HISTORY OF INFORMATION GRAPHICS


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HISTORY OF INFORMATION GRAPHICS

SANDRA RENDGEN & J. WIEDEMANN    Book Number: 86470    Product format: Hardback

Cartographers, programmers, statisticians, designers, scientists, and journalists have developed a new field of expertise in visualizing knowledge. In the age of big data and digital distribution, when news travels ever further and faster and media outlets compete for a fleeting slice of online attention, information graphics have swept centre stage. This extra large sized compendium explores the history of data graphics from the Middle Ages right through to the digital era. Curated by Sandra Rendgen, here are some 400 milestones spanning astronomy, cartography, zoology, technology and beyond. Across medieval manuscripts and parchment rolls, elaborate maps, splendid popular atlases and early computer-based information design, included are such highlights as Martin Waldseemu?ller's famous world map, the meticulous nature studies of Ernst Haeckel, and Andreas Cellarius's cosmic charts. See the four metre long parchment roll containing a genealogy of English kings from Athelstan to Edward I pictured in a clearly structured river flowing downward in time; manuscript codex; The Book of Instruments of War; medical treatises all from the ornamental design of medieval illuminated manuscripts. See a folding Japanese world map showing various wars; map of the Moon and Greenland in a huge gatefold pp163-66; France by Départment map; cycle of 18 seasons in Britain (1842); section of the Earth's crust in a colour gatefold and an entire section of Man and Machines, including the human body to crop statistics. Visual history at a glance in a most appealing coffee table new edition. Huge hardback with 6 fold-outs, 24.6 x 37.2cm, 462 colour-indexed pages. Text in English, French and German. New from Taschen.
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ISBN 9783836567671
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