Semiology of graphics. Front Cover. Jacques Bertin. University of Wisconsin Press, – Business & Economics – pages. Jacques Bertin (27 July – 3 May ) was a French cartographer and theorist, known from his book Semiologie Graphique (Semiology of Graphics). by their visual characteristics (Bertin calls these retinal variables) .. Jacques Bertin, Semiology of Graphics: Diagrams, Networks, Maps. Translated by W. J.

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It’s a translation from French, and there were plenty of sentences that just seemed overly complicated. Shaoliang Nie rated it it was amazing Jul 25, The book a treasure trove of significant ideas in information design, split into two parts: It provides very clear and beautiful theory of data visualization that you can apply on practice immediately.

Well worth every penny and the time to read it carefully. How to construct a good variant of a known plot type? fo

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Part Two bring Originally published in French inSemiology of Graphics holds a significant place in the theory of information design. This book is as much about the explanation of all things as it is about how to explain things. But other than that, it’s a brilliant book that I recommend jacquds everyone interested in graphics and visualization. Mackinlay Michael Maltz Bruce H.

Jeremy rated it really liked it Aug 16, The fact that the title uses an uncommon, academic sounding word should be a hint that the whole book is kind of like that. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Bertin is an internationally recognized authority on the analytic jacqeus of graphics.


Hardcoverpages. Can we combine factors? Benjamin Wiederkehr rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Siim Puskai rated it it was amazing Sep 22, How does information need to change, depending on the level of detailed matching the question? You have to look very hard to find everything he puts forth, as narratives illustrate graphics as much as the inverse, and there are often jacaues levels to both.

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The figures are labelled in unpredictable fraphics on the page, some never mentioned in the text, and because semiollogy a mediocre printing job, many exhibit the very errors Bertin seeks to show how to avoid. Archived from the original on 13 June The book is full to bursting with myriad practical tips and tricks regarding not just how, when, and why to cram more information onto the page, but also how to decide what information the reader needs.

Jacques Bertin 27 July — 3 May [1] was a French cartographer and theorist, known from his book Semiologie Graphique Semiology of Graphicspublished in It’s a very impressive reference source. Interview semiologyy Jacques Bertin.

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The second part breaks down jcaques of the graphics as diagrams, networks and maps. Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication.


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Retrieved 1 July Return to Book Page. It’s been 27 years since the first printing of this Bwrtin translation by Berg and 43 years since the original French edition. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This results in a rather cryptical structure, and also in tabular summaries that are often difficult to relate to the plots they describe, especially maps.

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Semiology of Graphics

To ask other readers questions about Semiology of Graphicsplease sign up. Yes, it is quite old, but it is absolutely relevant and has “fresh” feeling. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. This book was semoilogy first one that is comparable with Tufte work and even exceeds them. Customers who bought this item also bought. I do wish I could find some companoion sources that address the digital formats we live and work with.

Ross rated it really liked it Aug 19, The language used makes the book a jacqhes boring to read, but is absolutely necessary to understand the concepts behind the design of a graphic, infography, diagram, etc.