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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Yet a slightly different angle of adjustment will assure that the audience sees Lyle
Douglas, Complete Five-in-One Catalog (Dallas, 1932), p. 101. Redrawn.
Richard Kaufman, Coinmagic (New York, 1981), p. 105, "One-Hand Triple
We cannot expect the result to equal that of the scientific masters of motion, such
as Etienne-Jules Marey10, who constructed this exquisite sequence of multiple
overlapping images: Richard Kaufman, The Complete Works of Derek Dingle ...
Unnoticed for years, the slip was spotted by Richard Kaufman, who then drew a
homage to Mishell's sixth finger — at near left, Richard Kaufman, Coinmagic (
New York, 1981), p. 260. Based on Ad Reinhardt, Abstract Painting 6, Blue, 1952,
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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
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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