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The Public Domain Review

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2018

Subjects

Johannes Fontana (1395-approximately 1455) -- Notebooks sketchbooks etc., Johannes Fontana (1395-approximately 1455) -- Criticism and interpretation, Engineers -- Italy -- 15th century

Abstract

Bennett Gilbert peruses the sketchbook of 15th-century engineer Johannes de Fontana, a catalogue of designs for a variety of fantastic and often impossible inventions, including fire-breathing automatons, pulley-powered angels, and the earliest surviving drawing of a magic lantern device.

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This is an open access article published under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license which permits others to redistribute the article, given that they credit the author and the publication and also publish under a similar license.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/23720

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