Reinventing the Wheel

By: Helfland, Jessica

Price: $14.95

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Book Condition: Fine

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"A locus for focus, a little engine, a thought generator.a a " Eye

"This thoroughly unusual book will delight graphic, information, and book designers. It will equally fascinate those interested in intellectual history, history of technology, and popular culture.a a " Library Journal

Now available in paperback, this delightful book spins the history of the information wheel, as inventive and instructive as intriguing, that has been used since the fourteenth century to measure, record, predict, and calculate everything from time and space to military history to recipes. In this fascinating book, designer and critic Jessica Helfand offers and in-depth look at these unique artifacts, which are not only clever and amusing but, Helfand argues, relevant as a model for modern interactive design. From circular mathematical slide rules to Captain Marvel phonetic decoders, Reinventing the Wheel demonstrates the astonishing range and remarkable utility of these ingenious "interactivea tools.

Title: Reinventing the Wheel

Author: Helfland, Jessica

Categories: Antiques and Collecting, Media, Graphic Design,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: N Y, Princeton Architectural Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 1568983387

ISBN Number 13: 9781568983387

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Graphic Design

Seller ID: 143100

Description: A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 160 pages. 7 3/4"w x 9 3/4"h. A book on the history and design of paper wheels, from volvelles to calculating and advertisements.

Keywords: Volvelles,