Mendeleev's recognition of the periodicity of atomic trends was a milestone of human understanding, the detection of a pattern in what had appeared to be chaotic data. I think the significance and sheer beauty of these patterns is lost on many people (layfolk and students alike). I am wondering whether anyone knows of a coffee-table book or some other collection of images that evoke the predicted nature of atomic properties such as atomic radius, ionization energy, melting point, etc. Sure, the information is available via interactive software, but I'm looking for something more aesthetic... if it exists yet.
Particularly, my search is provoked by this striking arrangement of oxidation state information. Were it to be cleaned up a bit, it would make a beautiful poster.