealing the array of cultural fantasies and fears they embody. My Fair Ladies considers how female automatons have been represented as objects of desire in fiction and how "living dolls" have been manufactured as real-world fetish objects. But it also examines the many works in which the "perfect" woman turns out to be artificial--a robot or doll--and thus becomes a source of uncanny horror. Finally, Wosk introduces us to a variety of female artists, writers, and filmmakers--from Cindy Sherman to Shelley Jackson to Zoe Kazan--who have cleverly crafted their own images of simulated women. Anything but dry, My Fair Ladies draws upon Wosk's own experiences as a young female Playboy copywriter and as a child of the "feminine mystique" era to show how images of the artificial woman have loomed large over real women's lives. Lavishly illustrated with film stills, artwork, and vintage advertisements, this book offers a fresh look at familiar myths about gender, technology, and artistic creation" --
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10438163
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Wosk, Julie
Dewey number
704.9/424
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Women in art
  • Anthropomorphism in art
  • Androids in art
  • Technology and women
  • Human body and technology
  • Androids in art
  • Anthropomorphism in art
  • Human body and technology
  • Technology and women
  • Women in art
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female robots, androids, and other artificial Eves
Label
My fair ladies : female robots, androids, and other artificial Eves, Julie Wosk
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Simulated women and the Pygmalion myth -- Mechanical Galateas : female automatons and dolls -- Mannequins, masks, monsters, and dolls : film and art in the 1920s and 1930s -- Simulated women in television and films, 1940s and after -- Engineering the perfect woman -- Dancing with robots and women in robotics design -- The woman artist as Pygmalion
Control code
1905967
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 221 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813563374
Lccn
2014035923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813563374
  • (OCoLC)890971697
Label
My fair ladies : female robots, androids, and other artificial Eves, Julie Wosk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Simulated women and the Pygmalion myth -- Mechanical Galateas : female automatons and dolls -- Mannequins, masks, monsters, and dolls : film and art in the 1920s and 1930s -- Simulated women in television and films, 1940s and after -- Engineering the perfect woman -- Dancing with robots and women in robotics design -- The woman artist as Pygmalion
Control code
1905967
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 221 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813563374
Lccn
2014035923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813563374
  • (OCoLC)890971697

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