Walter Herdeg (editor): GRAPHIS DIAGRAMS [The Graphic Visualization of Abstract Data]. Zurich: The Graphis Press, 1976. Third printing from 1979. Text in English, German and French. A fine hardcover book in laminated, glazed pictorial boards: white boards show a trace of wear. Interior unmarked and very clean. Out-of-print.
The Graphic Visualization of Abstract Data
Walter Herdeg (editor)
9.25 x 9.5 hardcover book with 184 pages and 354 b/w and color examples of data graphics. Designed and produced to the highest standards of Zurich's Graphis Press. With a name like Graphis, its got to be good.
"The purpose of this book is to show the designer how abstract facts or functions which cannot be simply depicted like natural objects may be given visual expression by suitable graphic transformation. It also reviews the means of visualizing physical and technical processes which are not perceptible to the eye. The optimum synthesis of aesthetics and information value remains the essential objective in every type of diagrammatic presentation..."
A comprehensive survey featuring the legendary designers you would expect and then some. Many uncommon examples - highly recommended.
Includes work by Saul Bass, Herbert Bayer, Miguel Covarrubias, Leo +Diane Dillon, Jean Michel Folon, Louis Kahn, Milton Glaser, Meryn Kurlansky, Ricahrd Saul Wurman and many others.
- Editors Foreword by Walter Herdeg
- Introduction by Leslie Segal
- Comparative Statistical Diagrams
- Flow Diagams, Organization Charts, etc.
- Diagram Visualizing Functions, Processes
- Tabulations, Timetables, etc.
- Cartographic Diagrams, Decorative Maps
- Diagrams used as Design Elements, Computer-plotted diagrams
- Index to Artistis & Designers
- Index to Agencies and Studios
- Index to Clients and Publishers
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