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The Resource Picturing machines 1400-1700, edited by Wolfgang Lefèvre

Picturing machines 1400-1700, edited by Wolfgang Lefèvre

Label
Picturing machines 1400-1700
Title
Picturing machines 1400-1700
Statement of responsibility
edited by Wolfgang Lefèvre
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How technical drawings shaped early engineering practice.Technical drawings by the architects and engineers of the Renaissance made use of a range of new methods of graphic representation. These drawings--among them Leonardo da Vinci's famous drawings of mechanical devices--have long been studied for their aesthetic qualities and technological ingenuity, but their significance for the architects and engineers themselves is seldom considered. The essays in Picturing Machines 1400-1700 take this alternate perspective and look at how drawing shaped the practice of early modern engineering. They do so through detailed investigations of specific images, looking at over 100 that range from sketches to perspective views to thoroughly constructed projections.In early modern engineering practice, drawings were not merely visualizations of ideas but acted as models that shaped ideas. Picturing Machines establishes basic categories for the origins, purposes, functions, and contexts of early modern engineering illustrations, then treats a series of topics that not only focus on the way drawings became an indispensable means of engineering but also reflect the main stages in their historical development. The authors examine the social interaction conveyed by early machine images and their function as communication between practitioners; the knowledge either conveyed or presupposed by technical drawings, as seen in those of Giorgio Martini and Leonardo; drawings that required familiarity with geometry or geometric optics, including the development of architectural plans; and technical illustrations that bridged the gap between practical and theoretical mechanics
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
604.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T353
LC item number
.P55 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lefèvre, Wolfgang
Series statement
Transformations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mechanical drawing
  • Engineering graphics
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Engineering graphics
  • Mechanical drawing
  • Technische Zeichnung
  • Architekturzeichnung
  • Technisches Zeichnen
  • Machines
  • Technische tekeningen
  • Grafische voorstellingen
Label
Picturing machines 1400-1700, edited by Wolfgang Lefèvre
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-333) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why draw pictures of machines? The social context of early modern machine drawings / Marcus Popplow -- The origins of early modern machine design / David McGee -- Social character, pictorial style, and the grammar of technical illustration in craftsmen's manuscripts in the late middle ages / Rainer Leng -- Picturing the machine : Francesco di Giorgio and Leonardo da Vinci in the 1490s / Pamela O. Long -- Measures of success : military engineering and the architectonic understanding of design / Mary Henninger-Voss -- Renaissance descriptive geometry : the codification of drawing methods / Filippo Camerota -- The emergence of combined orthographic projections / Wolfgang Lefèvre -- Projections embodied in technical drawings : Dürer and his followers / Jeanne Peiffer -- Drawing mechanics / Michael S. Mahoney
Control code
57560146
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 347 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417574674
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5380
  • 9780262278102
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57560146
Label
Picturing machines 1400-1700, edited by Wolfgang Lefèvre
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-333) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why draw pictures of machines? The social context of early modern machine drawings / Marcus Popplow -- The origins of early modern machine design / David McGee -- Social character, pictorial style, and the grammar of technical illustration in craftsmen's manuscripts in the late middle ages / Rainer Leng -- Picturing the machine : Francesco di Giorgio and Leonardo da Vinci in the 1490s / Pamela O. Long -- Measures of success : military engineering and the architectonic understanding of design / Mary Henninger-Voss -- Renaissance descriptive geometry : the codification of drawing methods / Filippo Camerota -- The emergence of combined orthographic projections / Wolfgang Lefèvre -- Projections embodied in technical drawings : Dürer and his followers / Jeanne Peiffer -- Drawing mechanics / Michael S. Mahoney
Control code
57560146
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 347 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417574674
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5380
  • 9780262278102
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57560146

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