A vintage book from the Eames Office collection. Printed in 1962 by IBM. A beautiful fold out “game board”poster in the middle of the book, when unfolded is 4x the size of the book. 9″ x 9”, softcover booklet, 36 pages.
Mathematica: A World of Numbers…and Beyond, is the title of an exhibit presented by IBM…The exhibit designed for IBM by Charles and Ray Eames is part of a program to stimulate interest in mathematics and the sciences. Mathematics has been called “The Queen of the Sciences” for its intrinsic beauty and beause it has mothered a host of other sciences. Traditionally, its branches have been arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics and logic. It forms the base of many practical sciences such as physics, chemistry, geology and meteorology. It provides the foundation for cultural arts such as music, art and architecture. It is rapidly being adapted as a basic tool by the social sciences and humanities- for studies of population, political trends and economic theories. The progress of mathematics and devices for calculating and computing have been closely interrelated since the invention of the abacus. Today’s modern computers solve in seconds problems that would have taken mathematicians months or years just two decades ago.