The ‘Wiener Methode der Bildstatistik’

Christopher Burke, co-editor of the book Isotype: design and contexts, 1925–1971 (2013), will talk about the pictorial language developed by Otto Neurath and his colleagues. As co-founder of the Vienna Circle, Neurath had many talents but he never claimed to be an artist. Yet he was a kind of graphic designer, developing the Vienna Method of Pictorial Statistics (Isotype). He employed German artist Gerd Arntz to depict objects with powerful graphic simplicity in pictograms. Such images have entered popular graphic culture due to their ubiquity on public information signs, while their use in art develops new kinds of meaning.

Duration 14 October 2014 - 14 October 2014
Times 7pm
Cost Free
Venue Austrian Cultural Forum
Address 28 Rutland Gate London SW7 1PQ, ,
Contact 020 7225 7300 / /

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