James Watt: Making the World Anew
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Publisher: Reaktion Books
James Watt: Making the World Anew is a craft history of Britain's early industrial transformation as well as a prehistory of the engineering profession itself.It explores the motivation for making things, looking not only at what was produced but also why, drawing on a rich range of resources - not just archival material and biographies on Watt but also objects themselves, and sources from fields as diverse as ceramics, antique systems of proportion, sculpture and machine making.
Ben Russell is Curator of Mechanical Engineering at the Science Museum, London.