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The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography by Maps can be simple tools, comfortable in their familiar form. Or they can lead to different destinations: places turned upside down or inside out, territories riddled with marks understood only by their maker, realms connected more to the interior mind than to the exterior world. These are the places of artists' maps, that happy combination of information and illusion that flourishes in basement studios and downtown galleries alike. It is little surprise that, in an era of globalized politics, culture, and ecology, contemporary artists are drawn to maps to express their visions.
Call Number: Main Lvl N8222.M375 H37 2009
Publication Date: 2009-09-23
Mapping It Out: An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies by Maps have always been at the heart of human knowledge. Whether they chart a newly discovered land or lay out a complicated process, maps serve to improve our understanding of what surrounds us. Maps make the complex simple, and reveal the complexity behind the apparently simple. Mapping It Out invites artists, architects, writers, and designers, geographers, mathematicians, computer pioneers, scientists, and others from a host of fields to create a personal map of their own, in whatever form and showing whatever terrain they choose, whether real-world or imaginary. Over 130 contributors’ ideas are represented, including Yoko Ono, Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst, David Adjaye, Ed Ruscha, Alexander Kluge, and many more.
Call Number: Lower Lvl N8222.M375 M374 2014
Publication Date: 2014-06-30
Joyce Kozloff: Co+Ordinates by Joyce Kozloff: Co-Ordinates considers the New York-based artist's paintings and works on paper--which employ the formal structure and conventions of cartography to examine issues of power, gender and global politics--from the late 1990s to the present. This is the first book to consider Kozloff's work since the late 1990s within the broader context of her career and the history of map-related art.
Call Number: Main Lvl N6537.K657 A4 2008
Publication Date: 2009-03-01
MAPS by In the early 1990s, graphic designer Paula Scher began painting maps of the world as she sees it. The larger her canvases grew, the more expressionistic her geographical visions became. Displaying a powerful command of image and type, Scher brilliantly transformed the surface area of our world. Paintings as tall as twelve feet depict continents, countries, and cities swirling in torrents of information and undulating with colorful layers of hand-painted boundary lines, place-names, and provocative cultural commentary.
Call Number: Main Lvl ND237.S4216 A4 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-19
Experimental Geography: Radical Approaches to Landscape, Cartography, and Urbanism by In two directions: geography as art, art as geography / Nato Thompson -- Experimental geography: from cultural production to the production of space / Trevor Paglen -- Rich in reference: thoughts on land art's infrastructural legacy / Jeffrey Kastner -- Landscape is a metaphor / text by Matthew Coolidge ; artists : The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Francis Alÿs, Ilana Halperin, Raqs Media Collective, Julia Meltzer and David Thorne -- Research and development / text by Iain Kerr ; artists : Spurse, Multiplicity and Trevor Paglen -- We are the city / text by Damon Rich ; artists : CUP, kanarinka, Alex Villar, Deborah Stratman, e-Xplo, and Yin Xiuzhen -- Cartography / text by Lize Mogel ; artists : Lize Mogel, Ellen Rothenberg, AREA Chicago, and Daniel Tucker.
Call Number: Main Lvl N8217.G437 T46 2008
Publication Date: 2009-01-13
Map Art Lab by This fun and creative book features 52 map-related activities set into weekly exercises, beginning with legends and lines, moving through types and styles, and then creating personalized maps that allow you to journey to new worlds. Authors Jill K. Berry and Linden McNeilly guide readers through useful concepts while exploring colorful, eye-catching graphics. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on creative experiences. Map Art Lab is the perfect book for map lovers, creative/DIY-inspired, designers.
Publication Date: 2014-05-01
Berlin - Time Out by No European city in recent times has changed as much as Berlin. In the process of transforming itself from divided geopolitical anomaly into modern mainstream capital, Berlin has undergone a major overhaul at every level. Time Out Shortlist Berlin is the complete reference for anyone visiting the city, regardless of the duration. The guide divides central Berlin into seven areas, each of which contain listing for sights and museums, eating and drinking, shopping, nightlife, and the arts. There are also overall picks for favorites in several categories spanning the city. Suggested day-trip itineraries, as well as essentials including transport information and hotel, are also included.
