The mar­riage of art and horol­ogy

MVMT - - Contents - pho­tog­ra­phy si­mon sim art direc­tion asri jas­man

Bring­ing artis­tic di­als off the wrist and onto the page

Tow­er­ing over us

Big­ger is bet­ter, or at the least, more im­por­tant. Ar­chi­tects in the past took that idea very se­ri­ously with the con­struc­tion of pub­lic clock tow­ers. Cer­tainly, clock tow­ers were use­ful pub­lic tools. Chim­ing the time meant every­one knew the hour even if they didn't own a time­piece. Clock tow­ers also made con­ve­nient gather­ing spots where com­merce flour­ished.

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