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A trio of visual catalogs celebrates the innovative figures who pioneered modern information graphics

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Emma Willard, Temple of Time. Courtesy Information Graphic Visionaries and David Rumsey Map Collection

A new book set honors the lives and legacies of three people who have fundamentally changed the way we communicate and organize data to this day. Information graphic visionaries is a catalog trio dedicated to educators and entrepreneurs Emma Willard, Statistician and founder of modern nursing Florence Nightingaleand scientists Etienne-Jules Mareywho brought insight and clarity to all of the modern world by conveying complex information in a visually compelling and compelling way. Edited by RJ Andrews from Info We trust with the artistic direction of Lorenzo FantonThe series reveals these previously overlooked stories through newly discovered graphics and outstanding work, coupled with contextual essays and annotations.

Through a combination of atlases, wall hangings and textbook woodcut graphics Emma Willard: Maps of History examines how Willard invented new concepts of time and ultimately defined chronology in the United States. Florence Nightingale: Mortality and Health Charts contains the compelling drafts of the nurses that ultimately sparked important reforms in the UK healthcare system. And the volume Étienne-Jules Marey is the first English translation of the French scientist’s seminal text on data visualization. The graphic method, La Méthode Graphiquewhich was first published in 1885.

After launch on May 11th Information graphic visionaries is already approaching its goal Kickstarter, but you still have time to support the project.

Emma Willard, 1620 map detail. Courtesy of Information Graphic Visionaries and David Rumsey Map Collection

Emma Willard, perspective sketch. Courtesy Information Graphic Visionaries and David Rumsey Map Collection

Florence Nightingale, Cholera Chart by William Farr. Courtesy Information Graphic Visionaries and the Wellcome Collection

Florence Nightingale, Mortality in the Hospitals. Courtesy Information Graphic Visionaries and the Wellcome Collection

#books
#Data
#Healthcare
#infographics
#maps
#Time

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