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Books & Magazines January, 13 2010

The Arts of Industry in the Age of Enlightenment

Celina Fox once had one of the greatest titles in museum work, assistant keeper at the Museum of London. Her new book, The Arts of Industry in the Age of Englightenment, argues that mechanics and artisans used four principle methods of rationalizing there work. These are (in no particular order) drawing, model-making, societies, and publications. Combined, these activities helped to classify and celebrate the process of industry. Fox ties together the four methods, using them as themes which explain how industry was settled into everyday life.

Published by Yale University Press.

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