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Reinventing the Wheel (a Winterhouse book)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  2 reviews
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 lo ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 4th 2006 by Princeton Architectural Press (first published June 1st 2002)
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Brianne
The history bits were less interesting than I had hoped they would be but I loved looking through the pictures of the volvelles.
Martin
Dec 27, 2007 Martin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Design nerds
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A fascinating look into the world of volvelles, or information wheels, through the ages. Anyone interested in charts, tables, information formatting, and arcane design through the ages needs this book.
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