All 5 books by Edward Tufte now in
paperback editions, $160 for all 5
Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Seeing With Fresh EyesPaper/printing = original clothbound books.
Only available through ET's Graphics Press:
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All 5 clothbound books, autographed by the author $250
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Edward Tufte e-books
Immediate download to any computer:
Visual and Statistical Thinking $5
The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint $5
Seeing Around + Feynman Diagrams $5
Data Analysis for Politics and Policy $9catalog + shopping cart
Seeing with Fresh Eyes:Now available for order, ships late November 2020.
Meaning, Space, Data, Truth
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Presenting Data and Information: An Online Course Taught by Edward Tufte
All 5 books, paperback, and 4-hour ET Video course Presenting Data and Information, keyed to the 5 books. Available for pre-order, course and books available December 2020.
Reporters, interview requests, invitations: contact Carolyn Williams at 203 250-7007 or email
(Prior to interviews, reporters should read the piece by Zachary and Thralls below.)
For design reviews or comments on your work: Search the topics on ET notebooks, find a relevant topic,
read the thread, post your best material by going to the contribution button at the bottom of each thread.
If your contribution is published, it will be available for possible public comment by ET and by visitors
to that thread. (For good ideas about your displays, also search Google Images for your topic.)
ET pictures for publication:
For high-resolution versions of these pictures, contact Carolyn Williams by email
- ET interviews, news reports
- Rick Harrison "Down on the Art Farm" The Sunday Republican, January 15, 2015Aaron Souppouris "Master statistician weaves Google images into visual quilts" The Verge, November 2013Clive Cookson "Edward Tufte" Financial Times July 2013Geeta Dayal "Phreaks and Geeks" Slate, February 2013 (Sometimes curious misfits turn out to be Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak,
Edward Tufte—or Aaron Swartz)Flora Lichtman "Edward Tufte Wants You to See Better" NPR Science Friday, January 2013Maitri Erwin Edward Tufte Interview VizWorld, December 2012Irina Khokhlova "Data scientist carves out new life as sculptor" BBC News, February 2012Matt Carmichael "Edward Tufte: The AdAgeStat Q&A" Advertising Age, November 2011Four ET videos; Washington Post, June 2011:
Government transparency, Analytical thinking, Recognizing excellence and A sense of the relevant.
Steve Duin "The master of graphics and design" The Oregonian, June 2011Joshua Yaffa "The Information Sage" Washington Monthly, June 2011 (Washington work and influences on data displays.)Christopher Bonanos "The Minister of Information" New York Magazine.
(A long account of one-day course and generous speculations about ET influence. Well-illustrated in downlinks.)Mark Zachry and Charlotte Thralls "An Interview with Edward R. Tufte" Technical Communication Quarterly.
(16-page, thorough, revealing interview in question and answer format.)Maitri Erwin An Interview with Edward Tufte Vizworld (Recent thoughts on visualization.)Jimmy Guterman "How Facts Change Everything (If You Let Them)" MIT Sloan Management ReviewFran Smith "Intelligent Designs" Stanford Magazine. (Lots of pictures, detailed account of data work and sculpture.)Michael Shermer "The Feynman - Tufte Principle" Scientific American. (A day with Richard Feynman's Feynman-diagram van.)Michael H. Martin "The Man Who Makes Sense of Numbers" Fortune Magazine (Discusses Bose consulting and data displays.)Cullen Murphy "How to delight with Statistics" SlateScott Rosenberg "The Data Artist" SalonET Presidential appointmentNoam Cohen "Take $787 Billion. Now Show Where It's Going" New York TimesBruce Nussbaum "President Obama Appoints Edward Tufte - Big Victory for Data Visualization and Transparent Government"
Bloomberg BusinessweekAndrew Romano "How Master Information Designer Edward Tufte Can Help Obama Govern" NewsweekEd O'Keefe "Obama taps infographics guru for stimulus board" Washington PostErza Klein "A historic day for anyone who cares about charts and graphs"Washington PostBob Garfield "Minister of Information" NPR
- Reviews of ET art exhibitsScott Simon "The Many Faces (And Sculptures) Of Edward Tufte" NPRSusan Hodara "A Master of Two Dimensions, Plus One" New York TimesBenjamin Genocchio "Science and Art, Melded in Sculpture" New York TimesMarx Dorrity "Rocket Science" ChronogramJosh Margan "Tufte Continues To Dazzle With Larger Than Life Works" Cheshire HeraldChristopher Reynolds "Onward means going upward" Los Angeles TimesLyra Kilston "Edward Tufte at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum" Modern PaintersDiane Dewey "Aldrich Museum Features Edward Tufte Sculpture Exhibit" Artes MagazinePatricia Rosoff "Aldrich Museum Features Edward Tufte Sculpture Exhibit" SculptureAlan Bisbort "Seeing Around with Tufte" Waterbury Republican-AmericanPatricia Rosoff "Edward Tufte: Seeing Around" Art New EnglandMark Lynch "Seeing Around at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum" NPR
- ET interviews, news reportsAdam Aston "Tufte's Invisible Yet Ubiquitous Influence" Bloomberg BusinessweekPhil Patton "Up from Flatland" New York Times Magazine
(Long profile on ET supercomputer visualization work for the thunderstorm as well as career up to 1992.)Paul May "Why I love...Edward Tufte" The Guardian"AIGA Medalist: Edward Tufte" American Institute of Graphic ArtsClive Thompson "Powerpoint Makes You Dumb" The New York Times MagazineDan Nadel "Ten Questions for Edward Tufte" ID MagazineReport of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board "Engineering by Viewgraphs" 191Excerpt from William Langewiesche "Columbia's Last Flight" The Atlantic MonthlyJohn Schwartz "The Level of Discourse Continues to Slide" The New York TimesJohn Schwartz "Shuttle Inquiry Uncovers Flaws in Communication" The New York TimesJimmy Guterman "Unplug That Projector!" Business 2.0Tom Morton "Vital Statistics" frieze.comOh no! "The 50 Top Business Gurus"OutlookKristi Cameron "3-D Tufte" Metropolis"Lifeline: Edward Tufte" The LancetDavid Corcoran "Campaigning for the Charts that Teach" New York TimesAlan Bisbort "Escaping Flatland" Hartford AdvocateAlan Bisbort "Edward R. Tufte, Envisioning" Connecticut MagazinePeter Meyers "One Visionary Day" Wired MagazineJames Surowiecki "Sermon on the Mountain" MetropolisDon Doernberg Computer Literacy Bookshops InterviewThis Week's Citation Classic "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information"Current ContentsJeffrey Mervis "Congress Presses Probe Into NSF Prediction Of Scientist Shortage" The Scientist"Best of category, graphic design" Annual Design Review, ID International DesignThis Week's Citation Classic "Political Control of the Economy"Current Contents"Determinants of the Outcomes of Midterm Congressional Elections" American Political Science Review, 69, 812-826"The Relationship Between Seats and Votes in Two-Party Systems" American Political Science Review, 540-554Martin Hardee "Notes from the Sun.com team" Sun MicrosystemsSeth M. Powsner and Edward R. Tufte "Summarizing Clinical Psychiatric Data" Psychiatric Services, 48, 1458-1461