: Renaissance EngineersИздательство
: The Fundacion Juanelo TurrianoГод
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The Renaissance engineers erected fortresses, designed channelling systems for the rivers, invented devices and machines, and travelled describing territories and cities by using images and words. Controlling and defending frontiers was their responsibility, so they were professionals who were absolutely essential not only for exerting power, but also for communication or public architecture: a bridge, a road, the planning of a town, a customs house, a harbour … and of course, fortresses were all works of such engineers.