Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »
  1. $18.90 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Quick

    Lauren Owen 9780812993271

spacer

On Order

$17.95
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse General- General

This title in other editions

Reinventing the Wheel

by

Reinventing the Wheel Cover

 

Staff Pick

From circular slide rules to Captain Marvel decoders, Helfand's collection exhibits the variety and remarkable usefulness of these ingenious and beautifully designed tools. Helfand writes, "these paper artifacts are somehow philosophically united in their unique approach to information design." Pretty AND useful. Yay!
Recommended by Amy, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

¿A locus for focus, a little engine, a thought generator.¿ ¿ 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.¿ ¿ 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 ¿interactive¿ tools.

Synopsis:

From circular mathematical slide rules to Captain Marvel phonetic decoders, "Reinventing The Wheel" demonstrates the astonishing range and remarkable utility of these ingenious "interactive" tools. 120 illustrations, 100 in color.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Jessica Helfand is partner with William Drenttel in Jessica Helfand/William Drenttel, a design consultancy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568985961
Author:
Helfand, Jessica
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Author:
Helfand, Jessica
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
159
Dimensions:
9.44x7.46x.61 in. 1.24 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Brothers Karamazov
    Used Trade Paper $10.00
  2. Diplomacy Lessons: Realism for an... Used Hardcover $9.95
  3. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
    Used Hardcover $4.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Excess Culture » Objects

Reinventing the Wheel New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.95 Backorder
Product details 159 pages Princeton Architectural Press - English 9781568985961 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

From circular slide rules to Captain Marvel decoders, Helfand's collection exhibits the variety and remarkable usefulness of these ingenious and beautifully designed tools. Helfand writes, "these paper artifacts are somehow philosophically united in their unique approach to information design." Pretty AND useful. Yay!

"Synopsis" by , From circular mathematical slide rules to Captain Marvel phonetic decoders, "Reinventing The Wheel" demonstrates the astonishing range and remarkable utility of these ingenious "interactive" tools. 120 illustrations, 100 in color.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.