Outer Space, Time, and Architecture (Volume)
The Hague, 1657: By incorporating new discoveries in physics, clockmaker Salomon Coster builds on centuries of chronometric developments to design the first fully mechanical pendulum clock. His invention means that towns--even individual families--can keep their own time, linking discrete locations into a global time. Using these clock technologies, geographies become synchronized under a generally agreed upon notion of constructed mechanical time. Here, in his modest workshop, Coster makes one of many necessary steps towards major historical upheavals, including the Enlightenment, industrialization, and, certainly, modernization. And with that same movement, he unhinges the cultural immediacy of the Moon.