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Semiology of graphics. Front Cover. Jacques Bertin. University of Wisconsin Press, – Business & Economics – pages. Jacques Bertin (27 July – 3 May ) was a French cartographer and theorist, known from his book Semiologie Graphique (Semiology of Graphics). by their visual characteristics (Bertin calls these retinal variables) .. Jacques Bertin, Semiology of Graphics: Diagrams, Networks, Maps. Translated by W. J.

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I managed to find this rare grwphics in the Palo Alto Library a few years ago. Apparently this book is one of the classics of the subject, but I found it surprisingly confusing. This is a remarkable book. Tina rated it it was amazing Jan 15, A Handbook for Data Driven Design.

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Can we combine types of graphs? This book was the first one that is comparable with Tufte work and even exceeds them. Using Vision to Think Interactive Technologies. Ships from and sold by Amazon.

Bertin died in Paris on 3 May Envisioning Information by Edward R. Still, the insight is in there, and the weaknesses are not too great to stop a determined or required reader. The book is full to bursting with myriad practical tips and tricks regarding not just how, when, and why to cram more information onto the page, but also how to decide what information the reader needs.


Haig rated it really liked it Feb 23, This is highly significant, and if Bertin was among the first to capture it even if somewhat obscurely then this book deserves all of its renown and is sure to grow in importance.

If you learn better from one than the other, great, but why deprive yourself of learning from both? I have not had the change to check out the new printing but will ASAP! An introduction to information graphics and visualization Voices That Matter.

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Catherine rated it it was amazing Nov 15, Please try again later. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? But I recall reading grapphics a kid many maps encoded using this kind of approach, and liking them to bits. Part Two bring Originally published in French inSemiology of Graphics holds a significant place in the theory of information design.

Semiology of Graphics

Angus rated it really liked it Dec 11, Ross rated it really liked it Aug 19, It’s been awhile, but I believe most of it is essentially covering theme of accurately representing data with graphics. Readings in Information Visualization: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on graphiics go. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Tukeythen breathe deeply and dive in. One of these items ships sooner than the other.


Can we change color, etc.? About the Author Jacques Bertin is a French cartographer and theorist. I knew the reputation of this work. The first part analyzes the properties and rules of the graphic system breaking down the variants and invariants, the plane and the “retinal variables”, and combines these and more into rules for construction and legibility. Oct 08, Gabe bedtin it it was ok.

Shaoliang Nie rated it it was jaacques Jul 25, Well worth every penny and the time to read it carefully. This is the book that Tufte cribs off of. Want to Read saving…. Jacques Bertin was born in in Maisons-LaffitteYvelines.

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Return to Book Page. Interview with Jacques Bertin.