Klaus Maurice, Otto Mayr
Clockwork Universe: German Clocks and Automata, 1550-1650
This book depicts the golden age of German clockmaking. The volume offers the most comprehensive examination of the German Renaissance clock ever undertaken. From the founding of the clockmaker’s guilds to the eventual shifting of the craft’s supremacy from German-speaking central Europe to Holland and England after the Thirty Year’s War. Includes contributions from 14 scholars, over 200 illustrations and technical drawings.