breguet-watchmakers-since-1775

Download Book Breguet Watchmakers Since 1775 in PDF format. You can Read Online Breguet Watchmakers Since 1775 here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Breguet

Author : Emmanuel Breguet
ISBN : 2909838188
Genre : Clocks and watches
File Size : 63. 37 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 430
Read : 240

Get This Book


Founded in 1775 by Abraham-Louis Breguet, the firm of Breguet has occupied a unique position in the field of prestige watchmaking. Considered the greatest watchmaker of all time, Abraham-Louis Breguet was the father of modern watchmaking, an innovator in both the technical and aesthetic fields. A work of reference containing a wealth of previously unpublished information, this is also a sumptuous art book, distinguished by the elegance of its design and the excellence of its illustrations. In addition, the author skillfully combines the histories of art, technical developments, politics and economics to create an appealing and accessible narrative. Over 500 illustrations present a visual history of the principal creations produced by the Breguet workshops over the last two hundred and twenty years. Many of the pieces illustrated are held in private collections and are photographed here for the first time.

Marine Chronometers At Greenwich

Author : Jonathan Betts
ISBN : 9780191511172
Genre : Science
File Size : 36. 33 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 606
Read : 1159

Get This Book


The Marine Chronometers at Greenwich is the fifth, and largest, of the distinguished series of catalogues of instruments in the collections of the National Maritime Museum. Housed at the Royal Observatory Greenwich — the 'home of time' and the Prime Meridian of the world — this extraordinary collection, which includes the celebrated marine timekeepers by John Harrison (1693-1776), is generally considered to be the finest of its kind in existence. The book is however much more than just a catalogue, and includes an accessible and engaging history of the chronometer, revealing why these instruments were important in our scientific and cultural history, and explaining, in simple terms, how they worked and were used. A comprehensive Glossary and Bibliography are included to ensure any technicalities are explained and that the reader has suggestions for useful 'further reading'. Over 480 photographs and illustrations, including many fine macro-photographs and line drawings, illustrate the 'jewel-like' beauty of the chronometer's construction and explain the function and subtleties of its mechanism. A chapter on 'How the Chronometer was Made', describes the fine sub-division of labour used to create these special machines, from bare metal, right up to delivery on board ship, and brief biographies of the makers tell the human story behind this important nineteenth-century industry. Another chapter, 'The Evolution of the Chronometer', aimed at collectors, historians and curators, provides clearly structured information on assessing and dating the chronometer, something many find difficult. And, for the dedicated specialist, there is extensive tabulated data on the technical structure of this important collection, a unique resource for future research.

Architectural Digest

Author :
ISBN : UCSD:31822022006480
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 25. 20 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 183
Read : 1259

Get This Book



The Grove Encyclopedia Of Decorative Arts

Author : Gordon Campbell
ISBN : 9780195189483
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 79. 55 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 346
Read : 398

Get This Book


Contains information drawn from Grove Art Online and new material written by G. Campbell. Cf. Preface.

Jewels Of Time

Author : Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
ISBN : UOM:39015050474926
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 45. 72 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 541
Read : 1165

Get This Book



Pedometer Walking

Author : Mark Fenton
ISBN : 9781461749752
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 38. 92 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 861
Read : 155

Get This Book


Mark Fenton, television personality and author of the best-selling Complete Guide to Walking, teams up with top exercise researcher, David R. Bassett, to help readers get moving. These guys know what works, and they've got pedometers on the brain. During the last ten years, pedometer use has grown exponentially. "Step counting" broke into the exercise vocabulary when Oprah started sporting her own pedometer, and the mania has only grown. Ten years ago there were five pedometers on the market; today there are dozens. But what to do with them? Hearing the cries for solid information, authors David R. Bassett and Mark Fenton have stepped up. Covered in this guide are a history of step counting--Jefferson was a fan, and a pedometer was designed by Leonardo da Vinci--advice on choosing a pedometer, and a guide to starting a pedometer program, with looks at successful ones in the U.S., Australia, and Europe. Most important may be the chapters treating the tremendously successful 10,000-steps-per-day programs initiated in Japan, as well as the modifications it needs to work for children and senior citizens. Aside from the pedometer itself, Pedometer Walking may be one of the most important exercise tools in years.

