Visual explanations: images and quantities, evidence and narrative

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Graphics Press, 1997 - Architecture - 156 pages
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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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gotta love the illustrations - Goodreads
They are not about producing beautiful graphics. - Goodreads
I look forward to implementing these insights. - Goodreads
Tufte is the master of visualization. - Book Verdict

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User Review  - Ess Khan - Goodreads

A visual treat! Beautiful illustrations and great notes to go with them. A great introduction to visual design and graphic communication Read full review

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User Review  - Nicolae Racovita - Goodreads

my professional life can be divided in two: before and after this book (also all other books by Edward Tufte). if you are into visual design, web design, interaction design, any design, read those ... Read full review


Images and Quantities
Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions
Pictorial Instructions and Disinformation Design

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