History of Mechanism and Machine Science

Machines and Signs

A History of the Drawing of Machines

Authors: Rovida, Edoardo

  • Historical heritage as a tool for innovation
  • Illustrates progress and developments in technical drawing
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This volume addresses the cultural, technical and ethical motivations of the history of drawing of machines and its developments step by step. First it treats drawings without any technical character; then the Renaissance with its new forms of drawing; the 18th century, with orthographic projections, immediately used by industry; the 19th century, including the applications of drawing in industry; and the 20th century, with the standardization institutions and the use of the computer. The role of historical drawings and archives in modern design is also examined.

This book is of value to all those who are interested in technical drawing, either from an artistic, from a design, or from an engineering point of view.

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“This volume has a primarily historic format, tracing the development of drawing, illustration, and diagrams from antiquity to the present. … Each chapter carefully notes the cultural context in which the technology, engineering, and science of the time were embedded. … This superbly illustrated and historically important work will be a valuable addition to history of science, engineering, or drawing/design collections. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (R. M. Davis, Choice, Vol. 51 (2), October, 2013)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Machines and Signs
Book Subtitle
A History of the Drawing of Machines
Authors
Series Title
History of Mechanism and Machine Science
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5407-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5407-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5406-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9698-0
Series ISSN
1875-3442
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 250
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