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Wed, 29 May 2019 21:02:42 +0000
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Enid and Lester Morse Historic Design Lecture Series
Morse Historic Design Lecture Series
<img width="640" height="427" src="" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Image of Brittany Nicole Cox, horologist, on stage at Cooper Hewitt" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset=" 700w, 300w, 170w, 370w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" data-attachment-id="33980" data-permalink="" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="2000,1333" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;Canon EOS 5D Mark III&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1557994336&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;53&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;800&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.02&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="BrittanyCox-Morse-Lecture-04-2019-cg_M0A9047" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" />DESIGNING THE SUBLIME: MECHANISM, RISK, AND WONDER World-renowned antiquarian horologist Brittany Nicole Cox explores the diverse utilization of the machine in design through a selection of objects drawn from the collections of Cooper Hewitt and other Smithsonian museums. Examples range from a nineteenth-century singing bird box to the world’s first tuning fork watch. Cox makes...
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