This book celebrates escapes from the flatlands of both paper and computer screen,
showing superb displays of high-dimensional complex data. The most design-oriented
of Edward Tufte's books, Envisioning Information shows maps, charts, scientific
presentations, diagrams, computer interfaces, statistical graphics and tables, stereo
photographs, guidebooks, courtroom exhibits, timetables, use of color, a pop-up,
and many other wonderful displays of information. The book provides practical
advice about how to explain complex material by visual means, with extraordinary
examples to illustrate the fundamental principles of information displays. Topics
include escaping flatland, color and information, micro/macro designs, layering
and separation, small multiples, and narratives. Winner of 17 awards for design
and content. 400 illustrations with exquisite 6- to 12-color printing throughout.
Highest quality design and production.
"Remarkable range of examples for the
idea of visual thinking with beautifully
printed pages. A real treat for all who
reason and learn by means of images."
"A magnificent sequel to Tufte's classic The
Visual Display of Quantitative Information."
AMERICAN MATHEMATICAL MONTHLY
"An incredibly beautiful, true, refined, and
luscious book." DENISE SCOTT BROWN
AND ROBERT VENTURI
Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, best
book in the literature of science
Best Graphic Design of the Year,
ID, International Design
Joseph Rigo Award for contributions to
"Keep this book with the few others that
you'll pass on to the next generation.
It is a passionate, elegant revelation of
how to render the 3 dimensions of experience
into the 2 dimensions of paper
and screen. As in his other books,
Tufte is promoting a new standard of
visual literacy. Immaculately printed in
23 colors, this book is a lyrical primer
of design strategies for reading and
creating messages in 'flatland.' No other
book has been so highly recommended
to us by so many different varieties
of professionals -- architects, teachers,
technicians, hackers, and artists."
KEVIN KELLY, WHOLE EARTH REVIEW