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Surveying the scene, engineering the machine: the drawings of John Smeaton

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April
112008

13:00 - 14:00

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The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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Dr Celina Fox, author of The Arts of Industry in the Age of Enlightenment

The designs of civil engineer John Smeaton (1724-92), including wind and water mills, steam engines, river navigations, canals and harbours, are among the Society's archival treasures. This talk examines the purpose of the drawings and the development of surveying and engineering draughtsmanship in the 18th century.

Surveying the scene, engineering the machine: the drawings of John Smeaton

Public lecture by Dr Celina Fox, author of The Arts of Industry in the Age of Enlightenment'

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK