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The Map as Art : Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography - Katharine Harmon

The Map as Art

Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography

Paperback Published: 31st October 2010
ISBN: 9781568989723
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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 maps to express their visions. Using paint, salt, souvenir tea towels, or their own bodies, map artists explore a world free of geographical 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.


an inspiring resource


A great resource for visual arts teachers, this book is full of inspirational artworks in a variety of 2D, 3D and 4D media. The copy is well written. Political, social, emotional, religious and cultural landscapes are all explored, and provide the reader with an exciting range of possibilities on mapping our world.



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ISBN: 9781568989723
ISBN-10: 1568989725
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 31st October 2010
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.6 x 21.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 1.13