Automata and Mechanical Toys

ISBN-10: 1861265107
ISBN-13: 9781861265104
Edition: 2002
Authors: Rodney Peppe
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Description: No other craft so brilliantly captures the magic of turning a handle, þicking a switch, or pulling a lever to see the unexpected come to life.Automata and Mechanical Toysis a book for anyone drawn to simple, entertaining mechanics. The book features  More...

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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date: 8/1/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

No other craft so brilliantly captures the magic of turning a handle, þicking a switch, or pulling a lever to see the unexpected come to life.Automata and Mechanical Toysis a book for anyone drawn to simple, entertaining mechanics. The book features 21 leading makers, each with a distinctive style. With 160 color photos and 100 delightful examples of the craft, the book is a feast for collectors and enthusiasts. A substantial section of the book is devoted to making automata mechanisms, ideal for novices or those wishing to learn new techniques. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions explain how to make a bearings box, which separately houses all the main mechanisms used in automata. The box can then be converted to any mechanism you choose. Rodney Peppé is a winner of the British Toymakers’ Guild Toy of the Year Award; he has had exhibitions of his work at the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood. He is also the author ofRodney Peppé’s Moving Toys.

Acknowledgements
Credits and Permissions
List of Contributors
Preface
Introduction
A Brief History of Automata and Mechanical Toys
The Origins of Contemporary Automata
Tools and Materials
Techniques
Making Automata Mechanisms
Theme Projects
Design
Painting and Finishing
Bibliography
Index

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