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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Edward Catich provides evidence (above) that the Roman letters of the Trajan
Inscription varied from occurrence to occurrence, indicating that uniform stencils
were not used to reproduce the letters but rather that they were painted with a ...
Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative Edward R. Tufte. 1. 2. Stem Lobe
Edward M. Catich, Letters Redrawn from the Trajan Inscription in Rome (
Davenport, Iowa, 1961), plate 24. 3 Tail 4 Arm S Mid- arm 6 Head-serif 7 left; Foot
-serif 8 ...
... 75 butterflyfish 114-116 California as an island 71 call-outs 66-67,114,126-127
Carroll, Charles Michael 66-67 Carter, Matthew 99 Catich, Edward M. 96-98
cause and effect 28-37, 39-53 Chaetodon capistratus 114-116 Chagnon,
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jasonli - LibraryThing
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