Call Number: DD859.T56 B47 2009
Publication Date: 2010-03-23
Beyroutes: A Guide To Beirut Beyroutes a guidebook to Beirut, one of the grand capitals of the Middle East. Beyroutes presents an exploded view of a city which lives so many double lives and figures in so many truths, myths and historical falsifications. Visiting the city with this intimate book as your guide makes you feel disoriented, appreciative and perhaps eventually reconciliatory. This guide is an initiative by Studio Beirut and contains many photos in colour and illustrations by, amongst others,
Call Number: Lower Lvl DS89.B4 B49 2009
Publication Date: 2009
The Cheap Bastard's Guide to New York City by New York City is full of free and ridiculously inexpensive stuff—you just need to know where to look. Leave it to “The Cheap Bastard” to uncover all the ins and outs and exclusive bargains to be had, and to tell you the real deal with wit and humor.
Call Number: Lower Lvl F128.18. G69 2014
Publication Date: 2014-10-16
Discovering Vintage Boston by Discovering Vintage Boston takes you back in time to all of the timeless classic spots each city has to offer. The books spotlight the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way from classic restaurants to shops to other establishments that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of the city. They’re all still around—but they won’t be around forever.
Call Number: Lower Lvl F73.18 O45 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-20
London: Eyes Open by DEO, the design and innovation firm, shifts the attention of the traveler and everyday observer from mere sightseeing toward looking—really looking—at their surroundings. City by city, each book reveals authentic discoveries at every turn. Culled from the experiences and observations of IDEO's designers, cultural anthropologists, and architects, this volume delves into the social, architectural, and epicurean scenes of London. Insightful, easy-to-use, packed with photographs, and presented in a convenient on-the-go format, IDEO Eyes Open rekindles curiosity and invites visitors—and residents—to see these cities with fresh eyes.
Call Number: Lower Lvl DA684.25 .D87 2008
Publication Date: 2008-03-05
Miami - Insiders' Guide by A first edition, Insiders' Guide to Miami is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to Florida's top tropical destination. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Miami and its surrounding environs.
Call Number: Lower Lvl F317.M53 B72 2011
Publication Date: 2011-08-16
Mokum: A Guide To Amsterdam This alter-guide to Amsterdam will explore the city limits of freedom in this anxious European capital. How liberal is the city? And how have the highly contested and conquered rights for women, homosexuals, housing, free speech, expression and sexual freedom been shaped by the current political climate? Are they all still vivid and tangible in the city today? The guide provokes the user to explore, reinstate, question and analyze Amsterdams liberties in their broadest sense. It contains maps, tours, stories, prose, essays and photos.
Call Number: Lower Lvl DJ411.A53 M65 2011
Publication Date: Lower Lvl DJ411.A53 M65 2011
Nature Watch Austin: Guide to the Seasons in an Urban Wildland by In Nature Watch Austin, avid amateur naturalists Lynne and Jim Weber provide an introduction and guide to some of the natural events that define the seasons in the city of Austin and its surrounding areas. No matter how clogged with traffic and entombed in concrete, even large cities harbor wildlife and support a community of plants, either in tucked-away places both familiar and unexpected, or in parks and preserves dedicated to city dwellers in search of open space. Learning the annual rhythms of “urban wildland” encourages everyone to be in tune with nature and welcome the opportunities to enjoy it, year after year.
Publication Date: 2011-10-01
Not for Tourists Guide to Brooklyn 2017 by The Not For Tourists Guide to Brooklyn is a map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood approach to New York’s most dynamic borough. The Brooklyn guide covers 16 neighborhoods, with information on services and entertainment venues: everything from restaurants, movie theaters, bagel shops, and bars to landmarks, art galleries, transportation, and parks.
Call Number: Lower Lvl F129 B7.N6 2017
Publication Date: 2016-10-18
Rome: Oxford Archaeological Guide by Capital and showcase of the Roman Empire and the center of Christian Europe, the city of Rome is the largest archaeological site in the world. In the new Second Edition of her popular handbook, Amanda Claridge again presents an indispensable guide to all significant monuments in Rome dating from 800 BC to 600 AD, including such breathtaking structures as the Capitoline Hill, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Mausoleums of Augustus and Hadrian, the Circus Maximus, and the Catacombs. Featuring over 220 high-quality maps, site plans, diagrams, and photographs, the edition is divided into fourteen main areas, with star ratings to help you plan your visit in advance.
