The History of Clocks and Watches

 
9780856130793: The History of Clocks and Watches

The measurement of time was one of man's earliest obsessions, and the desire for ever greater precision in time-keeping has inspired generations in the fields of mathematics and science. Equally, each advance has produced accompanying works of great craftsmanship that have turned objects of sober function into things of outstanding beauty. Eric Bruton traces the path of this development from the simple shepherd's dial made of clay, through the rush of horological activity that followed the invention of the pendulum in the mid-seventeenth century, to the perfection escapement developments that form the basic principles of the complex electronic circuitry of our clocks and watches today. Combining specially commissioned line drawings, magnificent colour illustrations and a lucid, authoritative text, this book offers the reader a wonderful catalogue of man's achievement in the fields of science and art.

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Eric Bruton is a Fellow of the British Horological Insititute and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers but is best-known for his regular appearances on BBC TV's Antiques Roadshow.

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Eric Bruton
Editorial: Imprint unknown (1979)
ISBN 10: 0856130796 ISBN 13: 9780856130793
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Descripción Imprint unknown, 1979. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0856130796

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