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Mapping it out. An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies | Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tom McCarthy | 9780500239186 | Thames & Hudson

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MAPPING IT OUT

An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies

Author:Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tom McCarthy

Publisher:Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 978-0-500-23918-6

  • Hardcover
  • English
  • 240 Pages
  • Jun 30, 2014

The book Mapping it out. An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies features over 130 leading lights from different fields artists, architects, writers and designers, geographers, mathematicians, computer pioneers, scientists who make sense of exterior and interior worlds through highly personal and imaginative maps and charts. This book reflects on the relationship between maps, literature and knowledge.

Some have translated scientific data into simplified visual language, while others have condensed vast social, political or natural forms into concise diagrams. Many have reworked existing maps to subvert their original purpose or to present an alternative view of reality. Others play with the maps commitment to truth by plotting invented worlds and charting imaginative flights of fancy. Going further, some offer entirely new kinds of map or even reject the maps claim to bear facts altogether.

In the introduction, acclaimed novelist Tom McCarthy reflects on the relationship between maps, literature and knowledge, while Hans Ulrich Obrist closes the book by considering the territory of maps from the perspective of the arts and philosophy.

The book Mapping it out. An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies features over 130 leading lights from different fields artists, architects, writers and designers, geographers, mathematicians, computer pioneers, scientists who make sense of exterior and interior worlds through highly personal and imaginative maps and charts. This book reflects on the relationship between maps, literature and knowledge.

Some have translated scientific data into simplified visual language, while others have condensed vast social, political or natural forms into concise diagrams. Many have reworked existing maps to subvert their original purpose or to present an alternative view of reality. Others play with the maps commitment to truth by plotting invented worlds and charting imaginative flights of fancy. Going further, some offer entirely new kinds of map or even reject the maps claim to bear facts altogether.

In the introduction, acclaimed novelist Tom McCarthy reflects on the relationship between maps, literature and knowledge, while Hans Ulrich Obrist closes the book by considering the territory of maps from the perspective of the arts and philosophy.

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