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The book of trees : visualizing branches of knowledge

Author: Manuel Lima
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Data viz expert Manuel Lima examines the more than eight hundred year history of the tree diagram, from its roots in the illuminated manuscripts of medieval monasteries to its current resurgence as an elegant means of visualization. Lima presents two hundred intricately detailed tree diagram illustrations on a remarkable variety of subjects--from some of the earliest known examples from ancient Mesopotamia to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Lima
ISBN: 9781616892180 1616892188
OCLC Number: 854611430
Description: 208 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Foreword / Ben Shneiderman --
Figurative trees --
Vertical trees --
Horizontal trees --
Multidirectional trees --
Radial trees --
Hyperbolic trees --
Rectangular treemaps --
Voronoi treemaps --
Circular treemaps --
Sunbursts --
Icicle trees.
Responsibility: Manuel Lima.

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This book exposes our long-lasting obsession with trees, as metaphors for organising and representing hierarchical information and provide a broad visual framework for the various types of  Read more...

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"What an amazing and beautiful book! The most important analysis of visualization since Tufte, The Book of Trees reveals the origins and evolution of the branches we use to structure knowledge. These Read more...

 
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