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Uploaded on Aug 10, 2009
Join the discussion, or learn more about the themes and selected works of art related to "Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages" on view at the Met June 2 - August 23, 2009: http://blog.metmuseum.org/penandparch...
Edward Tufte, professor emeritus of political sciences, statistics, and computer science, Yale University, and the leading authority on information design, discusses how drawings from the Middle Ages exhibit "graphical excellence." Melanie Holcomb, associate curator, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, introduces the talk.