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

I am currently preparing 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 will follow the evolution of his oeuvre and feature 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. The book is to be released by Princeton Architectural Press in the fall 2018.