Mapping It Out: An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies

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 mak

  • Title: Mapping It Out: An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies
  • Author: Hans Ulrich Obrist Tom McCarthy
  • ISBN: 9780500239186
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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, mathematiciansMaps 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 ideas are represented, including Yoko Ono, Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst, David Adjaye, Ed Ruscha, Alexander Kluge, and many 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.

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    1 thought on “Mapping It Out: An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies”

    1. This is a seriously strange book. A brave book. A profound book. A book of maps.And I doubt I understood it at all.But you might. You should give it a try.What for me was elusive might for you be plain. Where I was lost in many of the maps you might find your way. Where I rushed you may linger. Where I yawned you may gasp.All that being said I enjoyed this book and will definitely visit its spaces again.Once I find my way back

    2. Tom McCarthy's essay is the best thing about this book for me. He continues to astonish with his ability to connect thoughts and ideas.

    3. Cartografie alternative: mappe realizzate da artisti, scienziati e altre figure per gli scopi più diversi e raggruppate in capitoli: redrawn territories, charting human life, scientia naturalis, invented worlds, the unmappable. Libro elegantissimo per formato, carta e grafica a tema (questa davvero notevole, opera di tale Barnbrook); l'introduzione di Tom mcCarthy e la postfazione del curatore H. Obrist sono brevi testi interessanti e stimolanti.Peccato che il cuore del libro - le mappe - siano [...]

    4. Beautifully illustrated with contributions from various artists, scientists, architects, mathematicians etc mapping areas of interest to them. Thought provoking.

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