1.2. General Theory, from Semiology of Graphics

  1. Martin Dodge1,
  2. Rob Kitchin2 and
  3. Chris Perkins1
  1. Jacques Bertin

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch2

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

How to Cite

Bertin, J. (2011) General Theory, from Semiology of Graphics, in The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation (eds M. Dodge, R. Kitchin and C. Perkins), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979587.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

  2. 2

    National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis and Department of Geography, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470742839

Online ISBN: 9780470979587

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Keywords:

  • semiology of graphics - visual efficiency;
  • Bertin's Semiologie Graphique;
  • graphic representation and basic sign systems;
  • graphics, and its double function;
  • perception, relationships within image;
  • system, monosemic - meaning of each sign;
  • visual system, graphics and mathematics;
  • visual perception and three sensory variables;
  • graphic system properties;
  • three functions of graphic representation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Editors' overview

  • General theory

  • Definition of graphics

  • Analysis of the information

  • The properties of the graphic system

  • The rules of the graphic system

  • The scope of the graphic system

  • References

  • Further reading

  • See also