Information Graphics Hardcover – 25 Mar 2012
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About the Author
Sandra Rendgen is an art historian who has worked for both print and interactive media. After completing her studies in Amsterdam and Berlin, she has contributed as a picture editor to German magazines and newspapers, such as Vanity Fair, Die Welt am Sonntag, and to TASCHEN's Interiors Now! As an editor, she develops interactive media installations for various museums and institutions.
Julius Wiedemann was born in Brazil, studied graphic design and marketing, and was an art editor for digital and design magazines in Tokyo. His many TASCHEN digital and media titles include Illustration Now!, Advertising Now, Logo Design, and Brand Identity Now!
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The first ninety-six pages (printed on a shorter page width) with four essays, look at the background and history of charts and diagrams. The best I thought was by Simon Rogers of the Guardian with an interesting overview of data and the press. To go with the essays (in English, French and German) there are sixty-four illustrations as a visual timeline from 1144 BC to 2010. This includes a couple of old favourites, Minard's wonderful flow map of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow and Harry Beck's 1933 London Underground map.
The main section of the book is in four parts: Location; Time; Category; Hierarchy. Each explores graphics with generously sized images on the page and detailed sections where the original was quite large or a poster. The work is from the last ten years with a long caption to explain the concept and an additional caption for technical detail: project info; data source; research; design; illustration. I thought the range of material within the four sections very impressive and incredibly wide ranging, though predictably, some of the graphics really do appear to be unreadable (but pretty looking).
Once again Taschen have chosen a subject and given it their usual thorough treatment with a comprehensive editorial in a beautifully produced book.Read more ›
It's a huge book - this isn't one for bedtime reading. The first part of the book is printed on smaller width paper and features essays by Richard Saul Wurman, Simon Rogers and Paolo Ciuccarelli - all look at data in some shape or form, be it understanding data, how data changes journalism, or turning data and visualisations into stories. All the essays are insightful - for me, the most interesting one was Rogers' essay (as a former journalist, I was very intrigued by what he had to say on data and modern journalism). The essays are in English, French and German.
The bulk of the book is dedicated to all manner of infographics and data visualisations. It's split into four categories - Location, Time, Category and Hierarchy. There is barely a subject that isn't covered - hunting whales, choosing a typeface, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Biofuels, City Waste Management, Fraud, Governments, Tax, Sports, Swine Flu - the list is endless. Some graphics are accompanied by explanation text, while others are granted a short caption. These are the types of illustrations you're likely to see in everyday life (news/broadcasting websites, consumer websites, global brand websites etc) as opposed to academic text books.
A lot of credit needs to go to the publishers and the team that put this book together - it must have been a labour of love. You cannot fail to be inspired by the contents.Read more ›
When the book arrived, I actually asked the postman if the parcel were for me....
it's THAT BIG !!! It's 2" thick (really), 15" tall by 10" wide, that is, 5 x 38 x 25 cm, and the book weighs 7.14 lb, that is a little under 3.6 kg!
And then the design and the graphics, I have never seen anything so exquisitely, stunningly beautiful!
Even if you're not so much 'into Information Graphics', but do love Art, go and buy yourself this book, for the ridiculously low price you pay, seen its sheer size and content.
And I must admit, I'm so blown away, that I haven't even start READING the book....!
No doubt, it must be awesome. And if not, well then I'll still cherish the book for its sheer beauty.
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An excellent book. In fact, it must be one of the most luxuriously illustrated and presented books I have ever owned.Published on 26 July 2014 by Richard
This was a birthday present for my daughter who's about to study Graphic Design at uni. She absolutely loves this book.Published on 24 May 2014 by R E JONES
This book was a gift for my partner to use as a creative tool for work. It is absolutely beautiful! Worth every penny. Presentation and content are just fab!Published on 4 Nov. 2013 by lily blythe
The book itself looks absolutely great - huge, looks beautiful, good choice of examples. I'd probably have given it 5 stars (once I'd finished reading it) if I hadn't been sent not... Read morePublished on 30 Oct. 2013 by KM
This is truly a beautiful and very inspring book, showbink how the communicatiepunt of statisticus and information van be a work of art. in itselfPublished on 20 Oct. 2013 by PhilippeH
A really well assembled and written book that provides good information while also being a great pastime. Read morePublished on 11 Oct. 2013 by KAI HEIKKINEN
I Bought this book because I wanted to learn more about information Graphics undoubtedly this book is packed full of useful information throughout each chapter, It was shipped... Read morePublished on 26 Jun. 2013 by Kenneth.
It's a visual delight with tons of info-graphics to enjoy. For a info-graphic artist it's only to explore the solutions and dig into "why"... and be inspiredPublished on 25 Jun. 2013 by jens josefsen