Monday, September 14, 2020

Virginia Tufte (1918–2020)

The teacher and scholar Virginia Tufte has died at the age of 101. Her 2006 book Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style (recommended many times in these pages, often in contrast to far less impressive books) is a glorious exposition of the possibilities of the sentence.

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Chris said...

I recognized her last name from her husband's books, including The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. I didn't know or had forgotten that he died in 1999.

Michael Leddy said...

That’s her son, same first name, very much alive. I’m a fan of his work too.

Chris said...

Oops! Glad to hear he's still around.