Leonardo's Lost Robots / Edition 1

Leonardo's Lost Robots / Edition 1

by Mark Rosheim
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540284400

ISBN-13: 9783540284406

Pub. Date: 06/28/2006

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This book reinterprets Leonardo da Vinci's mechanical design work, revealing a new level of sophistication not recognized by art historians or engineers. The book reinterprets Leonardo's legacy of notes, showing that apparently unconnected fragments from dispersed manuscripts actually comprise cohesive designs for functioning automata. Using the rough sketches

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Overview

This book reinterprets Leonardo da Vinci's mechanical design work, revealing a new level of sophistication not recognized by art historians or engineers. The book reinterprets Leonardo's legacy of notes, showing that apparently unconnected fragments from dispersed manuscripts actually comprise cohesive designs for functioning automata. Using the rough sketches scattered throughout almost all of Leonardo's notebooks, the author has reconstructed Leonardo's programmable cart, which was the platform for other automata. Through a readable, lively narrative, the author explains how he reconstructed da Vinci's designs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540284406
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Edition description:
1st ed. 2006. Corr. 2nd printing. 2006
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.63(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Beginnings.- Leonardo’s Programmable Automaton and Lion.- Leonardo’s Knight.- Leonardo’s Bell Ringer.- Epilogue Leonardo’s Legacy and Impact on Modern Technology.

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