The automaton is the playful collaboration of the artist and the artisan, with sculpture, painting, music, costume, and mechanics all playing a part in its creation. In Automata: The Golden Age, Christian Bailly opens with a depiction of mid-19th-century Paris, where French automaton-makers lived and worked. There follow the little-known histories of the seven leading makers, from their establishment mid-century to the decline of production after the First World War. Here, for the first time, names, dates, and chronologies are accurately established to present a reference of inestimable value. In addition, more than 150 automata are photographed in color, with many more depicted in facsimile pages from vintage catalogs.
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Christian Bailly, a member of the Union Francaise des Experts, is based in Paris and has collected and restored automata for over thirty years.
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Book Description Sotheby Parke Bernet Pubns, New York, NY, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: F. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. First Edition. Fine in a DJ which has been scored on the front panel, with some damage to the front DJ panel adjacent to the scoring. DJ now protected in mylar sleeve. ; Inscribed by the author on the ffep, dated 2/18/1988. To.With Best Wishes, Sharon and Christian Bailly. Title covers the Automata Industry of Paris, The Master Automaton-Makers (Theroude, Bontems, Vichy, Roullet & Descamps, Phalibois, Lambert and Renou). Facsimile reproductions of maker's catalogues (Vichy / Triboulet, Roullet & Descamps, Lambert) and a chapter on technical aspects of automata, including mechanisms, musical movements and restoration. More than 150 automata are illustrated in color photographs. Also includes many b&w plates. A fascinating and important work on the topic. Uncommon. ; 4to; 360 p.; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 34347
Book Description Sotheby's Publications, London, United Kingdom, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st. London, United Kingdom: Sotheby's Publications, 1987. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Red embossed boards with gilt lettering and graphics. FIRST EDITION. Numerous black-and-white and color illustrations. The corners are sharp. The DJ has no tears and shows only miniscule wear. A spectacular book. 360 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 7553
Book Description Sotheby Parke Bernet Pubns, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0856673455