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EUROPEAN CLOCKS AND WATCHES
IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

EUROPEAN CLOCKS AND WATCHES <BR> IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
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  • AuthorCollectif
  • PublisherThe Metropolitan Museum Of Art
  • Date of publication2015
  • Language(s)English
  • IllustrationsColour, b&w ill.
  • Pages288
  • DescriptionGrand format
  • Price (VAT incl.)60.00 €
  • AvailabilityOn order

Examining for the first time The Metropolitan Museum of Art's unparalleled collection of European clocks and watches created from the late Renaissance through the nineteenth century, this book showcases fifty-four clocks, watches, and other timekeeping devices, each represented with an in-depth description and new photography of the exterior and the inner mechanisms.

Among these masterpieces is an ornate sixteenth-century celestial timepiece that accurately predicts the trajectory of the sun, moon, and stars; an eighteenth-century longcase clock by David Roentgen that shows the time in the ten most important cities of the day; and a nineteenth-century watch featuring a penetrating portrait of Czar Nicholas I of Russia.

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17th, 18th and 19th century decorative arts

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