Analytic Design for Christmas

I received a fantastic present this Christmas in the form of the first two of Edward Tufte’s books on what he now calls “analytic design,” the practice of clear communication of data. The books are gorgeous and belong in anyone’s permanent library. A fourth book is being worked on which explores the natural aesthetics of the representation of data often found through scientific research and the examination of large amounts of data, its title is Beautiful Evidence. Tufte has recently made the news with a Graphics Press release of a classic out of print book by William Playfair.

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