Found 340 Resources containing: Design diagram
Exhibition Poster: Vito Acconci's "The Peoplemobile," Mobile Installation Project for Town Squares in Holland
Verso: Diagram of cabin
Inside pages, left and right: The design of each page illustrates machinery in the same style and color scheme as on the front; a one line heading in bright blue type in the same sans-serif type as on the front; and a diagram in black outline of the machinery, accompanied by a related chart of technical features in bright blue. At bottom, further charts and illustrations with headings in bright blue, CADO Cups (left) and Proofer Trays (right), complete the design.
Back page: A central illustration in rust-beige tones, centered on the page, depicts a variety of baked rolls. Underneath, centered, one line of type, For further information write or call, heads five lines of marketing information and a miniature black-and-white version of the logo.
In a catalog assembled for the 2014 Venice Biennale to accompany an exhibition on architectural elements, the bathroom is referred to as “the architectural space in which bodies are replenished, inspected, and cultivated, and where one is left alone for private reflection - to develop and affirm identity.” I think that means it’s where you watch yourself crying in the mirror. As for the toilet specifically, Biennale curator Rem Koolhaas and his researchers, consider it to be the “ultimate” architectural element, “the fundamental zone of interaction--on the most intimate level--between humans and architecture.” So the next time that burrito doesn’t sit right or you had one too many gin and tonics, remember that you’re experiencing a corporeal union with the mother of all arts. Potty humor aside, the privatization and proliferation of the bathroom has really driven new developments in cleanliness and safety and has shaped our buildings.
The flush toilet was invented in 1596 but didn’t become widespread until 1851. Before that, the “toilet” was a motley collection of communal outhouses, chamber pots and holes in the ground. During the 11th-century castle-building boom, chamber pots were supplemented with toilets that were, for the first time, actually integrated into the architecture. These early bathrooms, known as “garderobes” were little more than continuous niches that ran vertically down to the ground, but they soon evolved into small rooms that protruded from castle walls as distinct bottomless bays (such a toilet was the setting for a pivotal scene in the season finale of "Game of Thrones"). “Garderrobe” is both a euphemism for a closet as well as a quite literal appellation, as historian Dan Snow notes: "The name garderobe - which translates as guarding one's robes - is thought to come from hanging your clothes in the toilet shaft, as the ammonia from the urine would kill the fleas."
Today, the toilet has been upgraded from architectural polyp to a central design element. A long time ago, when I had dreams of becoming an architect, I was designing a house for a client who wanted to see the television from the toilet and tub but did not want a television in the bathroom. The entire master suite, and thus a large percentage of the building’s second floor, was designed around seeing the views from the bathroom. And that was the second residence in my short career that began with the bathroom. More commonly though, toilets shape the spaces of our skyscrapers.we shaped our toilets, then our toilet shapes us.
Nine diagrams of figure--outline of figure in orange, red, and yellow--exercising in chair accompanied by instructions imprinted in white ink: Occasionally elevate your legs horizontally to the thighs. / Flex, stretch, and move your body while vigorously using the chair’s rocking motion. / Lift your knees and angle them toward your body. / Pump your feet to increase the blood flow from the legs to the trunk. / Elongate your torso and raise your arms in a full stretch position. / Contract your calf muscles by moving your feet back and forth while sitting. / Tiptoe while seated, using the chair’s rocking motion. / Rotate your head and tilt forward and backward to exercise your neck vertebrae. / If your work requires you to sit for uninterrupted periods of more than thirty minutes, get up / and stand – or even better, walk around – for a few minutes.
CHMRB copy 39088017560277 has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Purchased from the Special Collections Endowment.
CHMRB copy is housed in a later plastic box measuring 26 x 34 cm.
CHMRB copy 39088017560277 has bookplate: Smithsonian Libraries Adopt-a-Book program. Adopted by Tim & Patricia Schantz in honor of Judy & Bob Schantz on November 7, 2017.
Collection of items pertaining to the Bostwick Gate Company (also known as the Bostwick Gate & Shutter Company) of London, England. Includes an oblong printed catalog with contemporary blue cloth cover: The Bostwick Co.'s catalogue of wrot [i.e. wrought] iron & art metal work [London? : the Company, 1903]; an identification card ("carte de service") for Bostwick Gate Company exhibition representative Alfred Clark at the Exposition universelle internationale 1900, including a photographic portrait of Clark with the form completed by hand; two photographic prints (15 x 21 cm.) showing different angles of a decorative metalwork arched gate topper; a United States patent for a collapsible gate, no. 786,951, awarded to Alfred Clark of London, England and dated 11 April 1905, including two text leaves and 3 leaves of diagrams; and a working scale model of a collapsible brass gate (15 x 9 cm. folding to 15 x 3 cm.).
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Collected by Bern Dibner for his Burndy Library in Norwalk, Connecticut, founded in 1941. Donated to the Smithsonian Libraries in 1974 by Dibner DSI
D.S. Memorandum of Agreement from Fenton, Murray & Jackson, engineers of Leeds, to William C. Molyneux, merchant of Liverpool, concerning the specifications for a locomotive steam engine. Written on 1833 Aug. 1, the document was signed by Jackson on 1833 Aug. 3. Also added then to the same page is a letter to Molyneux, referring to the diagram, etc., and signed by J. M. Dickinson
The introduction of the steam indicator in the late 1790s and early 1800s by James Watt and others had a great impact on the understanding of how the steam behaved inside the engine's cylinder and thereby enabled much more exacting and sophisticated designs. The devices also changed how the economics and efficiency of steam engines were portrayed and marketed. They helped the prospective owner of a machine better understand how much his fuel costs would be for a given amount of work performed. Measurement of fuel consumed and work delivered by the engine was begun by Watt, who in part justified the selling price of his engines on the amount of fuel cost the purchaser might save compared to an alternate engine. In the early days of steam power, the method to compare engine performance was based on a concept termed the engine’s “duty”. It originally was calculated as the number of pounds of water raised one foot high per one bushel of coal consumed. The duty method was open to criticism due to its inability to take into consideration finer points of efficiency in real world applications of engines . Accurate determination of fuel used in relation to work performed has been fundamental to the design and improvement of all steam-driven prime movers ever since Watt’s time. And, the steam indicators’ key contribution was the accurate measurements of performance while the engine was actually doing the work it was designed to do. This Crosby steam indicator represented over one hundred years of evolution and improvement of the devices. Its ability to make continuous recordings was a significant improvement for many applications.
In the Venn diagram of life, it’s hard to imagine what spacecraft and women’s underwear might have in common. And that’s probably what NASA engineers thought back in 1962 when they asked a handful of companies to design a spacesuit that would keep a man alive and mobile on the moon. Nobody counted on the International Latex Corporation, whose commercial brand, Playtex, was known for its bras and girdles. But lingerie, and the expert seamstresses who sewed it, played a critical role in those first well-supported steps on the moon.
Citation of this item must include the following title designated by the donor: Whitney Museum of American Art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney papers. Gift of Flora Miller Irving.