The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge
Eight hundred year history of the tree diagram, from its roots in the illuminated manuscripts of medieval monasteries to its current resurgence as an elegant means of visualization.
Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information
"Rarely does a book on such a new phenomena manage successfully to relate the history of a practice with an interest in design and contemporary aesthetic practices."
"Lima's sumptuous The Book of Trees explores the tree diagram's appeal for showing information."
The Book of Trees
Principles for Designing Charts
An introduction to Google’s new, comprehensive set of data visualization guidelines.
Why humans love pie charts
A historical perspective on our attraction for the sectioned circle pattern.