Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1973. First Edition. INSCRIBED to philanthropist and Time magazine publisher Henry Luce III by both authors on the front endpaper: "To Hank Luce / Charles and Ray / Jan 1, 1973."
Profusely photo illustrated history of early computing with many two-color diagrams and photographs, detailing the technological advances of the collaboration between design and engineering. Charles and Ray Eames, innovative designers known largely for their modern furniture and architecture, were also active in industrial and graphic design. This publication covers the period from the 1890s to the 1940s, with a brief overview of the computer up to the 1970s.
Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Boards lightly bowed. Jacket is lightly toned, with light chipping, and professionally repaired separation to the spine. Presents as Very Good plus.