Urban diagrams as ‘Grand Reductions’



Exhibition in San Francisco – Grand Reductions: Ten diagrams that changed urban planning – “suggests the simple illustration’s power to encapsulate complex ideas.” You can see the ten in this post from The Atlantic Cities.

“The diagram can cut both ways: It can either be a distillation in the best sense of really taking a very complex set of issues and providing us with a very elegant communication of the solution,” Grant says. “Or it can artificially simplify something that actually needs to be complex.”

The show runs through Feb 15, 2013 at SPUR Urban Center Gallery in San Francisco.

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