Paper $39.00 ISBN: 9781861890214 Published April 1999 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
E-book $21.50 to $39.00 ISBN: 9781861898364 Published April 1999

Mappings

Denis Cosgrove

Mappings
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Denis Cosgrove

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320 pages
Paper $39.00 ISBN: 9781861890214 Published April 1999 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
E-book $21.50 to $39.00 ISBN: 9781861898364 Published April 1999
Mappings explores what mapping has meant in the past and how its meanings have altered. How have maps and mapping served to order and represent physical, social and imaginative worlds? How has the practice of mapping shaped modern seeing and knowing? In what ways do contemporary changes in our experience of the world alter the meanings and practice of mapping, and vice versa?

In their diverse expressions, maps and the representational processes of mapping have constructed the spaces of modernity since the early Renaissance. The map's spatial fixity, its capacity to frame, control and communicate knowledge through combining image and text, and cartography's increasing claims to scientific authority, make mapping at once an instrument and a metaphor for rational understanding of the world.

Among the topics the authors investigate are projective and imaginative mappings; mappings of terraqueous spaces; mapping and localism at the 'chorographic' scale; and mapping as personal exploration.

With essays by Jerry Brotton, Paul Carter, Michael Charlesworth, James Corner, Wystan Curnow, Christian Jacob, Luciana de Lima Martins, David Matless, Armand Mattelart, Lucia Nuti and Alessandro Scafi
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