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Author Lima, Manuel, 1978- author

Title The book of trees : visualizing branches of knowledge / Manuel Lima
Edition First edition
Published New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2014]


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 WATERFT  001.2 Lim/Bot  DUE 27-11-19
Description 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 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
Summary 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 manuscripts of medieval monasteries to contributions by leading contemporary designers. A timeline of capsule biographies on key figures in the development of the tree diagram rounds out this one-of-a-kind visual compendium
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Communication in learning and scholarship -- History.
Graphic methods -- History.
Information visualization -- History.
Learning and scholarship -- History.
Knowledge, Theory of -- History.
Trees (Graph theory) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Trees -- Symbolic aspects -- History.
Visual communication -- History.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
LC no. 2013026128
ISBN 1616892188 (hbk.)
9781616892180 (hbk.)