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  1. The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography
    The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography
    The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography
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  2. The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography

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As seen in O: The Oprah Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, USA Today, Cool Hunting, and countless other media outlets, The Map as Art is available now in a paperback edition. This volume by Katharine Harmon, author of our best-selling book You Are Here, extends that book's celebration of mapmaking to the world of artists' maps.

It is little surprise that in an era of globalized politics, culture, and ecology contemporary artists are drawn to mapsto express their visions. Using paint, salt, souvenir tea towels, or their own bodies, map artists explore a world free ofgeographical constraints. In The Map as Art, Harmon collects 360 colorful, map-related artistic visions by well-known artists—such as Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel, Olafur Eliasson, William Kentridge, and Vik Muniz—and many more less-familiar artists for whom maps are the inspiration for creating art. Essays by Gayle Clemans bring an in-depth look into the artists' maps of Joyce Kozloff, Landon Mackenzie, Ingrid Calame, Guillermo Kuitca, and Maya Lin. Together, the beautiful reproductions and telling commentary make this an essential volume for anyone open to exploring new paths.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: Princeton Architectural Press
EAN
9781568989723
Edition
8.11.2010
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
1568989725
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
Princeton Architectural Press
Manufacturer
Princeton Architectural Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
256
PublicationDate
2010-09-01
Publisher
Princeton Architectural Press
Studio
Princeton Architectural Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This book is a delicious find. It undertakes nothing less than to gather into one source a wide variety of approaches to mapping the world of our imaginations. A wonderful collection with a wide range of points of view about how the world can be seen and understood. The wide range of artists, from well known to not so well recognized, each brings a unique vision to bear in the way of understanding their worlds. It's truly mind expanding in the various cosmologies and hypothetical what ifs that are represented between the covers. This book supports repeated immersion as one considers the different worlds that are conjured within. As an artist I find the contents to be wonderfully liberating while considering my own thoughts on the subject. Congratulations to Katherine Harmon on such a fine job of researching and assembling these images. Surely a labor of love as is shown to us in style and content. A great gift for the creative one in your life.
When I first heard about this book, I immediately checked out a library copy. Finally I decided to buy one for myself and do not regret my purchase.

This book is an excellent resource for artists and/or art students, especially about creative ways of mapping and/or organizing various information and meaning. The book is filled with a breadth of many contemporary artists' work related to this theme of cartography and the descriptions accompanying the images are also concise and helpful. But the images say it all.

I highly recommend this book to those that want to expand their creative imagination and explore mapping as an expanded field.
I was impressed with the pages I saw in the quick look on Amazon. Really beautiful, thought-provoking work that makes you look twice. Kind of like a sample of personal journal pages and strong artistic expression. I get something new from each piece each time I look through the book. Highly recommend this.
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