Semiology of Graphics
Originally published in French in 1967, Semiology of Graphics holds a significant place in the theory of information design. Founded on Jacques Bertins 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 brings...more
It's been awhile, but I believe most of it is essentially covering theme of accurately representing data with graphics.
+++ One of the classics of information visualization cited by the classics of information visualization, Jacques Bertin's Semiology of Graphics (Sémiologie graphique: les diagrammes, les réseaux, les cartes) was written in 1965 and published in 1967. Although this book was translated in English only in 1983, from a second-edition print (1973), Edward R. Tufte includes references to it in his own classic, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.
+++ It is very interesting ...more