- Hardcover: 360 pages
- Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd; New edition edition (30 Jun. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0709074034
- ISBN-13: 978-0709074038
- Product Dimensions: 31.7 x 25 x 4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Automata: The Golden Age 1848-1914 Hardcover – 30 Jun 2003
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Christian Bailly, a member of the Union Francaise des Experts, is based in Paris and has collected and restored automata for over thirty years.
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Perhaps even more fascinating is section 3, "Inside the Magic", which offers photographs of more internal mechanisms, explains how they work complete with movement diagrams, shows how an automaton is properly restored, provides information about musical movements, and much more.
Copiously illustrated throughout with loads of fantastic full color images of period automata, most of which are in beautiful original condition or superbly restored. There are also perhaps hundreds of black & white photos and illustrations, including copies of period catalog pages from three of the larger companies (Vichy, Roullet & Decamps, and Lambert).
Prior to its re-release, the original printing of this book was approaching the $1000 mark on the used market, and if you take a look inside you'll understand why. Nothing else like it has ever been produced or likely ever will -- this glorious celebration of the golden age of automata will have you spellbound for many years to come. Leave it on your coffee table and watch your guests become entranced!
I would like to review this book, but who the hell can afford 1800$ for one book? ahh I see, the new edition was printed on gold leaf...
I gave it one star to protest the ridicuosly high price.
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