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The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge - Manuel Lima
The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781616892180 (1616892188)
ASIN: 1616892188
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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5.0 The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge
Fascinating analysis of the role of the tree in modern infographics. From religious and genealogic diagrams to computer file trees, this in-depth and fascinating book on design is a keeper.
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