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  • Writing model making and inventing in Paul Scheerbart’s The Perpetual Motion Machine 

    Authors:Ekinci, Sevil Enginsoy
    Publisher and Date:(Taylor & Francis, 2018)
    First published in German in 1910 and in English as late as 2011 Das Perpetuum Mobile: Die Geschichte einer Erfindung/The Perpetual Motion Machine: The Story of an Invention narrates the German visionary writer and artist Paul Scheerbart’s (1863-1915) obsessive efforts to produce numerous models of a fantastic machine. Written in the form of a diary between 1907 and 1910 and supplemented by twenty-six diagrams the book is a record of his “flights of imagination” manifested in a series of fanciful ...