Monday, October 12, 2009

Mapping it

The online daily magazine The Morning News often showcases some pretty nice art, and today's Gallery section (October 12) is no exception. They've written about a book titled The Map As Art edited by Katharine Harmon (from Princeton Architectural Press). It's all about how artists are rethinking cartography.

I especially love this piece by Matthew Cusick titled “Fiona’s Wave,” 2005. It's created by collaging maps from geography books.

And this map of Europe (complete with Italy's boot!) by Corriette Schoenaerts (“Europe,” 2005).

Check out the full gallery at The Morning News here.
Photos Princeton Architectural Press, all rights reserved.


Marla McLean, Atelierista said...

What a great post. To make it even better, I am in Italy, and just returned from boot shopping, so I am truly finding it perfecto.

Beth Tondreau said...

Great idea; looks like a great book. Love the "art" in "cartography."

Beth Tondreau said...

The excerpt from Katherine Harmon's essay is eloquent and smart, too. I'm particularly struck by the her Harmon's comment about how cartographers are selective about what they show. As with photographers, cartographers exercise judgement, edit / skew, and have a point of view.