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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"It is clear which stroke sequence in making H is quicker and preferable, and
which H represents the possibility of smearing over wet strokes," concludes
Catich, master scholar of the serif and one-time Chicago signwriter.13 Edward ...
Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative Edward R. Tufte. 1. 2. Stem Lobe
Edward M. Catich, Letters Redrawn from the Trajan Inscription in Rome (
Davenport, Iowa, 1961), plate 24. 3 Tail 4 Arm S Mid- arm 6 Head-serif 7 left; Foot
-serif 8 ...
... have stamped-embossed sans serif, Yearbook then stamped-embossed serif,
and, finally, a quirky system font — with an oversized x-height (presumably to
improve legibility on the screen) resulting in cramped ascenders and descenders
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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