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 ...
Spot and letter are parallel. Codes sometimes cause confusion; here, the sunspot
marked with the letter O is accompanied by another mark indicating that the letter
itself is not a sunspot ! Thus X means "This O does not represent a sunspot, ...
Fine distinctions in letterforms, for example, appear in the panel at near right: ten
geometric constructions of the letter A, published from 1460 to 1529. These
compass-and-rule constructions, developed in the Italian Renaissance, attempt
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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