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eBook Once upon a Telephone: An Illustrated Social History ePub

by Emily Gwathmey,Ellen Stock Stern

  • ISBN: 0151000867
  • Category: Historical Study and Educational Resources
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Emily Gwathmey,Ellen Stock Stern
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pub Overstock Unlimited Inc; 1st edition (December 1, 1994)
  • Pages: 135
  • ePub book: 1101 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1924 kb
  • Other: lrf lrf lit doc
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 136

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Once upon a Telephone: A. Somehow Gwathmey and Stern have managed to source an amazing trove of phone ephemera for their book and what I particularly liked about it was the way all this fascinating graphic material has been splashed over every page in a colorful extravaganza but don't be put off by this because these visual history pages look a treat.

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Stern, Ellen Stock; Gwathmey, Emily Margolin. It jingles our psyches, jangles our nerves. Once Upon a Telephone is a visual history of this indispensable and inescapable apparatus - with an emphasis on the days before 800s, 900s, voice mail, and FAX. Lavishly illustrated in full color with a wealth of twentieth-century ephemera - everything from movie stills to matchbooks - and including excerpts from a variety of literary sources, Once Upon a Telephone is a spirited tribute to operators, directories, phone booths, and, of course, the appliance itself.

Why I Like the Telephone, in Once upon a Telephone: An Illustrated Social History, by Ellen Stock Stern and Emily Gwathmey. Nicholson Baker was born in 1957 and grew up in Rochester, New York. He studied at the Eastman School of Music and Haverford College. He has published nine novels, the latest of which is House of Holes, and four previous works of nonfiction. His work has appeared in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays.

But that which is written brings the history of the telephone, and its effect on societies around the globe, to colorful life.

Ellen Stock Stern, Emily Margolin Gwathmey. Her books include Best Bets, Once Upon a Telephone, Sister Sets, and Gracie Mansion. Among the more amusing facts in this cultural history of the telephone is that, back in the old days, women were called upon to be telephone operators because boys, who initially had the jobs, &. Once upon a telephone: an illustrated social history.

Ellen Stern, Emily Gwathmey. We are seduced and soothed, rattled and betrayed by it. Wherever it is - on the desk or street corner, the high seas or highway, in our bathrooms or briefcases - it has, for a machine, an allure like no other.

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A study of the telephone chronicles its evolution into contemporary society, its social and historical roles, its symbolism of power, and its place in fashion, and includes a photographic collection of twentieth-century products, advertisements, and more. 20,000 first printing.

Comments

Conjuril Conjuril
Somehow Gwathmey and Stern have managed to source an amazing trove of phone ephemera for their book and what I particularly liked about it was the way all this fascinating graphic material has been splashed over every page in a colorful extravaganza but don't be put off by this because these visual history pages look a treat.

Apart from the usual facts and figures about phones in America over the decades there are plenty of examples of how the ring, ring, ring affected society with sidebars on music ('The Telephone hour song' from the 1960 musical: Bye, bye birdie) movies ('BUtterfield 8' with Elizabeth Taylor or Hitchcock's 'Dial M for murder') business, teenagers or pay phones.

This is one of those lighthearted books that you can dip into and read or see something that was missed the first time.

***LOOK AT SOME INSIDE PAGES by clicking 'customer images' under the cover.
Chillhunter Chillhunter
I got this book for my wife but I think I enjoyed at least as much as she did. Well-illustrated, this book has photos, artwork and first-hand experiences throughout the history of the telephone in America. I learned more than a few things in regards to how the telephone has worked in the past.

An easy read and a fun book to read through.
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This is an interesting book, loaded with photos. It took a while to arrive, but it was in good condition.