Nawcc Bulletin

Author :
ISBN : CHI:59242170
Genre : Clocks and watches
File Size : 45. 31 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 814
Read : 689

Get This Book



The History Of Watches

Author : David Thompson
ISBN : UOM:39015076142663
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 79. 69 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 597
Read : 1046

Get This Book


"Showcases the incomparable collection of watches at the British Museum"--Provided by publisher.

The Mart

Author :
ISBN : CHI:59242043
Genre : Clocks and watches
File Size : 32. 87 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 824
Read : 853

Get This Book



Designers Of Time

Author : Caroline Childers
ISBN : UOM:39015047582864
Genre : Design
File Size : 83. 81 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 684
Read : 319

Get This Book


The words practical and fashion are rarely linked together, with the exception of one item: the wristwatch. Long treasured as an heirloom to be passed down through generations, the wristwatch is a platform of innovation for fashion designers. A relatively new phenomena, the designer watch was born in the 1970s and it has forever changed the way we view time. Now, time is secondary to the statement that the timepiece will make to the world. An item of personal expression, the designer wristwatch is a sensation-- many people have several watches, one for every mood or whim. Designers of Time celebrates what has grown to be one of the most collectible, most practical items of fashion today.

The Story Of Time

Author : Kristen Lippincott
ISBN : UOM:39015040264239
Genre : Science
File Size : 63. 76 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 772
Read : 932

Get This Book


Tentoonstellingscatalogus over de cultuurgeschiedenis van tijd en tijdmeting, de voorstelling van tijd in de beeldende kunst en tijdsbesef in verschillende perioden en culturen.

Horological Journal

Author :
ISBN : CHI:097889186
Genre :
File Size : 78. 21 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 682
Read : 748

Get This Book



Technology And Culture

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015081548367
Genre : Electronic journals
File Size : 24. 65 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 126
Read : 982

Get This Book



Vanity Fair

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112954339
Genre :
File Size : 23. 43 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 441
Read : 970

Get This Book



The Architects Journal

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015064351599
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 36. 46 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 286
Read : 705

Get This Book



Artnews

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015047887909
Genre : Art
File Size : 62. 24 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 815
Read : 309

Get This Book



The History Of The Erard Piano And Harp In Letters And Documents 1785 1959

Author : Robert Adelson
ISBN : 9781316407332
Genre : Music
File Size : 49. 66 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 468
Read : 1219

Get This Book


Sébastien Erard and the firm that carried his name are seminal in the history of musical instruments. Erard's inventions - especially the double escapement for the piano and the double-action for the harp - have had an enormous impact on instruments and musical life and are still at the foundation of piano and harp building today. The recently discovered archives of the Erard piano and harp building firm are perhaps the largest and most complete record of musical instrument making anywhere, containing never-before-published correspondence from musicians including Mendelssohn, Liszt and Fauré. These volumes present the archive's records and documents in two parts, the first relating to inventions, business, composers and performers and the second to the Erard family correspondence. In both the original French and with English translations, the documents offer fascinating insights into the musical landscape of Europe from the start of Erard's career in 1785 to the closure of the firm in 1959.

Forbes Fyi

Author :
ISBN : UCSC:32106015955641
Genre : Business
File Size : 37. 15 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 564
Read : 1065

Get This Book



Cigar Aficionado

Author :
ISBN : CORNELL:31924059684120
Genre : Cigars
File Size : 48. 43 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 806
Read : 750

Get This Book



Hoover S Handbook Of World Business

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39076002917578
Genre : Corporations
File Size : 31. 81 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 182
Read : 161

Get This Book



Top Download:

Best Books