The theatre of machines

In the late 16th century, Europe saw the publication of a new type of book belonging to a genre known as The Theatre of Machines, and filled with descriptions and illustrations of weird and wonderful devices. Numerous inventors, engineers and architects through the ages since then have left us delightful descriptions of ingenious, amazing or simply monstrous machines, most of which were never developed beyond the planning and drafting stage.

Editorial design for this publication by Gamesa Gearbox with original illustrations by Adam Kozinsky.