Miracles and Machines A Sixteenth-Century Automaton and Its Legend
ISBN: HB: 9781606068397, Getty Publications, August 2023
256 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 74 colour illus., 67 black&white illus.
This volume tells the singular story of an uncanny object at the cusp of art and science: a 450-year-old automaton known as "the monk". The walking, gesticulating figure of a friar, in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum o...