Book: History of Information Graphics

Information graphics are a substantial component of our daily media diet. Few people know they have been around for centuries. Like today, they have always worked as a tool for understanding, covering every topic that has ever posed an intellectual challenge, from cosmos and religion to diseases and market prices. Over the course of some five years of research, I have assembled an enormous collection of examples -now out in this book

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The Minard System

“Napoleon’s Russian Campaign” is one of the most famous historical infographics ever. This is a compendium about the life and work of Charles-Joseph Minard (1781-1870), the French civil engineer who created the masterpiece. It was the last in a long series of works. He was trained in technical drawing and cartography as well as in mathematics. After his retirement, he immersed himself in the new art of statistics and data visualisation – creating an outstanding series of statistical maps

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Book: Information Graphics

I can hardly exaggerate my excitement on the release of my first book earlier this week: INFORMATION GRAPHICS, published by Taschen, is out. It was an honour to work with the very talented and experienced team at Taschen, who supported me in editing, collecting and commenting this large collection of work from the field of…

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