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"A rigorously researched, beautifully designed, thoughtfully curated anthology of the world's most compelling work at the intersection of two relatively nascent yet increasingly powerful techno-cultural phenomena, network science and information visualization.... A powerful tool in your visual literacy arsenal for navigating the Information Age. From the Bible to Wikipedia edits to the human genome, the gorgeous and thought-provoking visualizations in the book will make you look at the world in a whole new way, and the insightful essays accompanying them will vastly expand your understanding of the trends and technologies shaping our ever-evolving relationship with information." -- Brain Pickings
"Visual Complexity is a showcase for the intersection of art, design and science... Some of the examples are indeed silly. Some are profound. Many are decidedly beautiful. And all are fascinating, given the infinite kinds of data that can be visualized." --New York Times Book Review
"Manuel Lima, the New York-based founder of visualcomplexity.com, works at the forefront of network science and information visualization. Appropriately, his book Visual Complexity cuts through digital clutter, using colorful examples to illustrate these fields." --Surface magazine
"Intellectually ambitious... the author engages this heady material with a surprisingly sharp and lucid eye." --Metropolis
"Incredibly ambitious, deeply researched, and beautifully illustrated." --frieze
"From genealogical patterns in medieval tapestries to the math behind fractals, Lima, a senior UX design lead for Bing, shows how designers turn complex patterns into compelling artwork." --Wired
"Artistic analysis... tremendous potential for shaping how we understand our world... if you are the type who obsesses on Google Analytics or just feel the need to nerd out for a bit, pick up a copy." --Cool Hunting
Manuel Lima is the founder of VisualComplexity.com and a Senior UX Design Lead at Microsoft. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was nominated by Creativity magazine as "one of the 50 most creative and influential minds of 2009".
Manuel Lima is a leading voice on information visualization and a frequent speaker in conferences and schools around the world, including TED, Lift, OFFF, Reboot, VizThink, IxDA Interaction, Royal College of Art, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, ENSAD Paris, University of Amsterdam, MediaLab Prado Madrid.
great it has started me into thinking in parallel directions with my work.Published 8 months ago by john witcombe
Fantastic! i bought this book after the trees of Knowlege book and it is a great work, scientifically and above all from the point of view of art and esthetics. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Elizabeth
An excellent discourse on the new graphical information the web makes available to, and from, us all. One of the most beautiful books I own. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Susan Eder
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At first glance, "Visual Complexity" by Manuel Lima looks like just another collection of pretty data visualisations. Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by Jan Stette
This book arrives on a flood of data- perhaps 'blivet' might better describe the approach (see the urban dictionary)- and very nowy web 2. Read morePublished on March 15, 2013 by Ayachima
great book, i like it ...... if your an architecture student you must have this book..... cheap for hard copy book.Published on March 9, 2013 by Feeras
I am a student of GSAPP at Columbia University. I took a course taught by Professor Laura Kurgen and the studio she taught was Data Visualization. Read morePublished on February 13, 2013 by Tim C. (GSAPP Columbia University)