Nicholas Jeeves

Graphic designer, writer, Ruskin Arts editor and associate editor at The Public Domain Review. Leading MA Graphic Design at Cambridge School of Art.

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Oh Excellent Air Bag:
Under the Influence of Nitrous Oxide, 1799–1920

PDR Press, 2016

The summer of 1799 saw a new fad take root in a certain circle of British society: the inhalation of nitrous oxide, also known as ‘laughing gas’. The ‘delectable air’ would go on to inspire more than a century of extraordinary writings that combined the scientific, the poetic, and the philosophical in a wholly new way. This volume collects the most striking examples of both first-hand accounts and the secondary literature they spawned, including writings by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, William James, and Theodore Dreiser.
Editor: Adam Green
Words: Mike Jay et al

140mm x 216mm

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