Neurath, Otto (1882-1945) -De moderne mensch onstaat. Een reportage van vreugde en vrees (1940) [N.V. Noord-Hollandsche Uitgevers Maatschappij; Amsterdam;p.159] (English/American version in 1939 "Modern man in the making")
"Is it possible to represent with one single picture essential changes in the ways of life of modern man - in other words, by elements that did not only change his technical equipment, but also his hopes and fears?" () Modern man lives longer than his predecessors. [p.13]
"World empires: each figure represents a population of 10 million souls." [p.24]
tBritish expansion: red = now British; red circumfence line = former British; blue = United States of America. [p.41]
"Urbanisation, birth and death: each figure represents 10% of the population. red in towns of a 100.000 and more. Each green sign represents 5 births on a 1000 souls. Each black sign 5 death on a 1000 souls." [p.45]
"Birth statistics in a Central European town: each figure represents 1 birth on a 100 souls." [p.46]
"Age groups in England and Wales: man (left), women (right): each figure represents 100.000 humans. [p.58]
"Silhouets: (Vereenigde Staten = USA); red = average age of female population, each block is 5 years; black = suicides, each block is 25 on a million inhabitants; green = literacy, each block is 10%; blue = radios, each block is 1 on a 100 inhabitants." [p.61]
tEconomic scheme: -usage of natural resources; -semi manufactured articles; -finished manufactured articles; -distribution and services; each figure represents 500 inhabitants: youth; people who work inside the economic scheme; housewives, students, etc; -older people. [p.65]
"... urbanisation as measure of modernity. Population: each figure is 10 million souls; red in towns of 100.000 and more." [p.69]
"Schematic representation of war economy: coal, oil, iron, copper, cotton, wheat and rice; each picture represents 10% of world production." [p.85]
"Wars of old Rome and Greece from 400 - 200 B.C.: (stammen = tribes; Nabije Oosten = Near East). Top: each line represents 5 years of war () Bottom: idem A.C." [p.88]
"Radio, telephone, car: United States and Canada; Europe; Soviet Union; Latin America; Southern Regions; Far East; each picture represents 1 million radios, telephones or cars." [p.108]
Areas within fifty miles of a railway system. [p.109]
Children with uncles and aunts; the child without uncles. [p.113]
Work, free time, sleep: -before; -now; subdivision of the 24 hours of a day: red = work; blue = free time; black = sleep.
Top: "Travel distances in the Roman empire; each distance unity represents 1 travel day, red over land, blue by sea". Bottom: "Travel distances now-a-days: idem. [p.124]
"Infant mortality, tubercolose, accidents: each square represents 5 death pro year on a 1000 inhabitans; first infant mortalit, second and third above the age of 1 year, black external causes, double cross tubercolosis, blank frame other causes." p.125