Antiques, Automata, Automaton, Automated Dolls, Moving Dolls, Singing Bird Cages, Musical Boxes. The Automata Industry of Paris. Over 150 automata (automaton) are illustrated in colour photographs including The Master Automaton-Makers - Theroude, Bontems, Vichy, Roullet & Decamps, Phalibois, Lambert, Renou, Triboulet. This is an essential book for anyone interested in Victorian Automata.
Probably the only book you ever need on the subject. Bailly covers all the major manufacturers of the era, including Vichy, Roullet, Decamps, Phalibois, and more in this book. Each chapter details everything about the master automaton makers, including the company history and ephemera, diagrams of the inner workings and mechanisms, what the original keys look like for that company, dates of manufacture for various models, and what set the companies apart from each other.
Section 3 "Inside the Magic" offers photographs of internal mechanisms, explains how they work, complete with movement diagrams, shows how an automaton is properly restored, provides information about musical movements and much more. Now reissued, having been unobtainable for many years, this spectacular book, the first to be devoted entirely to the period of the automaton's apogee (height), is an essential addition to the library of the collector, the specialist, and all who are interested in automata. An introductory chapter depicts the Paris in which automaton-makers lived and worked, its atmosphere, preoccupations and amusements.
There follows the little-known histories of the seven leading makers, from their foundation in the mid-century to the decline of production after the First World War. This information is the result of the author's pioneering researches into commercial archives, the contemporary press, and personal documents of automaton-makers' descendants. Here for the first time names, dates and chronologies are accurately established to give a reference framework of inestimable value. In the automaton - product of the exuberant creativity of the artist and the exquisite craftsmanship of the artisan - sculpture, painting, music, costume and mechanics all play a part. The automata of nineteenth-century France embody their age in wonderful fashion.In their gestures and attitudes the nineteenth century comes almost literally alive: in homely figures such as the rosy-cheeked nanny walking the baby, or the pretty seamstress at pains over her work; in ingenious larger-than-life creations - lustily acrobatic clowns, mystifying conjurers, melancholy Pierrots, Mephistopheles himself; and still other pieces express the era of great international exhibitions and colonial conquests, and its fascination with the exotic. 31.7 x 25 x 4 cm. As with all our books, when they are gone they are gone. We wont be getting any new stock. Books > Antiques & Collectables > Antiques & Collectables by Subject > Automated Dolls. Books > Antiques & Collectables > Antiques & Collectables by Subject > Automated Musical Boxes. Books > Collectors Guides > Dolls, Bears, Toys, Games & Models. Books > Reference > Reference by Subject > Dolls, Bears & Toys. Books > Antiques & Collectables > Reference & Price Guides. Books > Price Guides > Dolls, Bears, Toys, Games & Models. Books > Reference > Other Reference by Subject > Dolls, Bears & Toys. Dispatched FREE from the UK. All our books are dispatched in cardboard protective mailers , not jiffy bags.
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