Thursday, February 21, 2013

History of Mirrors

Reflecting on the Mirror that the every day person to do, whether it be morning afternoon or evening, there are even some people, especially women who spent countless hours in front of the mirror let alone teenager newly pubescent infatuation or someone else fall in love or in love.

Mirrors can help a person to know and assess the shortcomings of the physical self from the start dressing style of dress, even Gayu hair makeup etc. multifunction alias., But do you know the history of the mirror?

Prior to the present form, humans have tried different materials and ways. One way of sharpening obsidian can be seen in the Konya Archaeological Museum and Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. While in Roman times and the Middle Ages in Europe in the form of sheet metal - bronze, pewter, or silver. Mirrors that reflect light from the surface is honed subtleties.

Around the end of the 12th century, the smart glass in Venice began to develop a mixture of lead and mercury that can reflect shadow. The masters of the Venetian mirror unions founded in 1569, whose membership is characterized by a flattened blown glass cylinders, honed and fitted sheet reflected a mixture of tin and mercury. In the mid-17th century, the skills to make a mirror of the coated glass was spread to London and Paris.

At the end of the 17th century, the mirror has become expensive work. He became decorate the Palace of Versailles. No longer naked, but framed. In fact, mirror frames instead be a marker of time. Frame material ranged from ivory, silver, ebony, tortoise shell lacquered with olives and walnuts, to beading and stitching.

From this comes perbingkaian artists kinds Grinling Gibbons (1642 - 1721) with berpahatnya frame. Also the British designer, Robert and James Adams, who unfurled a fireplace to create a certain effect on the mirror. The design of the frame also continues to grow, there must always be hung on the wall, can be made to stand toe. Making mirrors in large quantities and smaller form factor makes it increasingly less affordable to most people's pockets.

While the nobles and commoners treat the mirror as decoration space or to assist conducted himself, a number of scientists like Roger Bacon (1220 - 1292) and Isaac Newton in 1668 further highlights the ability to gather light. Together with the lens, a mirror used in the manufacture of binoculars refinement. In times of war or natural exploration, mirrors can also be used as a secret code or 'language' due to the reflection of the sunlight that falls on its surface. When the mirror digerak move, the reflected light can be seen from a distance.

Chemical glass coatings developed. Justus von Liebig in 1835 found the silver lining of metal that celebrated the modern techniques in the manufacture of mirrors. At the present time, the mirror is generally made with a thin layer of aluminum or splashed liquid silver to one side of the glass. There are many manufacturing techniques, but many believe that a perfect mirror is still a mirror made of tin deposition by spray technique.