Visual explanations by Edward Tufte

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If you’re a designer or artist you should definitely buy this book. My favorite section is the history of music part. I love this organic graph that swiftly explains the single source of music that inspired and diversified into so many branches.

Starting in early 1940′s and 50′s, we needed this rock music that originated from African beats to be re-appropriated into the great musicians like Elvis Presley who were white. The audience, white, was not ready to hear rock music performed by blacks until Michael Jackson came along.

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Book available here….
Had it for years! Amazing and inspiring.