Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative is about pictures of verbs, the representation of mechanism and motion, process and dynamics, causes and effects, explanation and narrative. Practical applications and examples include statistical graphics, charts for making important decisions in engineering and medicine, technical manuals, diagrams, design of computer interfaces and websites and on-line manuals, animations and scientific visualizations, techniques for talks, and design strategies for enhancing the rate of information transfer in print, presentations, and computer screens. The use of visual evidence in deciding to launch the space shuttle Challenger is discussed in careful detail. Video snapshots show redesigns of a supercomputer animation of a thunderstorm. The book is designed and printed to the highest standards, with luscious color throughout and four built-in flaps for showing motion and before/after effects.
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8 Describing another tiled stable (with walls of receding stone blocks), James
Elkins writes: "In Fernando Gallego's Nativity, done in the last third of the fifteenth
century, the box outshines the Child himself, and all but the most important
Kenneth Clark writes that this visual list is . . . ranged like a Gothic New
Jerusalem before the setting sun. The dramatic effect (largely obtained by the
expedient of suppressing cast shadows) is tremendous. Our spirit is exalted by
the aspiring ...
... Greenberg, Art and Culture (Boston, 1961), who writes, “Collage was a major
turning point in the evolution of Cubism, and therefore a major turning point in the
whole evolution of modernist art in this century.” (p. 70). drowns [today l," said ...
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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
Images and Quantities
Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions
Pictorial Instructions and Disinformation Design
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