Call Number: Lower Lvl DG62 .C53 2010
Publication Date: 2010-09-30
50 Years of Recuperation of the Situationist International by From antiglobalist activists and corporate adbusters to online hackers and guerilla street artists, the influence of the Situationist International (SI) is writ large across our contemporary cultural landscape. Formed in 1957 as a merger of four European avant-garde groups with backgrounds in Marxism and Lettrism, the SI would over the next decade introduce many key intellectual and artistic concepts to us, including the society of the spectacle, pyschogeography, unitary urbanism, and at least one major work of critical and utopian architecture in Constant's New Babylon: City for Another Life. In 50 Years of Recuperation McKenzie Wark, the critically acclaimed author of A Hacker Manifesto,explores how our contemporary understanding of art, politics, and even reality itself has been shaped by these original culture jammers.
Call Number: Main Lvl NX456.5.I58 W37 2008
Publication Date: 2008-07-04
Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century by This is a secret history of modern times, told by way of what conventional history tries to exclude. Lipstick Traces tells a story as disruptive and compelling as the century itself.
Call Number: Lower Lvl CB428 .M356 1990
Publication Date: 1990-09-01
On the Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time: the Situationist International, 1957-1972 by These photographs, essays, drawings, and original texts document the rich agit-art legacy of the Situationist International, a group of European artists and writers who emerged from such avant-garde movements as COBRA, Lettrisme, and the Imaginary Bauhaus and from the breakup of surrealism to launch a strategy of art as cultural critique. The SI's attempt to transform everyday life through paintings, films, manifestos, posters, pamphlets, maquettes, acts, and agitations culminated in the 1968 student uprising in Paris and shifted the focus of the situationist platform from aesthetic concerns to political instigation.
Call Number: Main Lvl NX542 .O5 1991
Publication Date: 1989-10-20
Situationist International Anthology by The essential source book for anyone wanting to pursue the SI. A vast compendium of writings from all their major works, books, journals, leaflets etc. All the stars are here, and much more. Much of this has been translated into English for the first time.
Call Number: Lower Lvl HN380.Z9 R374 1981
Publication Date: 1981-12-01
Walkscapes: el Andar Como Práctica Estética by Walkscapes deals with strolling as an architecture of landscape. Walking as an autonomous form of art, a primary act in the symbolic transformation of the territory, an aesthetic instrument of knowledge and a physical transformation of the 'negotiated' space, which is converted into an urban intervention. From primitive nomadism to Dada and Surrealism, from the Lettrist to the Situationist International, and from Minimalism to Land Art, this book narrates the perception of landscape through a history of the traversed city
Call Number: Main Lvl NA2500 .C37 2002
Atlas Major by The finest and most comprehensive baroque atlas was Johann Blaeu's exceptional Atlas Major, completed in 1662. The original 11-volume Latin edition, containing 593 maps, put Blaeu ahead of his staunch competitor, mapmaker Johannes Janssonius, whose rivalry inspired Blaeu to produce a grandiose edition of the largest and most complete atlas to date. Covering Arctica, Europe, Africa, Asia, and America, Blaeu's Atlas Major was a remarkable achievement and remains to this day one of history's finest examples of mapmaking. This reprint is made from the National Library of Vienna's complete, colored, gold-heightened copy.
Call Number: Oversize - Upper Lvl G1015 .B4825 2005
Publication Date: 2005-07-01
Another America: Native American Maps and the History of Our Land by Opening a window for modern readers to see how the original inhabitants viewed the American continent more than three hundred years ago, this unique and valuable reference combines rare maps made by Native Americans with essays on their historical and cultural context.
