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Ingenious Objects: Geometric Puzzles by Stewart Coffin
A Stewart Coffin Puzzle Exhibition
Opening January 30th 2015 running through May 2015
Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology
5109 Cherry St Kansas City, MO 64110-2498 816.926.8770
Curators: Dr. Norton Starr and Eric Ward
Ingenious Objects will display geometric puzzles designed and crafted by Stewart Coffin. Fashioned from exotic woods, the puzzles are works of art assembled from interlocking pieces fitting together in fascinating, complex ways. The exhibition will also feature landmark mathematics books from the Library’s History of Science Collection and patent drawings of famous puzzles. The puzzles showcased are from the private collection of Norton Starr, Kansas City native and Brian E. Boyle Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science at Amherst College.