The Book of Trees

Book ID:
8126
Title:
The Book of Trees
Subtitle:
Visualizing Branches of Knowledge
Author:
'Lima, Manuel'
ISBN number:
978-1-61689-218-0
Publisher name:
Princeton Architectural Press
Edition number:
First
Book type:
Hardcover
First edition date:
2014
Pages:
208
Dewey decimal number:
306.4 LIM
Dust jacket:
No
Language:
English
Photographs:
No
Illustrations:
Yes
Bibliography:
No
Notes:

The Book of Trees - Visualizing Branches of Knowledge by Manuel Lima

The tree is a universal human symbol that transcends time and culture as a compelling metaphor for organizing knowledge. The Book of Trees, Manuel Lima's follow-up volume to his critically acclaimed Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information, explores more than eight hundred years of the tree diagram -- from its roots in antiquity through the illuminated manuscripts of European cloisters to its current resurgence as an elegant and functional structure for representing complex information.

Contents:

Foreword by Ben Shneiderman

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Timeline of Significant Characters

  1. Figurative Trees
  2. Vertical Trees
  3. Horizontal Trees
  4. Multidirectional Trees
  5. Radial Trees
  6. Hyperbolic Trees
  7. Rectangular Treemaps
  8. Voronoi Treemaps
  9. Circular Treemaps
  10. Sunburts
  11. Icicle Trees