Hands of Time: A Watchmaker's History - Rebecca Struthers - Bøger - HarperCollins - 9780063048706 - June 13, 2023
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Hands of Time: A Watchmaker's History

Rebecca Struthers

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Data de envio estimada Jul 5 - 13

Hands of Time: A Watchmaker's History

An award-winning watchmakerone of the few practicing the art in the world todaychronicles the invention of time through the centuries-long story of one of mankinds most profound technological achievements: the watch.

Timepieces have long accompanied us on our travels, from the depths of the oceans to the summit of Everest, the ice of the arctic to the sands of the deserts, outer space to the surface of the moon. The watch has sculpted the social and economic development of modern society; it is an object that, when disassembled, can give us new insights both into the motivations of inventors and craftsmen of the past, and, into the lives of the people who treasured them.

Hands of Time is a journey through watchmaking history, from the earliest attempts at time-keeping, to the breakthrough in engineering that gave us the first watch, to today where the timepieces hold cultural and historical significance beyond what its first creators could have imagined. Acclaimed watchmaker Rebecca Struthers uses the most important watches throughout history to explore their attendant paradigm shifts in how we think about time, indeed how we think about our own humanity. From an up-close look at the birth of the fakes and forgeries industry which marked the watch as a valuable commodity, to the watches that helped us navigate trade expeditions, she reveals how these instruments have shaped how we build and then consequently make our way through the world.

A fusion of art and science, history and social commentary, this fascinating work, told in Strutherss lively voice and illustrated with custom line drawings by her husband and fellow watchmaker Craig, is filled with her personal observations as an expert watchmakerone of the few remaining at work in the world today. Horology is a vast subjectthe study of time. This compelling history offers a fresh take, exploring not only these watches within their time, but the role they played in human development and the impact they had on the people who treasured them. 
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288 pages

Mídia Livros     Hardcover Book   (Livro com lombada e capa dura)
A ser lançado June 13, 2023
ISBN13 9780063048706
Editoras HarperCollins
Páginas 288
Dimensões 152 × 229 × 25 mm   ·   435 g
Idioma English  

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