|Information wheelsor volvelleshave been used since the 14th century to measure, record and calculate everything from verb conjugation to birth control biorhythms. From circular slide rules to Captain Marvel decoders, these unique artifacts are not only amusing but offer a model for modern interactive design.
From the golden age of celestial cartography to more contemporary applications of both language and form, Volvelles demonstrates both the astonishing range and remarkable utility of these ingenious “interactive” tools. The exhibition features more than 120 works, many of great historical importance.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXHIBITION INCLUDE:
THE GROLIER CLUB