Graphic Presentation by Willard Cope Brinton: Data visualization in the late 30s

by Pablo Sáenz de Tejada

Through this tweet from Alberto Cairo I discover the book Graphic Presentation, published in 1939 by Willard Cope Brinton, consider as one of the pioneers in information and data visualization and that it´s available in The Internet Archive for free and in different formats.


A more than recommended book to anyone interested in data visualization. It´s curious to see how more than 70 years ago some people started to worry about information visualization and wrote about techniques that we consider best practices today. Highly recommended.


Pablo Sáenz de Tejada

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