Understanding the World. The Atlas of Infographics

Julius Wiedemann, Sandra Rendgen, TASCHEN

Format: Book

Publisher: Taschen GmbH

Due to be published: 17th May '21

Pre-order - This book title is not yet published, due 17th May '21

£40.00

With more than 40 new pieces this updated edition features around 260 infographics to help us understand our world, in a compact, reader-friendly format, including seven fold-out spreads. Spanning the present state, and historical shaping, of society, technology, and the environment, this visual atlas is a showcase of outstanding data design.

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Description

Dazzling in scale, diversity and detail, the world never ceases to open our eyes and captivate our curiosity. Ever since the earliest cave paintings, humans have looked at this Earth that is our home and endeavored to understand it.This expansive visual atlas presents exciting, creative and inspiring ways of explaining the world in information graphics. Divided into five chapters, the book covers the environment, technology, economics, society, and culture to reveal some of the Earth’s greatest intricacies in accessible visual form. With more than 40 new pieces this updated edition features around 260 infographics in a compact, reader-friendly format, including seven fold-out spreads. The collection focuses on the 21st century, but also includes historical masterpieces to put our current situation into perspective.Nigel Holmes introduces the book with an infographic of his own, while Sandra Rendgen provides an illustrated historical essay to explore how we have studied and interpreted our world over the centuries. With graphics drawn from such sources as Fortune, National Geographic, and The Guardian, this is not only a showcase of outstanding data design, but also a fascinating digest of where and how we live.

Additional information

Weight 2.681 kg
Dimensions 210 × 315 mm
Page Count 456