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Fireworks : pyrotechnic arts and sciences in European history / Simon Werrett

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Titre
Fireworks : pyrotechnic arts and sciences in European history / Simon Werrett
Auteur
Editeur
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press
Date
[2010]
Collation
viii, 359 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
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Sujet LCSH
Contient
Perfecting the pyrotecnique story: the ingenious invention of artificial fireworks -- Philosophies of fire: pyrotechny as alchemy, magic, and mechanics -- A touch of cold philosophy: incendiarism and experiment at the Royal Society -- Spectacular beginnings: fireworks in eighteenth-century Russia -- Traveling italians: pyrotechnic machine in Paris, London, and St. Petersburg -- The Encyclopédie and the electric fire: pyrotechnic contexts for the arts and sciences -- Philosophical fireworks: domesticating pyrotechnics for a polite society -- Conclusion: the geography of art and science
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-337) and index.
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9780226893778 (cloth) (ISBN)
http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb42287124q (URN)
No RERO
R005908297
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http://data.rero.ch/01-R005908297/html?view=NJ_V1
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