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Fritz Kahn: Infographics Pioneer

by Uta and Thilo von Debschitz



ISBN:9783836504935
Format:Hardback
Page Extent:544 pages
Book Size:140 x195 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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Anatomy of ideas The life’s work of an infographics pioneer Fritz Kahn (1888–1968) was a German doctor, educator, popular science writer, and information graphics pioneer. Chased out of Germany by the Nazis, who banned and burned his books, Kahn emigrated to Palestine, then France, and finally the United States to continue his life’s work. In this revised Bibliotheca Universalis edition, TASCHEN celebrates Kahn as a creative genius, particularly adept at the visualization of complex scientific ideas. In such works as Man as Industrial Palace, we see how Kahn deployed vivid visual metaphors to demystify science and how his concepts have influenced generations of scientific illustrators, visual communications specialists, and infographic artists through to today. The book features more than 350 illustrations with extensive captions, three original texts by Fritz Kahn himself, a foreword by Steven Heller, and an essay about Kahn’s life and oeuvre.

About the Authors

Uta von Debschitz

Uta von Debschitz was an architect until 2002, when she became a journalist focusing on culture and health. In 2010, she curated the exhibition of Fritz Kahn’s visual work at the Berlin Museum of Medical History and is currently doing a doctorate on Kahn’s visualizations at Berlin University of the Arts.

Thilo von Debschitz

Thilo von Debschitz worked as a designer and art director in international advertising and design agencies after completing his communication design studies. In 1997, he founded the creative agency Q in Wiesbaden, which has won many awards for its print and online media projects.