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The Transformer: Principles of Making Isotype Charts

Marie Neurath and Robin Kinross

Translated by Sulki Choi

The Transformer

The following blurb is from the website of the original English publisher:

The visual work of Otto Neurath and his associates, now commonly known as Isotype, has been much discussed in recent years. This short book explains its essential principles: the work of “transforming,” or putting information into visual form. This deeper level of their work – which is applicable in all areas of design – is routinely neglected in the assumption that Isotype is just a matter of symbols and pictograms. At the core of the book is a previously unpublished essay by Marie Neurath, the principle Isotype transformer, which she wrote in the last year of her life. This is supplemented by Robin Kinross with commentary on illustrated examples of Isotype and other supporting short essays.

Jointly published by Specter Press and Workroom Press, Seoul, through the Workroom Specter imprint. See the Korean description of the book here.

  • Text in Korean
  • Paperback
  • 150 x 225 mm, 136 pp
  • 2013
  • ISBN 978-89-94207-24-7
  • 15,000 KRW
  • Buy this book at:
  • Aladin

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