Alexander Ecob

Recent articles by Alexander Ecob

What the client needs

Issue 81, Autumn 2011

Feature

US designer George Tscherny talks about his 56 years working with the School of Visual Arts.

A circle that moved the earth

Issue 82, Winter 2012

Feature

Copernicus’s diagram of the planets 1543

Theatre of cartography

Issue 78, Winter 2010

Review

Judith Schalansky subtitles her Atlas of Remote Islands (Particular Books /…

Enforced focus

Issue 81, Autumn 2011

Review

Visual Editions, the company founded by Anna Gerber and Britt Iversen, has…

Taught from a new angle

Issue 82, Winter 2012

Feature

Oliver Byrne’s element of Euclid 1847

Rip and Recycle

Issue 79, Spring 2011

Review

Many regard climate change as a problem but there are precious few who conquer…

Divided along historical lines

Issue 80, Summer 2011

Review

There is a strong similarity between geography and chronology. Both are concerned…

Recent blog posts by Alexander Ecob

Taught from a new angle

5 July 2012

Oliver Byrne’s Elements of Euclid, 1847 – infodesign history in Eye 82
Euclid’s Elements has been the introductory text to geometry since it was compiled by the Greek mathematician around 300 BCE, writes Alexander Ecob in Eye 82.

A circle that moved the earth

18 June 2012

Copernicus’s diagram of the planets, 1543 – infodesign history in Eye 82
With the spread of print and Protestantism dethroning old sources of certainty, sixteenth-century Germany was ripe for revolution, writes Alexander Ecob in Eye 82.