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The Dynamo and Virgin Reconsidered

Lynn White

The Dynamo and Virgin Reconsidered

Machina ex Deo

by Lynn White

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Published by The MIT Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Impact of science & technology on society,
  • Mathematics and Science,
  • Technology / Social Aspects,
  • Social Aspects,
  • Technology,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • Science/Mathematics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10237715M
    ISBN 100262230321
    ISBN 109780262230322
    OCLC/WorldCa50549698

    fascinated, in fact almost obsessed with the giant dynamo, Henry. Of course, at another level of your consciousness you were already mulling over your book on Mont St. Michel and Chartres. It appeared a few years later, brimming with antiphons to the spirit-ual power of the Virgin, the power, you said, that had built Chartres. BOOKS Book with 1 author: 1. Lynne White, Jr., Dynamo and Virgin Reconsidered: Essays in the Dynamism of Western Culture (Cambridge: MIT Press, ), 60–1. Subsequent citations 2. White, Dynamo and Virgin Reconsidered, 68 (emphasis in original). Book with author and editor(s) and/or translator(s): 5.

      The cathedral trope is a frequently used one: Mentioned at the memorable Year Starship Symposium in Orlando, Paul Gilster’s Centauri Dreams book, etc. Examples abound. Former NASA Administrator Michael Griffin declares that we owe cathedral-builders “the ability to have a constancy of purpose across years and decades.”. Lynn White, Jr. (29 April March ) by Bert S Hall (Book) by George La Piana () more. fewer. Most widely held works by Lynn White Medieval technology and social change Dynamo and virgin reconsidered.

    In the best known chapter of the book, The Dynamo and the Virgin, he takes these two figures as iconic representations of their times; the Virgin being the symbol which unified Western culture in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth centuries and led to the great cathedrals of France, of which he was so enamored, while the dynamo is the symbol of. Henry Adams "The Dynamo and the Virgin" (from The Education of Henry Adams). Adams gets into the element of technology. He talks about himself in 3 rd person and considers his education to continue throughout his entire life, in contrast to those whose education never gets started. If you have the opportunity, get an education, not just training.


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This led to his first work in the history of technology, "Technology and Invention in the Middle Ages" in more5/5.

DYNAMO AND VIRGIN RECONSIDERED rived in the big city. It romanticized its agrarian past and the sup- posed simplicities and warm virtues of an age that had vanished. Lynn White, Jr., “Dynamo and Virgin Reconsidered,” in Dynamo and Virgin Reconsidered. Essays in the Dynamism of Western Culture (Cambridge, Mass.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ), The Dynamo and the Virgin () U NTIL the Great Exposition closed its doors in November, Adams haunted it, aching to absorb knowledge, and helpless to find it.

He would have liked to know how much of it could have been grasped by the best-informed man in the world. From his Technology and Invention in the Middle Ages ofthrough his Dynamo and Virgin Reconsidered ofto his Medieval Technology and Social Change (Oxford University Press, ), his work refuted the assumption that the Middle Ages were too preoccupied with theology and/or chivalry to concern themselves with technology, the assumption behind Henry.

The Virgin and the Dynamo: Public Murals in American Architecture, is the first book in almost a century to concentrate exclusively on the beaux-arts mural movement in. Toward the end of or the beginning ofAdams expresses the dichotomy in his poem "Prayer to the Virgin of Chartres," which includes the "Prayer to the Dynamo." He sends the first copy to Elizabeth Cameron who has played a key role in Henry's emotional life since his wife's suicide.

Their friendship needs mention. The Virgin became his symbol for Christian tradition and, equated by Adams to the Roman mythological Venus, the female force in general.

Looking to the future, he wondered if the god of technology, the dynamo’s apotheosis, was on the verge of replacing, as he put it. He then wrote an autobiography, The Education of Henry Adams (), which complements the earlier book and has long been regarded as one of the most compelling works of American literature.

In the autobiography’s most famous chapter — or, at least, most famous chapter title — “The Dynamo and the Virgin,” Adams weighed what he had. Dynamo and virgin reconsidered: essays in the dynamism of Western culture. White, Lynn Jr, “Dynamo and Virgin Reconsidered,” in Machine Ex Deo: Essays in the Dynamism of Western Culture (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, ), pp.

57 ff. 21 C. Brown was born at Winterthur, Switzerland in and was the son of a civil engineer. The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value Is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness by Virginia Postrel.

HarperCollins (New York), pp. $ cloth, The Future and It. Reprinted in White, Machina ex Deo: Essays in the Dynamism of Western Culture, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, and in White, Dynamo and Virgin Reconsidered, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, (and later editions). The Virgin became his symbol for Christian tradition and, equated by Adams to the Roman mythological Venus, the female force in general.

Looking to the future, he wondered if the god of technology, the dynamo’s apotheosis, was on the verge of replacing, as he put it, the Church and the Cross. the virgin the dynamo Download the virgin the dynamo or read online here in PDF or EPUB.

Please click button to get the virgin the dynamo book now. All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so don't worry about it. This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search box in the widget. The Virgin The Dynamo. THE DYNAMO AND THE VIRGIN () UNTIL the Great Exposition of closed its doors in November, Adams haunted it, aching to absorb knowledge, and helpless to find it.

He would have liked to know how much of it could have been grasped by the best-informed man in the world. While he was thus meditating chaos, Langley came by, and showed it to him. Chapter 24 The Dynamo and The Virgin () Summary. Adams begins to develop his theory of Force.

Guided by Langley of the Smithsonian, he attends the new Chicago Exhibition; it is amazing and revealing. The dynamo seems to him to call force from nothing, from the earth, and speeds everything up.

The Virgin represents art, desire, sex, and other human emotions alien to the dynamo. Adams clearly appreciated these traits, but felt equally uncomfortable in the face of the accompanying raw emotion, superstition, and religiosity (he refers to it as “occult”) of the era.Adams was very interested in the Medieval world and he used the dynamo, the generator of electric power as a symbol of the modern.

And contrasted that with the great symbol of the traditional world of Western Europe, the Virgin Mary. An essay, he published in his autobiography, the education of Henry Adams.The heyday of the Chautauqua was also the age of Henry Adams’s Dynamo, which he contrasted with the beautiful, but now seemingly irrelevant, stone Virgin of the medieval cathedral in his book Mont Saint Michel and Chartres.

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