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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Excellent overview of the art of visual explanations - LibraryThing
We can summarize: remove the noise from visuals. - Goodreads
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

Review: Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

More of a graphics design book than a data visualization book like Visual Display of Quantitative Information. It didn't relate to my interests as much, but it's still a gorgeous book and an interesting read. Read full review

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User 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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Contents

Images and Quantities
13
Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions
27
Pictorial Instructions and Disinformation Design
55
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