Book: Information Graphics

December 1, 2011

With a full-page depiction of the famous Fritz Kahn poster “Der Mensch als Industriepalast” (Man as Industrial Palace), the magazine of the international publishing house Taschen promotes their upcoming book Information Graphics. Edited by Sandra Rendgen and Julius Wiedemann, the book presents a historical perspective on the subject, highlighting the work of the masters of the profession who have created a number of breakthroughs that were eventually adopted as new visual ways of communication. Advice from leading professionals such as Nigel Holmes, Paolo Ciuccarelli, Richard Saul Wurman, and Simon Rodgers is also included. Following an in-depth introduction, the book presents more than 400 examples of works, each with a fact sheet and an explanation of methods and objectives. The Industriepalast by Fritz Kahn, a milestone of visual information that explains the human body, is of course part of the book, which will be available in January 2012.