The Art of War Visualized
The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs
It’s as if Sun Tzu got a 21st-century do-over.
Author and illustrator of How to Be Interesting, Jessica Hagy is a cutting-edge thinker whose language—comprising circles, arrows, and lines and the well-chosen word or two—makes her an ideal philosopher for our ever-more-visual culture. Her charts and diagrams are deceptively simple, often funny, and always thought-provoking. She knows how to communicate not only ideas but the complex process of thinking itself, complete with its twists and surprises. For The Art of War Visualized, she presents her vision in evocative ink-brush art and bold typography. The result is page after page in which each passage of the complete canonical text (in its best-known Lionel Giles translation) is visually interpreted in a singular diagram, chart, or other illustration—transforming, reenergizing, and making the classic dazzlingly accessible for a new generation of readers.
Praise For The Art of War Visualized: The Sun Tzu Classic in Charts and Graphs…
“Hagy’s book may appeal to managers in a way the original doesn’t because she’s taken what has always been considered metaphorical business wisdom and visualized it, sometimes literally, as business wisdom.” -- The Harvard Business Review
Workman Publishing Company, 9780761182382, 256pp.
Publication Date: March 10, 2015
About the Author
Jessica Hagy is known for her Webby Award–winning blog Indexed and her cartoons, which appear regularly in the New York Times. She writes widely for national publications. Ms. Hagy lives with her family in Seattle.