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Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft, Plate #47 "Development of Coal and Oil Production since 1870". This plate from Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft [Society and Economy] was printed in 1930 before Marie Neurath coined the term "Isotype". Known at the time as the…

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Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft, Plate #58-59, "Monopolistic Production in European Countries, non-European Countries, and the USSR". These two plates show how different nations dominate the markets for specific products and commodities. For example,…

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Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft, Plate #81, "Viennese Social Structure in 1700 and the Present". Literally, "Isotype" means "same type." This means that the same symbol is consistently used to refer to the same concept or object, thus minimizing…

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Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft, Plate #82, "Worldwide Employment". This plate shows the distribution of various occupations across different parts of the world. Isotype's visual representation makes it immediately obvious that in some parts of the…

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Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft, Plate #91, "Wealth Distribution in Germany". This plate uses only a few simple symbols to present several layers of economic data. It shows that a relatively small number of people—1-2% of the population—have significant…

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Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft, Plate #101, "Society and Economy — Introduction". In his Introduction to the portfolio "Society and Economy" Neurath explains some of the many principles that guided both the genesis of the project and its execution:…
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