Call Number: Lower Lvl E59.C25 W37 1997
Publication Date: 1997-03-01
Shepherd's Historical Atlas by The ninth edition of this landmark work is available in print at Crossett. There is also a digitized edition from the UT Austin
Call Number: Lower Lvl G1030 .S4 1973
Publication Date: 1973
Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010 by Four hundred years ago, indigenous peoples occupied the vast region that today encompasses Korea, Manchuria, the Mongolian Plateau, and Eastern Siberia. Over time, these populations struggled to maintain autonomy as Russia, China, and Japan sought hegemony over the region. Especially from the turn of the twentieth century onward, indigenous peoples pursued self-determination in a number of ways, and new states, many of them now largely forgotten, rose and fell as great power imperialism, indigenous nationalism, and modern ideologies competed for dominance. This atlas tracks the political configuration of Northeast Asia in ten-year segments from 1590 to 1890, in five-year segments from 1890 to 1960, and in ten-year segments from 1960 to 2010, delineating the distinct history and importance of the region.
Publication Date: 2014-09-02
The Routledge Atlas of African American History by From the 16th century African slave trade to the 20th century struggle for equality, The Routledge Atlas of African American History examines the geographical and historical context of the African American Experience. Focusing on issues and events that resonate to this day, topics include: slave revolts, black patriots, slave communities, the Civil War, African Americans in the armed services, the spread of Jim Crow, the Negro Baseball League, the Civil Rights Movement, the Voting Rights Act, the Harlem Renaissance, the expansion of the black middle class, and much more.
Call Number: Lower Lvl E185 .E125 2000
Publication Date: 2000-06-13
The Mapping of New Spain: : Indigenous Cartography and the Maps of the Relaciones Geograficas by To learn about its territories in the New World, Spain commissioned a survey of Spanish officials in Mexico between 1578 and 1584, asking for local maps as well as descriptions of local resources, history, and geography. In The Mapping of New Spain, Barbara Mundy illuminates both the Amerindian (Aztec, Mixtec, and Zapotec) and the Spanish traditions represented in these maps and traces the reshaping of indigene world views in the wake of colonization.
Call Number: Lower Lvl GA481 .M86 1996
Publication Date: 2000-12-01
Cartography in the Traditional East and Southeast Asian Societies by The cartographic traditions of China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Tibet, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, and the Philippines, presenting significant new research and interpretation of archaeological, literary, and graphic sources. Richly illustrated with forty color plates and over five hundred black and white illustrations, the book includes a number of rare and elaborate maps, many previously unpublished.
Call Number: Lower Lvl GA201 .H53 1994 v. 1 & 2
Publication Date: 1995-02-07
100 Maps: The Science, Art and Politics of Cartography Throughout History by Escape maps, military maps, cartographic breakthroughs, and follies and forgeries: these 100 maps, organized chronologically, are the most important, dramatic, and breathtakingly beautiful ever created. They show not only the art and science of the form, but also its power. Some had devastating consequences, such the 1885 map of Africa that carved up the continent to Europeans desires. But others are simply exquisite to look at or mysterious, like the Aborginal "Dreamtime" painting and the Siberian rock maps.
Call Number: Lower Lvl GA201 .O54 2005
Publication Date: 2005-10-01
The World Through Maps: : A History of Cartography by
Call Number: Lower Lvl GA201 .S46 2003
Publication Date: 2003-10-04
The history of mapping from prehistoric times to the present. This book explores how maps were developed and why they reveal as much about the people who created them as they reveal about the world. Throughout the ages, maps have reflected religious beliefs, disseminated propaganda, expressed cultural attitudes, and promoted new theories.
The Image of the World: 20 Centuries of World Maps by A variety of maps from the last two thousand years are reproduced here. These maps include Bishop Isidore of Seville’s first-century design for a circular world map, the elaborately decorated manuscript maps of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and scientific maps of worlds that are still being explored, such as the ocean floor. In addition, Whitfield examines the history of world mapmaking through these outstanding individual examples. He discusses each map in relation to the religious, political, social or economic climates in which it was produced and considers what these maps reveal about the perceptions of their makers.
Call Number: Lower Lvl GA201 .W48 2010
Publication Date: 1994-09-01
Mapping the World: An Illustrated History of Cartography by Mapping the World is organized chronologically with a brief introduction that places the maps in their historical context. Special "portfolios" within each section feature key cartographic innovators and maps of exceptional artistic quality or significance, such as the 1507 Waldseemüller Map, the first to use the name America. Unusual and surprising maps are also presented, including a set of playing cards that contained a secret escape map for American prisoners in Germany during World War II.
