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Collector’s book about automatons: "le monde des automates, étude historique et technique"(The World of Automatons a Historical and Technical study).
Authors of this book about automatons: Alfred Chapuis and Edouard Gélis.
Summary of this book about automatons This reference book was written, in 1928 by two automaton specialists and later re-edited in 1984.
In these 720-pages, two-volumes, Alfred Chapuis and Edouard Gélis follow the great automaton makers and their mechanical creations from antiquity until the early 20th century.
The two volumes are filled with black-and-white photos, drawings, diagrams, plans and sketches which the authors use to explain their functioning(drawings and sketches of mechanical parts, joints that create movement, etc).
The first jointed figures, primitive automatons - The school of Alexandria - The Byzantine and Muslim automatons -Hydraulic automatons - Automatons in the Middle Ages - Automatons in Christian religion - The jaquemarts -Table clocks and Silversmith pieces for automatons - Automatons in apartment’s wall clocks - Wooden automatons - Clocks, pendulums, wall clocks and fantasy pieces with figurines or animated scenes - The mechanical paintings - Automatons’ theaters .
The Mechanical weathervanes- The Automatons toys - Clocks and snuff boxes – The Singing birds – The Mechanical animals – The Automaton Magicians and conjurors -The Androids makers - The machines and talking heads – The Walking androids and automatons – The Writing and drawing androids –The Musician androids – The Fake automatons – Automatism and orthopedics – The Automaton and literature.
Book of 720 pages in 2 volumes and written in the French language.
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