Plus-Size Steampunk

Maximum Fabulous – Minimum Budget
October 25th, 2013 by Charlotte Babb

Review of 1000 Steampunk Creations by Dr.Grymm

If you need inspiration that sets the bar for what is Steampunk, this is your book. It’s a lush pictorial archive of the art and fashion of Steampunk ca. 2011. The book itself is beautifully designed, from its pierced cover to seven sections of steamy goodness.  There are few words, and each image is worth at least a thousand of them.

Nearly 300 pages portray one to eight images of clothing, art objects, jewelry, weapons, home décor,  and things both indescribable and unimaginable. Bring your own napkin because you will DROOL with desire. Some of these images have escaped onto Pinterest or other websites, but there will be much you have not seen before.

Each image is captioned with a number, the creator’s name and the country of origin.  A nice directory of images is included.  While not a how-to book, many of the images show the exquisite craftsmanship of each item and offer visual hints of how it might have been achieved.

Don’t let that craftsmanship keep you from making your own goodies, however. Give yourself a high goal for aspiration and aim your talents for the stars.

Take it in slowly, not all at once, for like a child with only a dollar in a candy store, you will find more than enough brilliant ideas to inebriate the imagination.

You might check your local library if your wallet is thin, as the sticker price is USD $25, but the value is there.
The Amazon link to the right is an affiliate link. Buy a book and I get a nickel.

Grymm, & Saint John. (2011). 1000 Steampunk creations: Neo-Victorian fashion, gear and art. Beverly, MA: Quarry Books.

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