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Semiology of Graphics: Diagrams, Networks, Maps

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Originally published in French in 1967, Semiology of Graphics holds a significant place in the theory of information design. Founded on Jacques Bertin’s practical experience as a cartographer, Part One of this work is an unprecedented attempt to synthesize principles of graphic communication with the logic of standard rules applied to writing and topography. Part Two bring ...more
Hardcover, 456 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by ESRI Press (first published January 1st 1967)
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Andy Chu
Mar 14, 2010 Andy Chu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I managed to find this rare book in the Palo Alto Library a few years ago. It's like a precursor to Tufte's books, but it's far more detailed and dense.

It's been awhile, but I believe most of it is essentially covering theme of accurately representing data with graphics.
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