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by Luigi Nessi,Alessandro Cesati,Peter Plassmayer,Richard J. Wattenmaker




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.
Download Antique Tools and Instruments epub
ISBN: 8874391242
ISBN13: 978-8874391240
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
Author: Luigi Nessi,Alessandro Cesati,Peter Plassmayer,Richard J. Wattenmaker
Language: English
Publisher: 5Continents (October 1, 2008)
Pages: 368 pages
ePUB size: 1708 kb
FB2 size: 1617 kb
Rating: 4.9
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