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Title The Clockwork universe : German clocks and automata, 1550-1650 / edited by Klaus Maurice and Otto Mayr.

Publication Info. Washington : Smithsonian Institution ; New York : N. Watson Academic Publications, 1980.


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 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  681.1 CLO    Check Shelf
Description ix, 321 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Note Catalog of an exhibition held in Munich, Germany, April 15 to Sept. 30, 1980, and in Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 1980 to Feb. 15, 1981, and organized by the National Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. and the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A mechanical symbol for an authoritarian world -- The clock as intellectual artifact -- The mechanical clock and the scientific revolution -- Propagatio fidei per scientias: Jesuit gifts to the Chinese court -- The role of clocks in the imperial Honoraria for the Turks -- Astrolabe clock faces -- The Augsburg clockmakers' craft -- Jost B├╝rgi, or on innovation -- To finance a clock: an example of patronage in the 16th century -- History and mathematical analysis of the fusee -- The clock and its base -- Automatic music: the Bidermann-Langenbucher lawsuit -- Telling time without a clock -- Counting the hours in community life of the 16th century.
Subject Clocks and watches -- Exhibitions.
Robots -- Exhibitions.
Indexed Term German clocks, 1550-1650.
Subject Uurwerken.
Added Author Maurice, Klaus.
Mayr, Otto.
National Museum of History and Technology.
Bayerisches Nationalmuseum.
ISBN 0882021885
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