Antique Tools and Instruments by Luigi Nessi, Alessandro Cesati, Peter Plassmayer, Richard J. Wattenmaker
Antique Tools and Instruments
Author: Luigi Nessi, Alessandro Cesati, Peter Plassmayer, Richard J. Wattenmaker
Title: Antique Tools and Instruments
ISBN10: 8874391242
ISBN13: 978-8874391240
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: 5Continents (October 1, 2008)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1260 kb
Size epub: 1617 kb
Rating: 4.0 ✪
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Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Engineering
Utensils, tools, and instruments manufactured from the Renaissance through the mid-19th century are featured in this lavish collection of photographs and writings that highlight the artistry of objects used in the sciences, crafts, trades, and home. Cultural commentary offers a contextualization of the objects with a focus on such issues as the relationship between the object and the way it is portrayed in paintings, engravings, and illustrations; how the functional purpose guided the choice of materials and the addition of symbolic decoration; and how certain objects reflect a shift from artisan-based craft to industrial production. Astrolabes, surgical instruments, sundials, and implements for smoking are among the objects exhibited in this rarely displayed private collection.