Sunday, October 05, 2008

Movable Illustration - Book by Aquio Nishida

On my list of Essential Automata Books, Movable Illustration by Aqui Nishida is rather hard to get outside of Japan. Cabaret Mechanical Theate's online shop has them back in stock.

From the CMT site:
Specially imported from Japan, this is a delightful book by an automata maker and director of the Contemporary Toy museum of Japan. Plenty of drawings and photographs, text is in Japanese, with only partial English translations. However, it still of great interest to the automata enthusiast, and contains many examples of Mr. Nishida's work along with his ideas and tips and plans for making automata.

Here's the link to order the book Movable Illustration by Aquio Nishida.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here you can find some Nishida automata from
a exhibition in the Toy Museum Seiffen, Germany, 2006: Klick the gears below !
Greets Falk Keuten

October 5, 2008 at 7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exist some other book, with plans similar to this?
Best regards.

October 15, 2008 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Dug North said...

For other books with automaton plans check out the following:

1 - Automata and Mechanical Toys

2 - Making Mad Toys & Mechanical Marvels in Wood

3 - Making Mechanical Toys

4 - Creative Kinetics: Making Mechanical Marvels in Wood


Dug North

October 15, 2008 at 2:40 PM  

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