Visual explanations: images and quantities, evidence and narrative

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Graphics Press, 1997 - Architecture - 156 pages
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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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gotta love the illustrations - Goodreads
We can summarize: remove the noise from visuals. - Goodreads
They are not about producing beautiful graphics. - Goodreads
I look forward to implementing these insights. - Goodreads
Tufte is the master of visualization. - Book Verdict
Spatial orientation. - Goodreads

Review: Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative

User Review  - Manolo Frias - Goodreads

I got inspired by "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information", Tufte's first book on information design. According to Tufte "Visual Explanations" is about "pictures of verbs", the representation of causes and effects. Read full review

Review: Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative

User Review  - John Brian Anderson - Goodreads

Part art book, part tech book, part history book. Very interesting and informative book on visual representations. Well done. Read full review

Contents

Images and Quantities
13
Displays of Evidence for Making Decisions
27
Pictorial Instructions and Disinformation Design
55
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