I can’t remember when I ordered this book, but I started reading it yesterday and so far it’s been an interesting read! Here’s a quote on maps that I think can be perfectly used in connection to the visual in general:
Yet education in the use of maps and diagrams is spotty and limited, and many otherwise educated people are graphically and cartographically illiterate. Maps, like numbers, are often arcane images accorded undue respect and credibility.
Mark Monmonier (1996) How to Lie with Maps