Details: Arthur Lockwood. Studio Vista, London. 1969. First edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Casebound. 144pp. 220 x 280mm. Printed in black, white and red, paginated. Text in English.
About: (Introduction) "The aim of this book is to make the graphic designer more aware of diagrams, their use and design. The book has three parts, each covering different aspects of the subject: statistical diagrams, explanatory and statistical maps, explanatory diagrams. There is-a final section which briefly discusses problems of technique and includes notes on books that deal in more detail with certain aspects of the subject.
The various ways of showing statistics or providing explanatory drawings by diagram or on map are described. The best uses for and the disadvantages of each method are discussed. The text is fully supported by the illustrations and their captions. There is as wide a selection as possible with examples from many countries : the United States, Germany, France, Sweden, Japan and other countries. Diagram methods are part of the language of international communication. The diagrams come from a wide variety of sources : atlas, encyclopedia, school and university text book, scientific magazine, newspaper, advertisement, and television. It is most important to remember their origin, since this influences the method used, the amount of information given and the kind of labelling."
Very good condition: light shelf ware consistent with age. Interior clean with slight tanning to outer edges of pages. Binding tight. Dust jacket chipped with tanning to outer edges and spine. Please contact me should you have any further questions about condition.