Understanding the World: Taschen’s new infographics almanac
Taschen is publishing a new book with some of the best infographics from around the world, and we’re chuffed that two of our DG classics are part of it.
Sandra Rendgen and Julius Wiedemann, the authors of ‘Information Graphics‘, have put their heads together again to create ‘Understanding the world: The atlas of infographics‘.
The hefty book (not a great Tube read at nearly four kilos) is a visual atlas of the planet, featuring more than 280 graphics that explain how the world works, from a 19th century ‘bar chart’ of Earth’s highest mountains, to our 2011 analysis of what makes a Booker Prize-winning novel.
‘Understanding the world’ is fascinating to flick through and, with its lovely production values, would look good on any coffee table. Its pages mostly relate to the 21st century, though some of the most interesting images illustrate how numbers were converted into visuals in earlier times, such as an 1850 depiction of the world’s principal buildings.
The book is available for pre-order here.
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