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Pen and Parchment – The Beautiful Evidence of Medieval Drawings

Pen and Parchment – The Beautiful Evidence of Medieval Drawings

By Edward Tufte

Presentation given at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on July 19, 2009

Edward Tufte, professor emeritus of political sciences, statistics, and computer science, Yale University, and the leading authority on information design, discusses how drawings from the Middle Ages exhibit “graphical excellence.” Melanie Holcomb, associate curator, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, introduces the talk.

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