European Clocks and Watches
'nothing if not comprehensive...exhibition and book focus not just on mechanics but also on the decorative arts that made these timepieces as beautiful (and complex) on the outside as they are on the inside.' - Introspective Magazine
A beautiful book of spectacular clocks and watches from the Metropolitan Museums's permanent collection
European Clocks and Watches showcases 54 of the most extraordinary clocks, watches and other time-keeping devices in the Metropolitan Museum's collection. Each one is presented with an in-depth description and new photography showing the inner and outer workings.
Included are an ornate celestial timepiece that accurately predicts the trajectory of the sun, moon, and stars and a longcase clock by David Roentgen that shows the time in the ten most important cities of the day. These works, created by clockmakers, scientists, and artists in England, Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands, have been selected for their artistic beauty and design excellence, as well as for their sophisticated and awe-inspiring mechanics.
- Author: Jan Hendrik Leopold and Elizabeth Sullivan
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Date published: November 2015
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery
- ISBN: 978-1588395795
- Product Dimensions: 31.3 x 24.1 cm