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By Helmut Müller-Sievers

The Cylinder investigates the spectacular proliferation of cylindrical gadgets within the 19th century, akin to steam engines, phonographs, panoramas, rotary printing presses, silos, defense locks, and lots of extra. reading this phenomenon throughout the lens of kinematics, the technology of forcing movement, Helmut Müller-Sievers offers a brand new view of the historical past of mechanics and of the tradition of the commercial revolution, together with its literature, that specializes in the metaphysics and aesthetics of movement. Müller-Sievers explores how nineteenth-century prose falls in with the categorical rhythm of cylindrical equipment, re-imagines the curvature of cylindrical areas, and conjoins narrative growth and mirrored image in one stylistic movement. Illuminating the intersection of engineering, tradition, and literature, he argues for an idea of tradition that incorporates an epoch’s relation to the movement of its machines.

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