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Issue 2.1

Energy Accounts: Architecture Representations of Energy, Climate and the Future

Intrigued by the title of this engaging compilation of essays, a reader interested in the built environment, energy, and graphics might expect a series of riffs on visual representation championed in Edward Tufte’s The Visual Display of Quantitative Information and succeeding manuscripts. Indeed, the forward by Michael Mann, noted Penn State meteorologist and author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, vividly describes the discipline-spanning impact of his celebrated graph of the abrupt and recent increase in atmospheric temperature (the blade of the hockey stick) relative to the past millennium (the shaft, viewed horizontally)…