Knowledge Is Beautiful

Knowledge Is Beautiful

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
Delves into the world of visualized data where stunning infographics that blend the facts with their connections, contexts, and relationships make information meaningful, entertaining, and beautiful.


In this sequel to the bestselling book The Visual Miscellaneum, author David McCandless uses stunning and unique visuals to reveal unexpected insights into how the world really works.

Every day, every hour, every minute we are bombarded with information, from television, from newspapers, from the Internet, we’re steeped in it. We need a way to relate to it. Enter David McCandless and his stunning infographics, simple, elegant ways to interact with information too complex or abstract to grasp any way but visually. McCandless creates visually stunning displays that blend the facts with their connections, contexts, and relationships, making information meaningful, entertaining, and beautiful. And his genius is as much in finding fresh ways to provocatively combine datasets as it is in finding new ways to show the results.

Knowledge is Beautiful is a fascinating spin through the world of visualized data, all of it bearing the hallmark of David McCandless’s boundary-breaking, signature style. The captivating follow-up to the bestseller The Visual Miscellaneum, Knowledge is Beautiful offers a deeper, more ranging look at the world and its history, with more connectivity between the pages, a greater exploration of causes and consequences, and a more inclusive global outlook. With a portion of its content crowd-sourced from McCandless’s international following, Knowledge is Beautiful achieves a revolutionary and democratic look at the key issues from questions on history and politics, the facts of science, streams of literature, and much more.

This is a project that will truly push the boundaries of books everywhere, providing insights into our world in a way never seen before.

& Taylor

An award-winning writer and designer explores causes and consequences and blends facts with connections and contexts through pages of captivating visualized data based on key issues from history, politics, science and literature in this follow-up to The Visual Miscellaneum. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Harper Design, c2014
ISBN: 9780062188229
Branch Call Number: 031.0222 MCC
Characteristics: 255 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,26 cm.


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Aug 08, 2016

This 'book' was a complete waste of time.

Jun 17, 2016

A stunningly beautiful and fascinating collection of infographics presenting data from all manner of subject areas. This would make an interesting addition to any break-room or coffee table collection.

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