New Book: “The Minard System” (Fall 2018)

This is a catalog of all statistical visualizations by Charles-Joseph Minard (1781-1870), who is considered one of the most important forefathers of information visualization and statistical graphics. His map of Napoleon’s Russian campaign has been heralded as “probably one of the best statistical graphics ever drawn”. The book follows the evolution of his oeuvre and features many hidden gems from the collection of the École nationale des ponts et chaussées, an engineering college in Paris to which Minard had lifelong close relations.

It was released by Princeton Architectural Press on November 6, 2018. A preview containing the preface of the book is available on Visionscarto. Here is a selection of press reviews announcing the book:

The DIRT blog by the American Society of Landscape Architects
American Scientist

Scientific American