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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information / Edition 2
     

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information / Edition 2

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by Edward R. Tufte
 

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ISBN-10: 0961392142

ISBN-13: 9780961392147

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Graphics Press


The Visual Display of Quantitative Information contains 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical charts, graphics, and tables, with a detailed analysis of how to display quantitative data for precise, quick, effective analysis. Highest quality book design and production throughout.

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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information contains 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical charts, graphics, and tables, with a detailed analysis of how to display quantitative data for precise, quick, effective analysis. Highest quality book design and production throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780961392147
Publisher:
Graphics Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Part I: Graphical Practice
1: Graphical Excellence...13
2: Graphical Integrity...53
3: Sources of Graphical Integrity and Sophistication...79

Part II: Theory of Data Graphics
4: Data-Ink and Graphical Redesign...91
5: Chartjunk: Vibrations, Grids, and Ducks...107
6: Data-Ink Maximization and Graphical Design...123
7: Multifunctioning Graphical Elements...139
8: Data Density and Small Multiples...161
9: Aesthetics and Technique in Data Graphical Design...177

Epilogue: Designs for the Display of Information...191

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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is his first in what has become a series. With numerous examples of good practice and also of delightfully bad practice, he shows how to help the viewer see the data, not the graphic process, presuming of course that the purpose is honest communication not misdirection. Better graphs show more data (thus: 'maximise data ink') but without shouting about themselves (thus: 'avoid cybercrud and The Duck') so that subtle patterns may be perceived more readily. And some patterns are not at all subtle: one gazes at his reproduction of the graph depicting Napoleon's attack on Russia, and the vast horror of the retreat is evident. The purpose of a Visual Display is to seek understanding, and he shows techniques that will support this search, while puncturing the illusions of those whose efforts had other objectives.
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