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A Computer Perspective
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. FIRST EDITION of the Eames' classic graphic history of the computer, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by both Charles and Ray Eames: "To Rick - with warmest regards Charles + Ray [heart symbol] Jan.17.1974.". "A Computer Perspective is the first truly graphic history of the origin and development of the computer... This book will long remain a unique anthology of the great events that occur when dreamers and theorists can get together with engineers and inventors" (The Economist ). It "is especially noteworthy for its photographic historical record of surprising completeness. Among the diverse items included are a letter from the philosopher Charles S. Peirce that contains the first known description of a switching circuit designed to solve problems of logic, Leonardo Torre's chess-playing machine, and a page of the first program written for a modern computer. Charles and Ray Eames, experts on the presentation of visual documentation on these subjects, are to be complimented on their fine book" (Herbert W. Franke). "Charles Eames (1907-78) and Ray Eames (1912-88) gave shape to America's twentieth century. Their lives and work represented the nation's defining social movements: the West Coast's coming-of-age, the economy's shift from making goods to producing information, and the global expansion of American culture. Their evolution from furniture designers to cultural ambassadors demonstrated their boundless talents and the overlap of their interests with those of their country" (The Library of Congress). Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1973. 175 pp., illus. Edited by Glen Fleck. Oblong quarto, original three-quarter cloth over linen boards, original printed dust jacket. Dust jacket with two closed-tears to spine and little edgewear to spine tips and corners. Clean text, crisp pages, and excellent binding. A beautiful copy of a visually stunning book.
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