Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
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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Like Babar's Dream, Mark Tansey's 1984 painting, The Myth of Depth, creates an
impossibly wonderful scene. Arthur C. Danto writes about this play on flatland
and representation in painting : . . . the device of showing in a picture what would
1952, box construction of painted wood, photomechanical reproductions, painted
and colored glass, painted paper, string, photomechanical reproductions colored
with ink, painted cork, metal rings, painted plastic balls, painted feather, tacks ...
Museum-goers then touch the item that they wish to learn about (here, the
location of Flemish paintings) and the next confection ... INFORMATION
FACILITIES PERMANENT WORKS art information cascade espresso bar
American Painting ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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