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Information Graphics
Information Graphics
by Sandra Rendgen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £29.24

5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy with this book, 14 Jun. 2013
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Very good. First off all, the printing quality is amazing so the graphics come out very well. The essays in the beginning of the book are quite interesting as well. This is definitely a book for people who are interested in data visualisation.


Visualize This: The Flowing Data Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics
Visualize This: The Flowing Data Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics
by Nathan Yau
Edition: Paperback
Price: £21.34

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for practical purposes, 27 May 2013
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The book is definitely nice for people who want to get their hands dirty and start visualising right away. The author gives simple, easy-to-understand tutorials on how to use the different software packages (mainly R and Adobe Illustrator). The extent of links and other references is big and sure enough offers a lot of future possibilities. The book is nicely printed, the illustrations are good quality which helps a lot when reading.

The downside for me was that I was looking more for theoretical concepts behind it (my own research is in data sonification and I wanted to see what visualists do). The author seems (at least to me) to speak for personal experiences, he does not refer to scientific parameters which is a bit of a miss to me. As such, the most interesting part was the first chapter on data gathering.

Conclusion: do you want to get a quickstart with visualisation, read this book. If you want to read something more theoretical, look further. The links to different datasites are interesting nevertheless


Musical Creativity: Strategies and Tools in Composition and Improvisation (Computational Music Science)
Musical Creativity: Strategies and Tools in Composition and Improvisation (Computational Music Science)
by Guerino Mazzola
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £62.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 13 May 2013
This book is the first one that really tackles the problematic of creativity in musical composition. Through a series of simple questions, the authors manage to get their answers. The book is definitely good for people who want to study creativity in music. The only downside is that sometimes they wander of in mathematical formulaes where it is not really necessary. This is more because Mazzola has a mathematical background, hence I can understand this.


Digital by Design: Crafting Technology for Products and Environments
Digital by Design: Crafting Technology for Products and Environments
by Troika
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good addition to collection, 3 Mar. 2012
This is definetely a book that adds to my library. It gives an overview of interesting art projects and gives a perfect mix between text and images. It is a book that you take from the shelf and read one article and later on another and so on. I hope there will be a follow-up book in a few years.


Composition in Retrospect
Composition in Retrospect
by John Cage
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars tedious readi, 26 Dec. 2011
While this books gives you some insights on cage's way of thinking, the way it is written is absolutely tedious. what can be easily put on 10 pages is smeared out over a 150 pages with linebreaks that make the text annoying to read. I would like to have a normal version of the text.


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