Archive for May, 2010
A book from my boss‘ shelves. The writer, Jaques Bertin, seems to just have passed away. Bertin, a French cartographer and geographer, is best know for writing “Semiologique Graphique — Les diagrammes, les réseaux, les cartes” (1967) or “Semiology of Graphics — Diagrams, Networks, Maps” after the 1984 translation which, according to WikiPedia, “represents the first and widest intent to provide a theoretical foundation to information visualization”. I made a proper scan of the cover since the best one I could find was on Amazon. The English translation version is yours for the modest price of $199.99. However, a reprint will be available from October this year that should cost considerably less.
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“Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don’t want it.”
— Duke Ellington — from Discogs