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Beautiful Evidence

3 Ratings: 3.3
A book by Edward R. Tufte

"Science and art," according to Tufte, "have in common intense seeing, the wide-eyed observing that generates empirical information." This book is about how that seeing turns into showing. Tufte, professor emeritus at Yale University … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Nonfiction, Computer Books, Media Studies, Gaming Programming, Data Visualization
Author: Edward R. Tufte
Genre: Computers & Internet, Nonfiction
Publisher: Graphics Press
3 reviews about Beautiful Evidence
review by . January 02, 2010
Tufte's fourth in a series on visual data and its representation, following:    The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, 2nd edition  Envisioning Information  Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative    The topic of the forthcoming fifth in the series ("walking, seeing, and constructing" ) is foreshadowed in the pictures of Tufte's landscape sculptures at the end of beautiful evidence.    If …
review by . April 02, 2008
This book covers the gamut of the published works of Isaac Newton, the review of the Challenger Disaster ( A telling indictment of PowerPoint) and a review of where PowerPoint fails badly in so many ways ( yes he does not care for it) through to how public sculpture should be displayed. A wonderful and eclectic book. Recommended if you truly want to be a better communicator. Plus this book on your coffee table will make people think you are really smart.
review by . August 28, 2006
There are some really excellent and detailed reviews already posted here, and I will try not to duplicate their efforts. However for the benefit of those considering whether to purchase this book I will make some brief observations.     First, this book demonstrates why Tufte continues to be more or less unique in the field of technical graphical communications. His broad sweep and his high equal concern with aesthetics, cognitive decision science, principles of handling evidence, …
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