Glas-making: shaping and tempering, 1765.

 
Glas-making: shaping and tempering, 1765.
4 0 c m
 
28cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

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Engraving from 'Manufacture des Glaces', ('Glas Manufacture') by Denis Diderot (1713-1784), published in Paris in 1765, an excerpt from 'Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonne des Sciences, des Arts et des Metiers', edited by Diderot and Jean d'Alembert (1717-1783). The 'Grand Encyclopedie' (Encyclopedia or Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts and Profesions) was a manifesto for a new way of looking at the world. It described many of the proceses which transformed the world during the Industrial Revolution.

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