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Gyorgy Kepes on figure and ground

Dr. Tufte,

One name that hasn't shown up in Ask E.T. is Gyorgy Kepes. Were he and his books (particularly "Education of Vision") important to you has you formulated your ideas?

Steve Sprague

-- Steve Sprague (email)

Response to Kepes

Chapter 3 on layering and separation in my Envisioning Information concludes with an important statement by Gyorgy Kepes (from The Language of Vision) about the universality of figure/ground ideas:

-- Edward Tufte

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