Slides by: Sheelagh Carpendale. Visual Representation from. Semiology of Graphics by J. Bertin. Slides by: Sheelagh Carpendale. Originally published in French in , Semiology of Graphics holds a significant place in the theory of information design. Founded on Jacques Bertin’s. Jacques Bertin (27 July – 3 May ) was a French cartographer and theorist, known from his book Semiologie Graphique (Semiology of Graphics).

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But I recall reading as a kid many maps encoded using this kind of approach, and liking them to bits. Siim Puskai rated it it was amazing Sep 22, Want to Read saving….

Natalia rated it it was amazing Apr 11, Interview with Jacques Bertin.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Although this book was translated in English only infrom a second-edition printEdward R.

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LI Wei rated it really liked it Jan 05, Mackinlay Michael Maltz Bruce H. The structure is used to map some of the classical visualizations, such as Charles de Fourcroy’s plot Tableau Poleometrique p. I was especially interested in the typography of graphics, and the book doesn’t seem to give this topic much attention. Jacques Bertin was born in in Maisons-Laffitte semioloyg, Yvelines.


Haig rated it really liked it Feb 23, Adela baako rated it it was amazing Apr 07, It’s a translation from French, and there were plenty of sentences that just seemed overly complicated. Some of the pictures are neat, and it does make you think about things like which dimension of graphical differentiation to use to display data, but I don’t think I’ll be using this book much for guidance.

He never had problems with drawing, and pursued interests bertib architecture, the teaching of drawing and cartography. Apr 09, Kenny rated it it was amazing Shelves: How does information need to change, depending on the level of detailed matching the question?

It turned out not to be quite what I was hoping for. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Oct 08, Gabe rated it it was ok. Dimitri rated it it was amazing Aug fo, Open Preview See a Problem?

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Janina Wildfeuer rated it it was ok Jul 07, I was interested in the book because, as a student in scientific research, I have to prepare graphical representations of my data, and I wanted a guide to understanding the principles behind constructing graphs and graphical representations.

Apparently this book is one of the classics of the subject, but I found it surprisingly confusing. Tufte and Semiollogy W.

I only skimmed this book. Narjes Ghalkaoui rated it did not like it Dec 10, Angus rated it really liked it Dec 11, It covers the fundamental principles of visualization very detailed and thoroughly.


But other than that, it’s a brilliant book that I recommend to everyone interested in graphics and visualization. Andy rated it really liked it Jan 22, Trivia About Semiology of Grap The situation remains largely the same today, in France as in other countries. Mar 14, Andy Chu rated it really liked it.

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Visualization of technical information. Pia rated it it was amazing Nov 24, What kinds of questions can the viewer ask from each type of plot?

Saartje rated it it was ok Oct 30, Retrieved 1 July Archived hraphics February at the Wayback Machine. To ask other readers questions about Semiology of Graphicsplease sign up. It’s a translation from French, and there were plenty of sentences that just see I only skimmed this book.

The fact that the title uses an uncommon, academic sounding word should be a hint that the whole book is kind of like that.

Jamie rated it really liked it Graaphics 01,