Thursday, October 23, 2008

Automata of Dog Based on Aquio Nishida Design

I posted a short while back on one of my favorite automata books -- Automata: Movable Illustration, by Aquio Nishida.

Here is a automaton by Stuart Chalmers of his dog, Bess. Chalmers used principles found in Nishida's book to create the piece. Nishida's own work demonstrates time and again that he excels at representing the motions of four-legged animals such as horses.

[ Thanks Falk! ]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all Nishida fans: In 2006 we had for Europe the only one exhibition in the Toy Museum Seiffen, Germany.
Here you can see a lot of pictures:
Click on the gear buttons !
Falk Keuten

October 23, 2008 at 2:13 PM  

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