L’horloge astronomique de la cathédrale de Beauvais
Create ”an exceptionally beautiful and instructive clock for the believers” was the aim of its clockmaker Lucien Vérité.
The authors present Auguste Lucien Vérité and his work, tell the surprising adventures the clock went through, its history, show how the architectural furniture and the order of the planet system carry a spiritual teaching. A second part explains the functioning of intricate clockwork mechanisms with beautiful designs by a master of the XXIrst century.
The purpose of the authors of this book is to give a living testimony of a secular culture and savoir faire. This clock is a masterpiece of science and art, the result of the passion, of artists and craftsmen, and of the genius of this humble Beauvaisien named Auguste Lucien Vérité.