Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative

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Graphics Press, 1997 - Pattern perception - 156 pages
Display of information for paper and computer screens; principles of information design, design of presentations. Depicting evidence relevant to cause and effect, decision making. Scientific visualization.

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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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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

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About the author (1997)

Edward Tufte is Professor Emeritus at Yale University, where he taught courses in statistical evidence, information design, and interface design. He has written eight books, including Beautiful Evidence, Visual Explanations, Envisioning Information, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, and Data Analysis for Politics and Policy. He wrote, designed, and self-published four books on information design, which have won 40 awards for content and design. The New York Times described ET as "The Leonardo da Vinci of data.

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