Infographic nerds: Put away your iPad and prepare to slobber all over your desk. Edward Tufte is auctioning off rare books from his private library.
Tufte, for people who don’t worship at the altar of the Y-axis, is the high priest of modern information design -- the man behind texts like Envisioning Information and Beautiful Evidence and a resolute PowerPoint hater. His library is a polymath’s trove (and, more to the point, a peek inside his incredible mind). It has first-edition Galileos, esoteric Russian space charts, and stunning Picasso etchings.
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