Knowledge Is Beautiful

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9780062188229: Knowledge Is Beautiful

In this mind-blowing follow-up to the bestselling Information is Beautiful, the king of infographics David McCandless uses spectacular visuals to reveal unexpected insights into how the world really works.

We are living in the Information Age, in which we are constantly bombarded with data – on television, in print and online. How can we relate to this mind-numbing overload? Enter David McCandless and his amazing infographics: simple, elegant ways to understand information too complex or abstract to grasp any way but visually. In his unique signature style, he creates dazzling displays that blend facts with their connections, contexts and relationships, making information meaningful, entertaining – and beautiful.

Taking infographics to the next level, his new book Knowledge is Beautiful is an endlessly fascinating spin through the world of visualized data, which offers a deeper, more wide-ranging look at the world and its history. Covering everything from dog breeds and movie plots to the origins of life and a timeline of the far future, this stunning book is guaranteed to enrich your understanding of the world.

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This is about much more than just information… This a fascinating and thoroughly modern glimpse of world knowledge, designed in David McCandless’s inspirational and boundary-pushing signature visual style.

‘Knowledge is Beautiful’ is the incredible, captivating follow-up to the bestseller ‘Information is Beautiful’.

‘Knowledge is Beautiful’ will offer a deeper, more ranging look at the world and its history, and David McCandless will work with his army of followers to achieve an entirely democratic, global look at key issues bedded into the foundations of world knowledge – from questions and facts on history and politics to science, literature and much much more. He will design the findings in his characteristically fantastic, and surprising, visual style.

Featuring input and contributions from a range of online collaborators, this project which will push the boundaries of books and provide knowledge about our world in a way you’ve never seen before…

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PRAISE FOR INFORMATION IS BEAUTIFUL:

‘Unbelievably brilliant’ Vogue

‘(A) terrific compendium of visual information’ Shortlist

‘In this intriguing book, David McCandless presents a cavalcade of compelling and colourful graphics, each one innovative in its attempt to offer a new perspective on some of our most pervasive twenty-first century obsessions’ Time Out

‘Stunning’ The Sunday Times

‘Thought-provoking, lovingly-crafted and informative; a handsome book that anyone would be grateful to receive’ Picked as one of the best science books of the year in Arts & Books, Independent on Sunday

‘What David McCandless has done is genius… dry data is transformed into small pieces of pop art that engage so much you end up learning more, without realising it. The ideal encyclopaedia for the information age.' Red Handed

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