Article ID: CBB033223393

Adaptations et résistances au mode d'éclairage public parisien: les traductions différenciées de Barcelone et Madrid [Adaptations and Resistances to the Paris System of Public Lighting: The Different Translations in Barcelona and Madrid] (2019)

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Circulation of 18th century lighting technology between France and Spain is not a mere dissemination or a fluid flow of knowledge, materials, and practices, but a cross-cultural encounter, implying multi-layered processes of mediation and appropriation. The spaces of reconfiguration are indeed not passive: if Barcelona adapts the Parisian suspension mode of the lighting system, the city rejects the use of metallic reflectors and prefers the local oil combustible. Madrid does the opposite. This article will not deal with the voyages of technical enquiry nor with the go-betweens but focus on the transnational dynamics of adaptation, negotiation and integration or rejection of the lantern technology.

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Authors & Contributors
Carlson, W. Bernard
Dasgupta, Deepanwita
Davids, C. A.
Gao, Jian-ming
Gutas, Dimitri
Högselius, Per
Journals
Technology and Culture
Acta Baltica historiae et philosophiae scientiarum
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society
Economic History Review
Iranian Studies
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Publishers
Ashgate, Variorum
Brill
Elsevier
Oxford University Press
University of Toronto Press
Concepts
Diffusion of innovation; diffusion of knowledge; diffusion of technology
Technology transfer
Cross-cultural comparison
Technological innovation
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
History of technology, as a discipline
People
Aristotle
Gille, Bertrand
Needham, Joseph
Paré, Ambroise
Plato
Weyl, Hermann
Time Periods
19th century
Ancient
20th century, early
21st century
Medieval
16th century
Places
China
France
Europe
Japan
Barcelona (Spain)
Great Britain
Institutions
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
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