The meaning of Red

*How might we create data visualization systems?

This is a set of eighty-nine books with β€˜red’ in their title, categorized according to the meaning this colour implies. When juxtaposedwith other words, it lends an unusual meaning to the title of the book. This piece points towards the range of interpretations a single colour can hold.The same structure can be used for mapping meaning of other colours systems in book titles.
Source : New York Public Library Catalogue

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The concentric circles are used to mark the years in decades, the innermost being 1990s while the outermost is 2010s.

The map is divided into 6 sections according to the meaning of colour red- Colour reference, Space & Cosmology, Death, Identity, Love and Unknown.

Each book is placed on the rings according to the year it was published. Male and female writers were marked accordingly.


Data categorization according to the year of publishing

Data categorization according to the year of publishing

Data categorization according to the meaning of colour

Data categorization according to the meaning of colour

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Sketches & explorations

Sketches & explorations