Publications by Julie Wosk
MY FAIR LADIES: FEMALE ROBOTS, ANDROIDS, AND OTHER ARTIFICIAL EVES. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univ. Press, July 2015). Reviewed in the Library Journal as a "riveting portrait of simulated women, female robots, and robot technology in media and art from ancient generations to modern-day creations."
WOMEN AND THE MACHINE: REPRESENTATIONS FROM THE SPINNIONG WHEEL TO THE ELECTRONIC AGE (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2001, paper 2003).
ALLURING ANDROIDS, ROBOT WOMEN, AND ELECTRONIC EVES (New York: Fort Schuyler Press, 2008, based on Julie Wosk's exhibit "Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and Electronic Eves" at the New York Hall of Science, 2008.
BREAKING FRAME: TECHNOLOGY AND THE VISUAL ARTS IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univ. Press, 1992). New Edition titled BREAKING FRAME: TECHNOLOGY, ART, AND DESIGN IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY ( Authors Guild Back-In-Print edition, 2013).
Update on the Film Metropolis.” Technology and Culture 51: 4 (October 2010): 1061-1062.
“On the Cover: Metropolis.” Technology and Culture 51: 2 (April 2010): 403-408.
“Catastrophe Chic: A Commentary,” Design Issues 23:4 (Autumn 2007), 93-97.
“Designing For Safety: Safe: Design Takes on Risk” (review essay, Museum of Modern Art, New
York), Technology and Culture 47:4, October, 2006, 791-798.
“Perspectives on the Escalator in Photography and Art.” Catalogue essay for the exhibition Up
Down and Across: Elevators, Escalators, and Moving Sidewalks (Washington, D.C.: National
Building Museum/Merrell Pub. Co., 2003), 140-171.
“The Escalator in Art.” Blueprints, National Building Museum, Fall 2003.
“Photographing Devastation: Three Photography Exhibits of 11 September 2001,” Technology and
Culture, 43: 4, October 2002, 771-76.
"Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design." Design Issues, Spring 1996.
"Brunel Meets Brunelleschi" (ornamented machines in America). American Heritage of Invention
and Technology, Summer 1995.
"Manhole Covers and the Myths of America." Design Book Review (MIT Press), Winter\Spring
"The Electric Eve: Galvanizing Women in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century
Literature, Film, and Art." Research in Philosophy and Technology 13, 1993, 43-56.
"The P.U.L.S.E. Exhibit." Leonardo, June 1988
"The Impact of Technology on the Human Image in Art." Leonardo, 19, No. 2, 1986.
"Art and Technology: A College Course Design," in The State University of New York, The New
Liberal Arts--Curriculum in Transition. (Albany: State Univ. of New York, 1986), 67-71.
"The Distancing Effect of Technology in Twentieth-Century Poetry
and Painting." San Jose Studies, Spring, 1985. Awarded "Best Article
of the Year" by San Jose Studies editors.
"The Airplane in Art." Art and Artists, London, December 1984.
“The Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage: A Unique Exhibition Space." Technology and Culture, April
"The Explosive Emergence of Technology in Art." Art and Artists, London, December 1982.
"Picasso, Car Classics, and the Engineers." Art Education, July 1982
(journal of the National Art Education Association).
"Humanities and the Machine: Responses to Technology." Technology and Culture, July 1982.
"Lawrence Durrell: The Poet As Pygmalion." Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Quarterly 5.SI 1
"The New American Classicism" (technology and American design).
Intellect, September 1980.
"Artists on Technology." Technology Review (MIT Press), January 1980.
"Engaging and entertaining...her work is complex, comprehensive, and highly readable."
Featuring over 150 illustrations, many in color, WOMEN AND THE MACHINE reveals the way women's lives have been transformed by new technologies over the past two centuries. Driving automobiles, riding bicycles, piloting planes, women experienced a new sense of freedom and mobility while also revealing their technical skills.
Through art works, photographs, cartoons, advertisements, and written works, WOMEN AND THE MACHINE looks at the stereotypes that have haunted women--stereotypes that picture them as sexy models in machine advertisements and as frail and timid creatures, flummoxed by flat tires and baffled by all things mechanical. But in other images, women working as Rosie the Riveters in wartime, using sewing machines, typewriters, computers, and other machines successfully challenge these skeptical views.
"Abundantly illustrated and compellingly argued"
Robert C. Post, AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW
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Nineteenth-century artists and designers often brilliantly captured the dramatic (and traumatic) impact of the Industrial Revolution on European and American society---seen in images of factories spewing smoke, speeding trains, bursting steam bolers that sent people flying through the air, comic views of humans-turned-automatons after steam explosions.
Artitsts also celebrated the century's impressive feats of engineering ranging from London's Crystal Palace to the Brooklyn Bridge. These images often mirrored widespread feelings of both hope and bewilderment, feels of pride and fear that prefigured our responses to today's world still being transformed by rapid developments in science and technology.
BREAKING FRAME also includes chapters on decorative cast iron and electroplating that reveal the nineteenth century's fascination with the "imitative arts." Ornamented steam engines and sewing machines celebrate the new mechanical age.