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History of Machines for Heritage and Engineering Development

de la Portilla, J. M., Ceccarelli, Marco (Eds.)

2011, X, 218 p.

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  • This volume illustrates progress and development in science and technology from the point of view of our collective cultural heritage from the Renaissance onwards;
  • Contributions by leading world experts;
  • Interdisciplinary approach.

This volume contains a selection of papers whose content have been presented at the International conferences CIPHI on Cultural Heritage and History of Engineering at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, Spain, in recent years.

  

The conference series is aimed at bringing together researchers, scholars and students from a broad range of disciplines referring to the History of Engineering and Cultural Heritage, in a unique multidisciplinary forum to stimulate collaboration among historians, architects, restaurateurs, and engineers.

 

These papers illustrate, by treating specific emblematic topics and problems, technical developments in the historical evolution of engineering concerning cultural heritage. Thus, emphasis is given to a discussion of matters of cultural heritage with engineering history by reporting authors’ experiences and views.

 

Topics treated include: reutilization of industrial heritage: the unique example of the Royal Segovia Mint in Spain; the image of factories; Pedro Juan De Lastanosa and “the twenty-one books of devices and machines of Juanelo”; the historical development of paper-mills and their machines in South Latium during 19th century; a virtual reconstruction of a wave-powered flour mill from 1801; 3D modelling and animation study of the industrial heritage wonders;  a new model of the hydraulic machine known as “el artificio de Juanelo”; and  the mystery of one Havana portrait, on the first steam machine in Cuba.

 

This work has been made possible thanks to the invited authors who have enthusiastically shared this initiative and who have spent time and effort in preparing the papers in much more detail that in the conference presentations.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » archtectural history - cultural heritage - engineering - history - hydraulic machines - industrial heritage - machines - mills - renaissance - windmills

Table of contents 

Preface; Reutilization of our industrial heritage: the unique example of the Royal Segovia Mint in Spain (1583), by  Glenn Stephen Murray Fantom; The image of factories, by Aingeru Zabala Uriarte; Pedro Juan De Lastanosa and “The Twenty-one Books of Devices and Machines of Juanelo”,  by Nicolás García Tapia; Historical development of paper-mills and theirs machines in South Latium during 19th century, by Michela Cigola and Marco Ceccarelli; A virtual reconstruction of a wave-powered flour mill from 1801, by Manuel L. Membrilla, Francesc X. Villasevil, Dolores Lópe, Josep M. Mongue , Joaquim Marquè; 3D Modelling and Animation Study of the Industrial Heritage Wonders, by José María de la Portilla de la Nuez , José María de la Portilla Fernández; New model of the hydraulic machine known as el artificio de Juanelo, by Xavier Jufre Garcia; A mystery of one Havana portrait: The first steam machine in Cuba, by Olga V. Egorova; Name Index.

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