Mapping it out : an alternative atlas of contemporary cartographies /

Maps have always been at the heart of human knowledge. Whether they chart a newly discovered land or lay out a complicated process, maps serve to improve our understanding of what surrounds us. Maps make the complex simple, and reveal the complexity behind the apparently simple. Mapping It Out invit...

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Imprint:London : Thames & Hudson, 2014.
©2014
Description:239 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 21 x 28 cm
Language:English
Subject:Maps in art.
Map projection in art.
Cartography.
Information visualization.
Cartography.
Information visualization.
Map projection in art.
Maps in art.
Format: Map Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10042572
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Other authors / contributors:Obrist, Hans-Ulrich, editor.
McCarthy, Tom, 1969 May 22- writer of supplementary textual content.
ISBN:9780500239186
0500239185
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Summary:Maps have always been at the heart of human knowledge. Whether they chart a newly discovered land or lay out a complicated process, maps serve to improve our understanding of what surrounds us. Maps make the complex simple, and reveal the complexity behind the apparently simple. Mapping It Out invites artists, architects, writers, and designers, geographers, mathematicians, computer pioneers, scientists, and others from a host of fields to create a personal map of their own, in whatever form and showing whatever terrain they choose, whether real-world or imaginary. Over 130 contributors are represented, including Yoko Ono, Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst, David Adjaye, Ed Ruscha, Alexander Kluge, and many more. Some contributors have translated scientific data into simplified visual language, while others have condensed vast social, political, or natural forms into concise diagrams. There are reworked existing maps, alternate views of reality, charted imaginary flights of fancy, and the occasional rejection of a traditional map altogether.