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Automata The Golden Age 1848-1914

ISBN is 0856673455 / 9780856673450
Published by Sothebys Parke Bernet 1987
Condition: Near MintEdition: First
Categories: , , SKU: 462

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

Sothebys 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