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Information Architects : Ed. by Peter Bradford

Wurman, Richard S.

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ISBN 10: 3857094583 / ISBN 13: 9783857094583
Published by Hamburg, Germany: Graphis Verlag AG, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Information Architects : Ed. by Peter ...

Publisher: Hamburg, Germany: Graphis Verlag AG

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Illustrated throughout in black-and-white and in color. Bound in the publisher's original black cloth with the front cover and spine stamped in blind.

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Frankly, I have found most books about graphics in the information age to be riddled with hyperbole, poorly designed, and vastly overpriced. After looking at many of these books, I typically pull out my dog-eared copy of Edward Tufte's Visual Display of Quantitative Information to clear my visual and conceptual palettes. However, Information Architects, edited by Richard Saul Wurman with contributions by 20 masters in the visual display of information deserves to be on the same shelf as Tufte's masterpieces. Nor does this book shout a simplistic "Cyberspace über alles!": there's great material in here about the importance of informational design in physical spaces and virtual interfaces, and train tracks and track balls. Very highly recommended.

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