The Map as Art

The Map as Art

Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography

Book - 2009
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As seen inO: The Oprah Magazine, theNew 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 bookYou 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. InThe 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 anessential volume for anyone open to exploring new paths.
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781568989723
Branch Call Number: 709.04 HAR 2009
Characteristics: 255 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 x 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Clemans, Gayle 1968-


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Dec 30, 2014

Definitely a good choice as a companion to _Strange Maps_.

Jan 27, 2013

Interesting and entertaining concept for art. The book as many fascinating examples of artists using a map in some way related to thier art. The book is better than the exhibit at the Kemper Museum of Art (winter/spring 2013) although the exhibit is still worth visiting.
The pictures in here really opened up my kids to the idea that art can take on many forms and everyone can have a favorite and an opinion.

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