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The Resource The Tower of the Winds

The Tower of the Winds

Label
The Tower of the Winds
Title
The Tower of the Winds
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
INU
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
no index present
LC call number
DF287.T68
LC item number
V36 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Tower of the Winds
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from beginning of scroll
  • "Text by Lawrence G. van Velzer & Peggy Gotthold"--Colophon
  • Limited edition of 200 copies
  • "This book was designed and printed by the authors. The edition of 200 numbered copies were [sic] printed letterpress from polymer plates on a Hacker hand press. The type face is Adobe Herculanum. The papers are Zerkall Book and hand-made Egyptian papyrus. The scroll cases were produced from dyed, hand-shaped Arches paper. The binding was done at the Press"--Colophon
  • Papyrus-wrapped scroll issued in a hand-shaped hardened Arches paper cylindrical case, hinged with cloth, and painted yellow with touches of mustard brown; lined with a printed map of ancient Athens, showing location of the Tower of the Winds; metal clasp. The title, publisher's name, date of publication and copy number are printed on one end and the image of the triton from the tower is on the other end
  • From the Vamp & Tramp website: "The text follows the written history and compiled science of an intriguing building, the so-named Tower of the Winds, that was constructed both as a monument and in order to house the most advanced scientific instruments of the day. The octagonal tower was built by one Andronikos of Kyrrhos to reckon the eight winds. On each side of the marble tower, he wrought a relief figure to represent the wind which blew upon that face. Atop the structure he placed a weathervane figure of Triton which turns with the winds and stops, pointing his wand at the figure below, when he directly faces one of the eight directions. Although its mechanical and spiritual functions have been explained by scholars since antiquity, the Tower remains mysterious and enchanting. The pre-codex form of the book allows the reader to scroll through history, viewing the subject along a twenty-five foot panorama. The captivating history of this strange and fascinating monument is told in the voices of early Romans, a seventeenth-century Turkish traveler, and modern scientists. Illustrations of the tower are from the pens of eighteenth-century British architects James Stuart and Nicolas Revett, whose written descriptions and drawings inspired a new architecture in England with reverberations in America."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
roll
Carrier category code
na
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Athens -- 2. Plato's pavilion -- 3. The winds -- 4. The test of 1844 -- 5. A mainspring of technology -- 6. The sun, the winds & time
Dimensions
28 x 762 cm in cylindrical case 28 x 7 cm
Extent
1 scroll
Isbn
9780964467248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is number 79 of a limited edition of 200 copies; numbered in pencil in colophon. Purchase, Vamp & Tramp, 2008.
Other physical details
illustrations, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50173815
  • ucoclc50173815
Label
The Tower of the Winds
Publication
Note
  • Title from beginning of scroll
  • "Text by Lawrence G. van Velzer & Peggy Gotthold"--Colophon
  • Limited edition of 200 copies
  • "This book was designed and printed by the authors. The edition of 200 numbered copies were [sic] printed letterpress from polymer plates on a Hacker hand press. The type face is Adobe Herculanum. The papers are Zerkall Book and hand-made Egyptian papyrus. The scroll cases were produced from dyed, hand-shaped Arches paper. The binding was done at the Press"--Colophon
  • Papyrus-wrapped scroll issued in a hand-shaped hardened Arches paper cylindrical case, hinged with cloth, and painted yellow with touches of mustard brown; lined with a printed map of ancient Athens, showing location of the Tower of the Winds; metal clasp. The title, publisher's name, date of publication and copy number are printed on one end and the image of the triton from the tower is on the other end
  • From the Vamp & Tramp website: "The text follows the written history and compiled science of an intriguing building, the so-named Tower of the Winds, that was constructed both as a monument and in order to house the most advanced scientific instruments of the day. The octagonal tower was built by one Andronikos of Kyrrhos to reckon the eight winds. On each side of the marble tower, he wrought a relief figure to represent the wind which blew upon that face. Atop the structure he placed a weathervane figure of Triton which turns with the winds and stops, pointing his wand at the figure below, when he directly faces one of the eight directions. Although its mechanical and spiritual functions have been explained by scholars since antiquity, the Tower remains mysterious and enchanting. The pre-codex form of the book allows the reader to scroll through history, viewing the subject along a twenty-five foot panorama. The captivating history of this strange and fascinating monument is told in the voices of early Romans, a seventeenth-century Turkish traveler, and modern scientists. Illustrations of the tower are from the pens of eighteenth-century British architects James Stuart and Nicolas Revett, whose written descriptions and drawings inspired a new architecture in England with reverberations in America."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
roll
Carrier category code
na
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Athens -- 2. Plato's pavilion -- 3. The winds -- 4. The test of 1844 -- 5. A mainspring of technology -- 6. The sun, the winds & time
Dimensions
28 x 762 cm in cylindrical case 28 x 7 cm
Extent
1 scroll
Isbn
9780964467248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is number 79 of a limited edition of 200 copies; numbered in pencil in colophon. Purchase, Vamp & Tramp, 2008.
Other physical details
illustrations, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50173815
  • ucoclc50173815

Library Locations

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