- Hardcover: 190 pages
- Publisher: Graphics Press USA; 2nd edition edition (31 Jan. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0961392142
- ISBN-13: 978-0961392147
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 2.5 x 27.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 51 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information Hardcover – 31 Jan 2001
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The first edition of Tufte's now classic text on the design of statistical graphics was published in 1983. Tufte published it himself with the help of a second mortgage in order to have complete control over the book's design, which he wanted to reflect the intellectual principles put forth in its c
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The book also provides some splendid examples of good graphical design, shockingly most of them fairly old - i.e. the field did not progress nearly as much as should be expected, with most of the progress being pre-20th century, with several unfortunate steps back from the 1920s to 1970s (shown as well). Another interesting facet is the historical development of methods for presenting quantitative information, which is interesting in its own right.
This book should be essential reading for anyone who relies on visually presenting quantitative information and is an absolute must in management consulting.
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