The Tate Modern Museum Shop is a dangerous place, indeed. I purchased 3 books when I was there last time. One of them is the biggest I ever had (Understanding the World). I could not bring all the 3 books home safely alone. But lucky me I had help.
The first book I could not leave just there was The Information Capital. It’s full of maps and graphics of London and is clearly brilliant. It tells us when Londoners go for a run, ride the bike, what they eat, what they like. Where they go with their oysters and which Tube line has the most suicide jumpers (of course the Northerline, I use that). My favourite map shows the airport flight queues above the city.
And of course it includes the William Farr Temperature and Mortality in London graphs from 1852. (But I don’t know why they included this old piece, but I think it’s a “have to”)
After purchasing my first book at a till, I did not leave the shop immediately. And this caused two more things.
First one was the Raw Data infographic designers’ sketchbooks
But check amazon, too. Last time they had discount on it.
The biggest book