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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Redrawn . in the FLYING GONE GLASS OF WATER The Flying Glass of Water ,
from a 1932 magic catalog , illustrates a three - step sequence , reading left to
right . This narration shows what the audience sees , rather than revealing the ...
( Cezanne ) Our glass dissolves into atmosphere , like light on a haystack or mist
. One doesn't think to drink out of a glass that " expresses " a Van Gogh - like in .
ner emotional tension . A wine gloss becomes of some point o pretty universe of ...
We flatten our glass to a rough , temporary " impression " . ' Monet is an eye , but
what an eye " . ( CÚzanne ) Our glass dissolves into atmosphere , like light on a
haystack or mist . The subject - matter of CÚzanne is not an apple or a person or
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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