All 4 books by Edward Tufte now in
paperback editions, $100 for all 4
Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Beautiful EvidencePaper/printing = original clothbound books.
Only available through ET's Graphics Press:
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All 4 clothbound books, autographed by the author $150
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Edward Tufte e-books
Immediate download to any computer:
Visual and Statistical Thinking $2
The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint $2
Seeing Around + Feynman Diagrams $2
Data Analysis for Politics and Policy $2catalog + shopping cart
Edward Tufte one-day course,
Presenting Data and Information
Boston MA, October 23, 24, 25
Washington DC, November 6, 7
Bethesda MD, November 9
San Francisco CA, December 4, 5, 6
San Jose CA, December 8
There is also a free Chrome app that composes, sorts, and edits the results from Google images.
Vantongerloo was a painter and sculptor associated with the DeStijl group. This quilt places images of his small sculptures in the top row, above an assortment of paintings (with some repeats). The paintings served as design-sketch for stucco cladding of a studio/barn.
This quilt shows images of collisions of subatomic particles. Many of the original images were decorated in strong colors, now desaturated to black and white.
Description of the Hillside Vineyards quilt.
Description of the Terrace Farming quilt.
Description of the Paul Klee quilt.
Paul Klee, High-resolution Elements
Description of the Paul Klee, High-resolution Elements quilt.
Paul Klee Palette
Description of the Paul Klee Palette quilt.
Description of the Pablo Picasso quilt.
The Quilts Of Gee's Bend
Description of the The Quilts Of Gee's Bend quilt.
47 Animal Sounds Over And Over
Description of the 47 Animal Sounds Over And Over quilt.
Description of the Feynman Diagrams quilt.
Description of the Feynman 32 quilt.
Description of the Eadweard Muybridge quilt.
Description of the Sorting Algorithms quilt.
Crime Scene Fingerprints
Description of the Crime Scene Fingerprints quilt.
Georges Vantongerloo Paintings
Description of the Georges Vantongerloo Paintings quilt.
Description of the Chinese Calligraphy quilt.
Description of the Agnes Martin quilt.
Syed Haider Raza
Description of the Syed Haider Raza quilt.
Description of the Josef Albers quilt.
Taking a line for a walk / on the margins
Below, original graphic from "Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines," published Feb. 11, 2015 by Tynan DeBold and Dov Friedman for the Wall Street Journal as part of Project Tycho. (article here)
The number of infected people, measured over 70-some years and across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, generally declined after vaccines were introduced.
The heat map shows number of cases per 100,000 people.
Here, the graphic re-worked, without active whitespace.
-- ET (email)
COULD PASSIVE WHITESPACE EXIST ?
The removal of the active whitespace changes,
and in many ways, improves the original graphic.
It would be interesting to know if anyone tried
to tone down the white lines to something less
aggressive - such as a 5 to 10% grey hairline
overlay with the colours touching as shown in
the reworked image. As display quality improves
we may not need to design for pixel intervals.
We may actually be able to approach the quality
of a hairline ink mark discussed elsewhere in the
ET notebooks and shown in maps, colour wheels,
auction catalogues, and other documents from the
last couple of millennia.
The eye and brain need a boundary or a visual
reference point to help decipher the data on
the axes. The colours do it but it may be able
to be improved.
The physical analogue might be the ghost grid
paper - subtle enough to indicate a consistent
reference but does not get in the way of the
ET Notebooks : Maps moving in time...
ET Notebooks : Book design...
Ghost Grid Paper
-- Tchad (email)