Neurath, Arntz, and ISOTYPE: the legacy in art, design, and statistics

@article{Jansen2009NeurathAA,
  title={Neurath, Arntz, and ISOTYPE: the legacy in art, design, and statistics},
  author={W. Jansen},
  journal={European Sociological Review},
  year={2009}
}
  • W. Jansen
  • Published 2009
  • History, Economics
  • European Sociological Review
In the fi rst decades of the twentieth century, Otto Neurath and Gerd Arntz invented the ‘ Vienna Method of Pictorial Statistics ’ (Wiener Bildstatistik). The method was renamed in the late 1930s as ISOTYPE ― ‘ I(nternational) S(ystem) O(f) TY(pographic) P(icture) E(ducation) ’ ― and was used in the 1940s and 50s in the Netherlands, Great Britain, Greece, the USA and the USSR. In this article, we explain the origins and basics of the Vienna Method/ISOTYPE, stressing Neurath’s aim of clarifying… Expand

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