- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd (22 May 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1861265107
- ISBN-13: 978-1861265104
- Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 1.7 x 26.2 cm
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Automata and Mechanical Toys Hardcover – 22 May 2002
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From the Publisher
No other craft so brilliantly captures the magic of turning a handle, þicking a switch, or pulling a lever to see the unexpected come to life. Automata and Mechanical Toys is a book for anyone drawn to simple, entertaining mechanics. The book features 21 leading makers, each with a distinctive style. With 160 color photos and 100 delightful examples of the craft, the book is a feast for collectors and enthusiasts. A substantial section of the book is devoted to making automata mechanisms, ideal for novices or those wishing to learn new techniques. Illustrated, step–by–step instructions explain how to make a bearings box, which separately houses all the main mechanisms used in automata. The box can then be converted to any mechanism you choose. Rodney Peppé is a winner of the British Toymakers’ Guild Toy of the Year Award; he has had exhibitions of his work at the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood. He is also the author of Rodney Peppé’s Moving Toys.
About the Author
Rodney Peppe is author-illustrator of over eighty children's books, and creator of Huxley Pig and Angelmouse for television. Rodney Peppe's Moving Toys was published in 1980, and this led to his toymaking. He rarely sells, but exhibits in one-man shows at venues including the V&A Museum of Childhood and the National Theatre.
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I found many of the images of different artist's automatons to be quite inspiring, but the book is very light on details as to how anything works, and includes almost NO pictures of the inner workings of anything. See that beautiful thing on the cover, want to know what cams and levers are behind it? Me too!!!! Too bad that's not what this book is about.