Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Alexander Pushkin automaton by François Junod

Check out this video of a breathtakingly complex and beautiful automaton by François Junod. Junod and his team specialize in the manufacture and restoration of automata as well as custom made pieces such as the one shown here depicting Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. Considered a master in the art and craft of automata making, Junod is one of only a very few people making automata of this sophistication in the tradition of Pierre Jaquet-Droz and Henri Maillardet.

Learn more about the automata of François Junod on his web site.

[ My thanks to automaton artist Thomas Kuntz! ]

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