1454-1976, English, Photograph edition: Selected images reproduced in: The tradition of technology: landmarks of Western technology in the collections of the Library of Congress [graphic].

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  • 171 items.
Published
  • between 1454 and 1976.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Selected images reproduced in: The tradition of technology: landmarks of Western technology in the collections of the Library of Congress
Other Creators
  • Bruno, Leonard C. Tradition of technology.
Published
  • between 1454 and 1976.
Medium
  • [graphic].
Physical Description
  • 171 items.
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Summary
  • Images focus on the history of technological invention, from 600 B.C. through the 1970s, in the fields of architecture, engineering, military science, cartography, physics, medicine, aviation, astronomy, agriculture, industry, bridge and building construction, cookery, telecommunications, and the arts. The images--reproductions of original prints, drawings, photographs, posters, and book illustrations held by various divisions in the Library of Congress--depict early experiments and innovations in specific fields; for example, the history of aviation is traced from Leonardo da Vinci's designs for ornithopters (flapping-wing aircraft), through balloon, airplane, and rocket flight. Specific topics include: navigation tools (such as an early portolan map) and techniques; bookmaking and mapmaking; weaponry; optics (such as lenses, microscopes, and telescopes); human prosthetics; electrical devices; plastics; and drugs (such as aspirin, penicillins, the polio vaccine, and the birth control pill); among others. Examples of early prints include images from fifteenth-century texts such as a page from Pietro de Crescenzi's Ruralia commoda that illustrates and discusses grafting, training, and pruning techniques for the cultivation of grapes, and a print from a German block book showing a plague victim. Other examples include architectural studies from sixteenth-century texts such as Cesare Cesariano's De architectura, Leon Battista Alberti's L'architettura di Leonbatista Alberti, and Andrea Palladio's I quattro libri dell' architettura. Examples of early photographic processes and studies are also featured: daguerreotypes of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln; an early calotype by William H.F. Talbot of his family's estate at Lacock Abbey; examples of Eadweard Muybridge's photographic locomotion studies; and a sequence of photographs documenting the first nuclear bomb explosion at the Trinity test site in New Mexico.
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  • This record provides subject access to 171 images (that have copy negatives in the range LC-USZ62-110276 through LC-USZ62-110476) and that were reproduced as captioned illustrations in The tradition of technology: landmarks of Western technology in the collections of the Library of Congress /​ Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1995. Other illustrations in this book may be represented by item-level catalog records.
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  • English
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