Knowing and Showing: The Curious History of the Illustration of Information

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2019. Hardcover. "The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see."  John Tukey

The process of transferring knowledge from one person's brain to another's has traditionally been done by speech or reading, but often showing is better than telling. Pictorial representation of information can tell much more than a simple picture. The data visualization (as we now call it) in this book conveys vast amounts of information with the earliest histograms, bar charts, scatter plots, circle graphs, movables, and organizational charts. The book also contains fold-outs, volvelles, maps, and anatomical  flip-books, all of them charming as well as informative.

The book is half-bound in a soft black leather and an absolutely stunning marbled paper by Jemma Lewis. The book is digitally printed on Monarch Superfine paper. Size: 2 5/8" x 2 1/8", 64 pages. ARTB/060719.
Fine.

Item #33443

Price: $95.00

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