9122 - The Changing Face of Early Modern Time, 1550-1770


In this compelling interdisciplinary book, Jane Desborough brings lucid academic analysis to explore the practical world of skilled craftsmanship. Focusing on Britain, but with extended European comparisons, she examines over 250 dials to reveal how their multi-functional appearance gradually evolved into a standatd format.... a brilliantly original and comprehensive approach. Between 1550 and the emergence of a standard format in 1770, dials represented combinations of calendrical, lunar and astronomical information using multiple concentric rings, subsidiary dials and apertures.


292 pages

Edition : 2019

Langue : anglais

CHF 79.00