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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Thus we see Robert Burton in 1633 designing the title page of The Anatomy of
Melancholy so as to reflect the book ' s elaborate argument ( as did Hobbes in
Leviathan ) ; Christiaan Huygens in 1659 not only detecting the rings of Saturn
ROBERT BURTON ' s The Anatomy of Melancholy ( 1638 ) begins with a
magnificent confection , a title page of ten compartments each corresponding to a
numbered stanza in the prefatory poem “ The Argument of the Frontispiece .
Moreover , the confectionary design of the title page reproduces the intellectual
architecture of The Anatomy of Melancholy : about one - third of the book consists
of quotations and another third of paraphrases . ' A busy cutter indeed , and ...
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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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