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Author Zanetti, Cristiano, 1975- author.

Title Janello Torriani and the Spanish empire : a Vitruvian artisan at the dawn of the Scientific Revolution / by Cristiano Zanetti
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 450 pages)
Series Nuncius Series : Studies and Sources in the Material and Visual History of Science, 2405-5077 ; volume 2
Nuncius series ; v. 2.
Contents Acknowledgments; List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Part 1; A Centre of Education for the Vitruvian Artisan at the Periphery of the Empire; Introduction; Oblivion and Rediscovery; The Vitruvian artisan between Renaissance and Scientific Revolution; Chapter 1; Janello Torriani's First Education; Cremona, the Italian Wars and the Desire for a Better Life; Fashioning the Aura of the Genius; Family, Social Status, Education; Humanist Pedagogy in Cremona; Chapter 2; The Theoretical Clock; The Science of the Stars; Renaissance Scientific Instruments
A Physician as a Mentor: Giorgio Fondulo (Cremona 1473-1545)Chapter 3; The Practical Clock; The Guild; Janello Torriani the Blacksmith; Between Public Clock and Private Workshop; Part 2; The Emperor's Clockmaker (1540-1558); Chapter 4; The Artisan Courtier; The Grand Tour in Reverse; A Broth of Clocks for the Emperor; Climbing The Social Ladder; Chapter 5; Networks and Technology in Habsburg Europe; From Commoner to Courtier; The Artisan's Apotheosis; The Mantuan Ambassadors and their Brokerage of Janello's Inventions; Janello Entrepreneur; Chapter 6; The Microcosm
The First Machine-Tool to Cut GearsAnatomy of the Microcosm; Part 3; Hydraulic Metamorphosis of a Clockmaker at the Court of the Never-Setting Sun ; Chapter 7; Mechanics: from Micro to Macro; Automata, Watches And Great Machines; Models and the Problems of Scale; From Clockmaking to Hydraulic Engineering; Chapter 8; Janello in Spain as a Royal Hydraulic Engineer (1563-1585); Hydraulic Engineering in the Habsburg Empire; Toledo: a Paradigmatic Stage for Renaissance Water-Technology; Chapter 9; The First Global Empire Produced the First Giant Water-Machine
Qui Bono? Janello caught between the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaInvention and the Practice of Secrecy; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 03, 2017)
Subject Turriano, Juanelo, approximately 1511-1583.
Turriano, Juanelo, approximately 1511-1583
Engineers -- Spain -- Biography
Clock and watch makers -- Spain -- Biography
Machinery -- Spain -- History -- 16th century
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Engineering (General)
Clock and watch makers
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author European University Institute; issuing body.
LC no. 2017023971
ISBN 9789004320918