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. ...
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.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. 157pp. incl. index; HB gray w/maroon; fine condition w/clean, tight pgs. DJ tan w/blk. &red; slight rub&sun.; "This book describes design strategies-the proper arrangement in space and time of images, words, and numbers-for presenting information about motion, process, mechanism, cause and effect." illus.
Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 0961392126. B & W and Color; 8 3/4 x 11; 157 pages; Hard cover is cream grey with copper lettering on spine. Previous owner's name neatly written inside front cover. DJ has light rubbing/scuffing. Pages are clean and tight. Extensively illustrated with color and b/w charts, graphs and pictures. "Edward Tufte is one of the most elegant designers of information alive today, the book was the beginning of my devotion to his philosophy of the visual articulation of facts, figures, and abstract concepts. This book, as well as professor Tufte's academic publishing, have influenced the world around us in so many ways. From the eloquent graphical explanations in the New York Times, to the vibrant digital displays of political elections on Fox News, and the historical statistics of hurricanes put forth on Weather Channel-all of this traces its heritage back to Edward Tufte and his award winning books. "
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Mild scuffing and wear to dustjacket. Soft crease to front endpaper and next page. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Cover boards and interior very clean. Binding sound. B/W and color illustrations. 5th printing, with revisions, 2002. 156 pgs. New clear plastic sleeve covers and protects jacket.
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