Automata and Mechanical Toys
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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 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date: 8/1/2002
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
|Credits and Permissions|
|List of Contributors|
|A Brief History of Automata and Mechanical Toys|
|The Origins of Contemporary Automata|
|Tools and Materials|
|Making Automata Mechanisms|
|Painting and Finishing|