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Helfand, Jessica

Reinventing the wheel : volvelles, equatoria, planispheres, fact-finders, gestational charts ... / Jessica Helfand.

1st ed.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c2002.
Physical Description:
158 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Reference Library
N7431.5 .H45 2002 (LC)
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N7431.5 .H45 2002+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Jessica Helfand, Yale BA 1982, MFA 1989
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
"A Winterhouse Edition."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 158-159).
AOB: From the Volvelle Collection.
BAC: British Art Center copy in publisher's original illustrated paper covers.
"As inventive as they are instructive, information wheels--or volvelles--have been used since the fourteenth century to measure, record, predict, and calculate everything from time and space to military history and recipes ... Designer and critic Jessica Helfand offers an 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."--Publisher's blurb.
Subject Terms:
Circle in art.
Helfand, Jessica -- Ownership.
Wheels in art.

  • Rotation: a brief history of the wheel
  • Iteration: circular ephemera & the new century
  • Speculation: modern revolutions.

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