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by Florence Theriault


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In this book, the glorious automata and mechanical music of the 19th and early 20th century are truly "playing their parts". Playing their mechanical parts, they perform extraordinary motions and issue compelling music that is as transfixing today as when first created. Each example is photographed in award-winning color, many with detailed insert photos, and each is identified by maker, country.

In this book, the glorious automata and mechanical music of the 19th and early 20th . Parts : 19th Century Automata Musical Boxes and Singing Birds.

book by Florence Theriault. In this book, the glorious automata and mechanical music of the 19th and early 20th century are truly playing their parts. Playing Their Parts : 19th Century Automata Musical Boxes and Singing Birds. by Florence Theriault.

Automata, musical boxes, and singing birds are featured in this fabulous book. Included are detailed descriptions of each of the movements, names of music, and other historical background references

Automata, musical boxes, and singing birds are featured in this fabulous book. Included are detailed descriptions of each of the movements, names of music, and other historical background references. Exceptional for reference, or just to enjoy reading about and seeing these superb antique treasures.

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A singing bird box made about 1890 by Bontems. Clockwork music: an illustrated history of mechanical musical instruments from the music box to the pianola, from automation lady virginal players to orchestrion. Bird dressed with iridescent hummingbird feathers and case made of tortoiseshell. The famous magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805–1871) was known for creating automata for his stage shows. The flute-player by Innocenzo Manzetti (1840). New York: Crown Publishers.

In this book, the glorious automata and mechanical music of the 19th and early 20th century are truly "playing their parts". Playing their mechanical parts, they perform extraordinary motions and issue compelling music that is as transfixing today as when first created. 150 splendid examples of these automata and musical boxes, 1780-1960, are shown in this book with detailed descriptions of their motions, music, historical background, and useful commentary. Each example is photographed in award-winning color, many with detailed insert photos, and each is identified by maker, country of origin, value, and date.
Playing Their Parts: 19th Century Automata, Musical Boxes and Singing Birds download epub
Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Florence Theriault
ISBN: 1931503354
Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Subcategory: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: English
Publisher: Gold Horse Publishing (2005)
Pages: 179 pages