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The Dreams of an Inventor in 1420

Adam Green - January 24, 2018 in Art & Illustrations, automatons, engineering, Featured Articles, inventions, inventors, Renaissance, Science & Medicine

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

Alexander Graham Bell’s Tetrahedral Kites (1903–9)

Adam Green - June 19, 2017 in abstract, alexander graham bell, early flight, flight, flying, geometry, inventors, kites, Tetrahedral Kite

The wonderful imagery documenting Alexander Graham Bell's experiments with tetrahedral kites.

Alexander Graham Bell’s Tetrahedral Kites (1903–9)

Adam Green - June 19, 2017 in abstract, alexander graham bell, early flight, flight, flying, geometry, inventors, kites, Tetrahedral Kite

The wonderful imagery documenting Alexander Graham Bell's experiments with tetrahedral kites.

Alexander Graham Bell’s Tetrahedral Kites (1903–9)

Adam Green - June 19, 2017 in abstract, alexander graham bell, early flight, flight, flying, geometry, inventors, kites, Tetrahedral Kite

The wonderful imagery documenting Alexander Graham Bell's experiments with tetrahedral kites.

Japanese Prints of Western Inventors, Artists and Scholars (1873)

Adam Green - July 16, 2014 in Bernard Palissy, industrial revolution, inventors, James Watt, japan, Japanese Department of Education, John Heathcoat, John James Audubon, meiji period, Richard Arkwright, Thomas Carlyle, Wakon-yōsai

A set of Japanese prints depicting famous Western inventors and scholars - including Audubon, Carlyle, Watt, and Arkright - beset by various difficulties.

Japanese Prints of Western Inventors, Artists and Scholars (1873)

Adam Green - July 16, 2014 in Bernard Palissy, industrial revolution, inventors, James Watt, japan, Japanese Department of Education, John Heathcoat, John James Audubon, meiji period, Richard Arkwright, Thomas Carlyle, Wakon-yōsai

A set of Japanese prints depicting famous Western inventors and scholars - including Audubon, Carlyle, Watt, and Arkright - beset by various difficulties.