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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Thus we see Robert Burton in 1633 designing the title page of The Anatomy of
Melancholy so as to reflect the book's elaborate argument (as did Hobbes in
Leviathan) ; Christiaan Huygens in 1659 not only detecting the rings of Saturn but
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, Or the Matter, Forme and Power of a
Commonwealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil (London, 1651), title page. The
elaborate and detailed title page of Thomas Hobbes' classic of political theory,
Leviathan, combines ...
Above Leviathan is a line from The Book of Job, Non est potestas Super Tenant
quae Comparetur ei, "there is no power on earth which can be compared to him,"
a thought reinforced by the design: [Leviathan's] size, compared with the ...
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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