Visual explanations: images and quantities, evidence and narrative
Riveting ideas on presenting better information design. Few would disagree: Life in the information age can be overwhelming. Through computers, the Internet, the media, and even our daily newspapers, we are awash in a seemingly endless stream of charts, maps, infographics, diagrams, and data. "Visual Explanations," the latest book by Edward R. Tufte, a Yale design professor, is a navigational guide through this turbulent sea of information. The book is an essential reference for anyone involved in graphic, Web, or multimedia design, as well as for educators and lecturers who use graphics in presentations or classes.
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The premier artistic work, 27 years earlier than Babar's Dream, is Henri
Rousseau's 1906 painting with the confectionary title Liberty Inviting Artists to
Take Part in the Twenty-second Exhibition of the Society des Artistes Inde"
Museum-goers then touch the item that they wish to learn about (here, the
location of Flemish paintings) and the next confection appears. Shown are a
three-dimensional guide-map, SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS, NOVEMBER 199. Henri
Rourke, Robert E. K. 26, 68 Rousseau, Henri 130-131 Rubin, William 131
Rushdie, Salman 120 Russell, Jeffrey B. 86 Samuelson, Paul A. 70 Samz.Jane
151 Saturn 106-108 scaling 16-19, 24-25 Schapiro, Meyer 18, 135 Schciner, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KirkLowery - LibraryThing
An eye-opening read. As a linguistic who deals with databases, this book dramatically improved my writing and design of graphics for publication. Read full review
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In "Visual Explanations," Tufte walks us through various case studies of visual explanations (charts, graphs, graphics, diagrams and maps). Some of the case studies are about great works, while others ... Read full review
Images and Quantities
Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions
Pictorial Instructions and Disinformation Design
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