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The Resource The book of circles : visualizing spheres of knowledge, Manuel Lima

The book of circles : visualizing spheres of knowledge, Manuel Lima

Label
The book of circles : visualizing spheres of knowledge
Title
The book of circles
Title remainder
visualizing spheres of knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Manuel Lima
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Across all regions, cultures, and societies, humans have attributed to the circle ideals of unity, wholeness, infinity, enlightenment, and perfection. We have applied this natural shape to countless manmade systems through the ages, from tools, icons, and writing systems to maps, urban plans, and digital technologies. In The Book of Circles, his companion volume to the popular Book of Trees, Manuel Lima takes us on a lively tour through millenia of information design. Three hundred detailed and colorful illustrations cover an encyclopedic array of subjects, drawing fascinating parallels across time and culture. The clay tokens used by ancient Sumerians as a system of recording trade are juxtaposed with the logos of modern retailers like Target; Venn diagrams are discussed side by side with symbols of the Christian trinity, the trefoil shape of the biohazard symbol, and the Olympic rings; a diagram revealing the characteristics of 10,000 porn stars displays structural similarities to early celestial charts placing the earth at the center of the universe. Lima's introduction provides an authoritative description of the circle's symbolism and uses through history, and a preface describes his unique taxomony of the many varieties of circle diagrams, rounding out this visual feast for infographics enthusiasts"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lima, Manuel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P93.5
LC item number
.L56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Visual communication
  • Circle
  • Signs and symbols
  • DESIGN
  • ART
  • ART
  • Circle
  • Signs and symbols
  • Visual communication
  • Visuelle Kommunikation
  • Zeichen
  • Symbol
  • Kreis
Label
The book of circles : visualizing spheres of knowledge, Manuel Lima
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A taxonomy of circles -- Rings & spirals -- Wheels & pies -- Grids & graticules -- Ebbs & flows -- Shapes & boundaries -- Maps & blueprints -- Nodes & links
Control code
958780483
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781616895280
Lccn
2016027666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027090635
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)958780483
Label
The book of circles : visualizing spheres of knowledge, Manuel Lima
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A taxonomy of circles -- Rings & spirals -- Wheels & pies -- Grids & graticules -- Ebbs & flows -- Shapes & boundaries -- Maps & blueprints -- Nodes & links
Control code
958780483
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781616895280
Lccn
2016027666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027090635
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)958780483

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