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The Resource The Italian Renaissance of machines, Paolo Galluzzi ; translated by Jonathan Mandelbaum

The Italian Renaissance of machines, Paolo Galluzzi ; translated by Jonathan Mandelbaum

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The Italian Renaissance of machines
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The Italian Renaissance of machines
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Paolo Galluzzi ; translated by Jonathan Mandelbaum
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
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When we celebrate the achievements of the Renaissance, we instinctively refer, above all, to its artistic and literary masterpieces. During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, however, the Italian peninsula was the stage of a no-less-impressive revival of technical knowledge and practice. In this rich and lavishly illustrated volume, Paolo Galluzzi guides readers through a singularly inventive period, capturing the fusion of artistry and engineering that spurred some of the Renaissance's greatest technological breakthroughs. Galluzzi traces the emergence of a new and important historical figure: the artist-engineer. In the medieval world, innovators remained anonymous. By the height of the fifteenth century, artist-engineers like Leonardo da Vinci were sought after by powerful patrons, generously remunerated, and exhibited in royal and noble courts. In an age that witnessed continuous wars, the robust expansion of trade and industry, and intense urbanization, these practitioners--with their multiple skills refined in the laboratory that was the Renaissance workshop--became catalysts for change. Renaissance masters were not only astoundingly creative but also championed a new concept of learning, characterized by observation, technical know-how, growing mathematical competence, and prowess at the draftsman's table. The Italian Renaissance of Machines enriches our appreciation for Taccola, Giovanni Fontana, and other masters of the quattrocento and reveals how da Vinci's ambitious achievements paved the way for Galileo's revolutionary mathematical science of mechanics.--
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Galluzzi, Paolo
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621.80945/09024
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
TJ79
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.G35 2020
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non fiction
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Mandelbaum, Jonathan
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The Bernard Berenson lectures on the Italian Renaissance
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  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Engineering and the humanities
  • Engineering and the humanities
  • Art and technology
  • Art and technology
  • Renaissance
  • 50.11 history of technology
  • Art and technology
  • Engineering and the humanities
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Renaissance
  • Italy
  • Maschine
  • Renaissance
  • Technikgeschichte
  • Italien
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The Italian Renaissance of machines, Paolo Galluzzi ; translated by Jonathan Mandelbaum
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Translated from the Italian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-258) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Sienese machines -- Leonardo versus the "ancient philosophers" -- Immaterial machines
Control code
1090014688
Dimensions
25 cm.
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xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780674984394
Lccn
2019014445
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations (some color)
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(OCoLC)1090014688
Label
The Italian Renaissance of machines, Paolo Galluzzi ; translated by Jonathan Mandelbaum
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Italian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Sienese machines -- Leonardo versus the "ancient philosophers" -- Immaterial machines
Control code
1090014688
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780674984394
Lccn
2019014445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1090014688

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