Edward Tufte: Beautiful Evidence (2006)

22 January 2013, dusan

Science and art have in common intense seeing, the wide-eyed observing that generates empirical information. Beautiful Evidence is about how seeing turns into showing, how empirical observations turn into explanations and evidence presentations. The book identifies excellent and effective methods for presenting information, suggests new designs, and provides tools for assessing the credibility of evidence presentations.Here we will see many close readings of serious evidence presentations-ranging through evolutionary trees and rocket science to economics, art history, and sculpture. Insistent application of the principles of analytical thinking helps both insiders and outsiders assess the credibility of evidence.

Publisher Graphics Press, Cheshire/CT, 2006
ISBN 0961392177, 9780961392178
213 pages

review (Stephen Few, BeyeNetwork)
review (Yuri Engelhardt, Information Design Journal)

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PDF (no OCR, updated on 2013-2-2)

2 Responses to “Edward Tufte: Beautiful Evidence (2006)”

  1. Ale on January 31, 2013 2:02 pm

    The link doesn’t seem to be working

  2. dusan on February 2, 2013 12:59 pm


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