Book: The Map as Art

15 Jul

In The Map as Art, (Princeton Architectural Press) Katharine Harmon collects 360 colorful, map-related artistic visions by well-known artists—such as Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel, Olafur Eliasson, Maira Kalman, William Kentridge, and Vik Muniz—and many more less-familiar artists for whom maps are the inspiration for creating art.

The book is a collection of visionary topographies and imaginary geographies charted by artists including Vik Muniz (there is a work of his at the Palazzo Forti, Verona) who re-creates the globe from pieces of junk amongst others.

I haven’t read it, but it looks like a book I would like to buy and keep. I’m going to look into this through Amazon.

check out a review on http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/the-map-as-art.php

and the national post

http://www.google.it/imgres?imgurl=http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/afterword/map.jpg&imgrefurl=http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/afterword/archive/2009/11/04/the-new-cartographers-katharine-harmon-discusses-her-new-book-the-map-as-art.aspx&usg=__j5oMAvBZIV0lZo-UQUX6pTRQMlk=&h=311&w=475&sz=45&hl=it&start=3&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=rbxJXjJQMOLnUM:&tbnh=84&tbnw=129&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthe%2Bmap%2Bas%2Bart%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dit%26rlz%3D1T4SNYK_itIT347IT347%26tbs%3Disch:1

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