by Uta and Thilo von Debschitz
|Page Extent:||544 pages|
|Book Size:||140 x195 mm (Height x Width x Depth)|
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.