The Book of Trees : Visualizing Branches of Knowledge Hardback
by Manuel Lima
Trees are in nature but also in our minds. Their shape have influenced how we communicate via diagrams, link ideas together and illustrate deeper human thoughts in art throughout history.
Trees have been a recurrent metaphor for mapping information in numerous scientific domains, such as biology, genetics, sociology and linguistics and information visualisation is a growing area of interest amongst a variety of business practices.
This book will expose our long-lasting obsession with trees, as metaphors for organising and representing hierarchical information, and provide a broad visual framework for the various types of executions, many dating back hundreds of years.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
- Publication Date: 01/05/2014
- Category: Theory of art
- ISBN: 9781616892180
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Review by vpfluke
This is a beautifully illustrated book showing how visualizing knowledge as dendrite structures can lead to further understanding of the world we live in. The author, Manuel Lima, illustrates how the real and symbolic interfold in mathematical structures. We have to come a greater ability to represent the geometry of life through the use of the computer.