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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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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User Review  - jasonli - LibraryThing

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

Contents

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