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Author Oestmann, Günther, 1959- author.

Title The astronomical clock of Strasbourg Cathedral : function and significance / by Günther Oestmann ; English translation by Bruce W. Irwin
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 328 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Scientific instruments and collections ; volume 8
History of science and medicine library. Scientific instruments and collections ; v. 8.
Summary "Strasbourg Cathedral's astronomical clock is one of the most famous and well-known astronomical clock monuments in the world. No other clock has been described and appreciated so often and in such a myriad of ways. This book gives a detailed delineation of the artistic and technical components of the 1571-74 clock and it presents the astronomical indications and the underlying conceptional framework. According to an hitherto unknown original source Günther Oestmann discovered a contemporary programmatic statement and that the clock displays four ways of determining the ascendant as described by Ptolemy. Oestmann ascertained that the Strasbourg clock is the result of a highly original reception of the architectural theory of Vitruvius and other mathematical and mechanical texts of Late Antiquity. Revised and updated translation from the German edition Die Strassburger Münsteruhr: Funktion und Bedeutung eines Kosmos-Modells des 16. Jahrhunderts. Published by GNT-Verlag in 1993"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Revised translation of: Die Strassburger Münsteruhr: Funktion und Bedeutung eines Kosmos-Modells. Stuttgart : Verlag für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften und der Technik, 1993
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the original German into English
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 09, 2020)
Subject Cathédrale de Strasbourg.
SUBJECT Cathédrale de Strasbourg. fast (OCoLC)fst00581398
Subject Astronomical clocks -- France -- Strasbourg
Astronomical clocks.
France -- Strasbourg.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020007396
ISBN 9789004423473
Other Titles Astronomische Uhr des Strassburger Münsters. English