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Title: The Influencing Machine: James Tilly Matthews and the Air Loom.
Description: London Strange Attractor Press, 2012. Revised ed. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, few black & white illustrations, tiny bump base spine, minor edgewear. 283 pp. This book looks at the case of James Tilly Matthews, a brilliant architect who, in 1797 was confined to Bedlam as an incurable lunatic. He was the first person to insist that his mind was being controlled by a machine: the Air Loom, a frightening secret weapon whose rays and mysterious gases were brainwashing politicians and putting Europe into revolution, terror and war. ISBN: 9781907222139.

Keywords: biography, health, mental illness, architects, technology, britain 9781907222139

Price: AUD 20.00 = appr. US$ 13.84 Seller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
- Book number: 28560

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