The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge

The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge


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The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge by Manuel Lima

Our critically acclaimed bestseller Visual Complexity was the first in-depth examination of the burgeoning field of information visualization. Particularly noteworthy are the numerous historical examples of past efforts to make sense of complex systems of information. In this new companion volume, The Book of Trees, data viz expert Manuel Lima examines the more than eight hundred year history of the tree diagram, from its roots in the illuminated manuscripts of medieval monasteries to its current resurgence as an elegant means of visualization. Lima presents two hundred intricately detailed tree diagram illustrations on a remarkable variety of subjects—from some of the earliest known examples from ancient Mesopotamia to the manuscripts of medieval monasteries to contributions by leading contemporary designers. A timeline of capsule biographies on key figures in the development of the tree diagram rounds out this one-of-a-kind visual compendium.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616892180
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 481,853
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lima was named one of the "fifty most creative and influential minds of 2009" by Creativity magazine. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the New York–based design lead for

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