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The Resource European clocks and watches in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Clare Vincent and Jan Hendrik Leopold with Elizabeth Sullivan

European clocks and watches in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Clare Vincent and Jan Hendrik Leopold with Elizabeth Sullivan

Label
European clocks and watches in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Title
European clocks and watches in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statement of responsibility
Clare Vincent and Jan Hendrik Leopold with Elizabeth Sullivan
Creator
Contributor
Author
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Among the worlds great technological and imaginative achievements is the invention and development of the timepiece. Examining for the first time the Metropolitan Museums unparalleled collection of European clocks and watches created from the early middle ages through the 19th century, this fascinating book enriches our understanding of the origins and evolution of these ingenious works. It showcases 54 extraordinary clocks, watches, and other timekeeping devices, each represented with an in-depth description and new photography showing the exterior as well as the inner mechanisms. Included are an ornate celestial timepiece that accurately predicts the trajectory of the sun, moon, and stars and a longcase clock by David Roentgen that shows the time in the ten most important cities of the day. These works, created by clockmakers, scientists, and artists in England, Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands, have been selected for their artistic beauty and design excellence, as well as for their sophisticated and awe-inspiring mechanics. Built upon decades of expert research, this publication is a long-overdue survey of these stunning visual and technological marvels." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vincent, Clare
Dewey number
739.3/094/0747471
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Leopold, John H.
  • Sullivan, Elizabeth L.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
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  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Clocks and watches
  • Clocks and watches
  • Clocks and watches
  • New York (State)
  • Europe
Label
European clocks and watches in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Clare Vincent and Jan Hendrik Leopold with Elizabeth Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
At head of title: Highlights of the collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
European clocks and watches in the Metropolitan Museum of Art -- A brief history of the collection / Elizabeth Sullivan -- Time and time again: a selection of European clocks and watches in the Metropolitan Museum of Art / Clare Vincent and Jan Hendrik Leopold
Control code
1551258
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
ix, 278 pages
Isbn
9781588395795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781588395795
  • (OCoLC)906878252
Label
European clocks and watches in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Clare Vincent and Jan Hendrik Leopold with Elizabeth Sullivan
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
At head of title: Highlights of the collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
European clocks and watches in the Metropolitan Museum of Art -- A brief history of the collection / Elizabeth Sullivan -- Time and time again: a selection of European clocks and watches in the Metropolitan Museum of Art / Clare Vincent and Jan Hendrik Leopold
Control code
1551258
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
ix, 278 pages
Isbn
9781588395795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781588395795
  • (OCoLC)906878252

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