The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization: Claiming back the word "infographics"
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"Welcome to Alberto's world. Cairo has done it all in The Functional Art: theory, practice, examples. And he's done it brilliantly. It is the most comprehensive and sensible book yet on real-world information graphics; we won't need another one for a long time''If graphic designer Nigel Holmes and data visualizer Edward Tufte had a child, his name would be Alberto Cairo. In The Functional Art, accomplished graphics journalist Cairo injects the chaotic world of infographics with a mature, thoughtful, and scientifically grounded perspective that it sorely needs. With extraordinary grace and clarity, Cairo seamlessly unites infographic form and function in a design philosophy that should endure for generations.”'The Functional Art is brilliant, didactic, and entertaining. I own dozens of books on visual information, but Cairo's is already on the shortlist of five that I recommend to anybody that wishes to have a career in information graphics, along with those by Edward Tufte, Nigel Holmes, and Richard Saul Wurman. Cairo is one of those rare professionals who have been able to combine real-world experience with the academia'