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Automata The Golden Age 1848-1914

ISBN is 0856673455 / 9780856673450
Published by Sotheby's Parke Bernet 1987
Condition: Near MintEdition: First
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Description

Automata The Golden Age 1848-1914 – The automaton is the playful collaboration of the artist and the artisan, with sculpture, painting, music, costume, and mechanics all playing a part in its creation. In Automata: The Golden Age, Christian Bailly opens with a depiction of mid-19th-century Paris, where French automaton-makers lived and worked. There follow the little-known histories of the seven leading makers, from their establishment mid-century to the decline of production after the First World War. Here, for the first time, names, dates, and chronologies are accurately established to present a reference of inestimable value. In addition, more than 150 automata are photographed in color, with many more depicted in facsimile pages from vintage catalogs.

    Additional information

    Book Author

    Christian Bailly

    Publisher

    Sotheby's Parke Bernet

    Published

    1987

    Edition

    First

    ISBN 10

    0856673455

    ISBN 13

    9780856673450

    Language

    English

    Condition

    Near Mint

    Format

    Hardcover

    • Red Cloth With Elaborate Gilt Title To Cover And Spine,
    • Pic To Cover
    • Dust Jacket
    • Near Mint Condition