Bernard Gitton

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Modern water clock by Bernard Gitton

Bernard Gitton (born 24 June 1935[1]) is a French physicist and artist who has built modern water clocks, fountains and other devices relating art and science.[2]

Biography[edit]

Clock at the Iguatemi Mall in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Clock at the Iguatemi Mall in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

He constructed "The Water Clock", at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis,[3][4] "Clepsydra Water Clock" at Abbotsford, British Columbia,[5] "Time Flow Clock" Europa Center, Berlin,[6] and "Time-Flow Clock" Rødovre Centrum, Denmark.[7] Also, he projected the Water Clocks displayed at the Iguatemi Mall in São Paulo city and the Iguatemi Mall in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The clock stands there since 1983.

One of his clocks was installed in the 1990s at Yabachō Station in Nagoya, Japan.[2][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (1935-....), Gitton, Bernard. "BnF Catalogue général". catalogue.bnf.fr. 
  2. ^ a b "Delightful Machines - Bernard Gitton's Liquid Science". www.marcdatabase.com. 
  3. ^ "The Water Clock". Childrens Museum of Indianapolis. Archived from the original on 2011-06-23. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  4. ^ "How Water-powered Clocks Work". 30 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Public Art: Statues". Tourism Abbotsford. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  6. ^ "125 Years of Kurfürstendamm: A Stroll Down the magnificent boulevard". www.visitberlin.de. Archived from the original on 2011-04-15. Retrieved 2011-04-19. 
  7. ^ "23: Time-Flow Clock by Bernard Gitton, 3 metres tall, colored... - Dan-Tuyet Tham". www.23hq.com. 
  8. ^ "Matsuzakaya's 松坂屋 Time-Flow water clock by Bernard Gitton, at Yabachou Station, Nagoya City Subway Japan". 

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