Knowledge is Beautiful
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In this mind-blowing follow-up to the bestselling Information is Beautiful, the king of infographics David McCandless uses spectacular visuals to reveal unexpected insights into how the world really works.
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We are living in the Information Age, in which we are constantly bombarded with data – on television, in print and online. How can we relate to this mind-numbing overload? Enter David McCandless and his amazing infographics: simple, elegant ways to understand information too complex or abstract to grasp any way but visually. In his unique signature style, he creates dazzling displays that blend facts with their connections, contexts and relationships, making information meaningful, entertaining – and beautiful.
Taking infographics to the next level, his new book Knowledge is Beautiful is an endlessly fascinating spin through the world of visualized data, which offers a deeper, more wide-ranging look at the world and its history. Covering everything from dog breeds and movie plots to the origins of life and a timeline of the far future, this stunning book is guaranteed to enrich your understanding of the world.
PRAISE FOR INFORMATION IS BEAUTIFUL:
‘Unbelievably brilliant’ Vogue
‘(A) terrific compendium of visual information’ Shortlist
‘In this intriguing book, David McCandless presents a cavalcade of compelling and colourful graphics, each one innovative in its attempt to offer a new perspective on some of our most pervasive twenty-first century obsessions’ Time Out
‘Stunning’ The Sunday Times
‘Thought-provoking, lovingly-crafted and informative; a handsome book that anyone would be grateful to receive’ Picked as one of the best science books of the year in Arts & Books, Independent on Sunday
‘What David McCandless has done is genius… dry data is transformed into small pieces of pop art that engage so much you end up learning more, without realising it. The ideal encyclopaedia for the information age.' Red Handed
About the author
David McCandless is an award-winning writer and journalist. His work has appeared in over 30 magazines in the UK and the US and all over the web. He has worked as creative consultant for Orange and the BBC and writes about the Internet, underground culture and ‘anything interesting’ for Wired and The Guardian.