The Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge: (with over 300 beautiful circular artworks, infographics and illustrations from across history)

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Author: Lima, Manuel

Brand: Princeton Architectural Press

Edition: Illustrated



Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 272

Details: Product Description In this follow-up to his hugely popular The Book of Trees and Visual Complexity, Manuel Lima takes us on a lively tour through millennia of circular information design. Three hundred detailed and colorful illustrations from around the world cover an encyclopedic array of subjects--architecture, urban planning, fine art, design, fashion, technology, religion, cartography, biology, astronomy, and physics, all based on the circle, the universal symbol of unity, perfection, movement, and infinity.  The Book of Circles juxtaposes clay trading tokens used by the ancient Sumerians with the iconic logos of twentieth-century corporations, a chart organizing seven hundred Nintendo offerings with a Victorian board game based on the travels of Nellie Bly, and a visual analysis of Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining with early celestial charts that placed the earth at the center of the universe, among a wealth of other elegant and intriguing methods for displaying information. Lima provides an authoritative history of the circle as well as a unique taxonomy of twenty-one varieties of circle diagrams, rounding out this visual feast for infographics enthusiasts. Review " It's a ravishing tour [...] Puts circular thinking in a whole new light." - Nature " The Book of Circles is a thorough taxonomy of circular infographics, but it's also a deep dive into the psychology behind the shape's enduring appeal." - WIRED " images form a compelling argument about just how ingrained the circle is in the human mind and  Lima gives some compelling explanations for it." - Fast Company " Manuel Lima has collected a huge variety of circular artworks,  infographics  and illustrations from across history." - The Guardian " A new book of illustrations celebrates the beauty and versatility of circles. [...] Lima explains why we're so attracted to this most simple of shapes." - BBC Focus Magazine About the Author A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and praised by Wired Magazine "as the man who turned data into art", Manuel Lima is the founder of, Design Lead at Google, and a regular teacher of data visualization at Parsons School of Design as well as a frequent speaker at universities and events worldwide.

Release Date: 02-05-2017

Package Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.7 x 1.1 inches

Languages: English