Required Reading

Drucker, Johanna. Graphesis: Visual Forms of Knowledge Production. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014.

Recommended Reading

Tufte, Edward. Envisioning Information. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press, 1990.

Bringhurst, Robert. The Elements of Typographic Style (v4). Hartley & Marks, 2002.

A Layered Grammar of Graphics, Hadley Wickham, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Volume 19, Number 1, Pages 3–28:

Graphical Perception: Theory, Experimentation, and Application to the Development of Graphical Methods. William S. Cleveland; Robert McGill. Available here:

Some Graphic and Semigraphic Displays, John Tukey, Statistical Papers in Honor of George W. Snedecor, pp. 293-316 (1972). Available here:

Lev Manovich: Software Takes Command (excerpt)

Ben Fry's Media Lab thesis: Computational Information Design:

Reas, C., McWilliams C., LUST. Form and Code: In Design, Art, and Architecture. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010.

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