Call Number: Lower Lvl GA201 .E34 2006
Publication Date: 2005-10-11
On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Imagine a world without maps. How would we travel? Could we own land? What would men and women argue about in cars? Scientists have even suggested that mapping—not language—is what elevated our prehistoric ancestors from ape-dom. Follow the history of maps from the early explorers’ maps and the awe-inspiring medieval Mappa Mundi to Google Maps and the satellite renderings on our smartphones, Garfield explores the unique way that maps relate and realign our history—and reflect the best and worst of what makes us human.
Call Number: Lower Lvl GA203 .G37 2013
Publication Date: 2013-11-05
Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities by Categories of cartographic curiosities include: Literary Creations, featuring a map of Thomas More's Utopia and the world of George Orwell's 1984, Cartographic Misconceptions, such as a lavish seventeenth-century map depicting California as an island, Political Parody, containing the Jesusland map, and other takes on voter profiles. Whatchamacallit, including a map of the area codes in the rapper Ludacris's songs, Obscure Proposals, capturing Thomas Jefferson's vision for dividing the Northwest Territory into ten states with names such as Polypotamia and Assenisipia
Call Number: Lower Lvl G1046.B8 J3 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-29
Else/Where - Mapping: New Cartographies of Networks and Territories by LSE/WHERE: MAPPING charts the ascendancy of mapping as a powerful interdisciplinary strategy, one that links people and places, data and organizations, and physical and virtual environments. Traditionally written by history's victors, maps are gaining new currency in our information-saturated age as a means of making arguments and processes visible. Mapping technologies today are as diverse as the agendas driving them: social networks are mapped with dynamic digital interfaces; buildings are mapped with lasers; cities and regions are mapped by satellite.
Call Number: Lower Lvl GA139 .E48 2006
Publication Date: 2005-12-15
Atlas of Knowledge: Anyone Can Map by Well-designed visualizations can rescue us from a sea of data, helping us to make sense of information, connect ideas, and make better decisions in real time. In Atlas of Knowledge, leading visualization expert Katy Börner makes the case for a systems science approach to science and technology studies and explains different types and levels of analysis. Drawing on fifteen years of teaching and tool development, she introduces a theoretical framework meant to guide readers through user and task analysis; data preparation, analysis, and visualization; visualization deployment; and the interpretation of science maps.
Call Number: Lower Lvl QA90 .B6624 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-20
Mapping Graphic Navigational Systems by Mapping Graphic Navigational Systems offers a comprehensive study of all areas of cartography from nautical charts to subway systems, from websites to calendars. This guide reveals the visual language of location, direction, spatial and structural relationships which are central to the information design discipline. Features in-depth essays as well as inspiring visuals and case studies.
Call Number: Lower Lvl GA105.3 .O94 2008
Publication Date: 2008-10-01
Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information by A thorough history of information visualization with a detailed look at today's most innovative applications--clearly illustrates why making meaningful connections inside complex data networks has emerged as one of the biggest challenges in twenty-first-century design. From diagramming networks of friends on Facebook to depicting interactions among proteins in a human cell, Visual Complexity presents one hundred of the most interesting examples of information visualization by the field's leading practitioners.
Call Number: Lower Lvl Q223 .L55 2011
Publication Date: 2013-09-10
How Maps Work: Representation, Visualization, and Design by This book is a systematic integration of cognitive and semiotic approaches to understanding maps as powerful, abstract, and synthetic spatial representations. Presenting a perspective built on four decades of cartographic research, it explores how maps work at multiple levels--from the cognitive to the societal--and provides a cohesive picture of how the many representational choices inherent in mapping interact with the processing of information and construction of knowledge.
Call Number: Lower Lvl GA105.3 .M32 1995
Publication Date: 1995-06-09
How to Lie with Maps by This illustrated essay on the use and abuse of maps teaches us how to evaluate maps critically and promotes a healthy skepticism about these easy-to-manipulate models of reality. To show how maps distort, Monmonier introduces basic principles of mapmaking, gives entertaining examples of the misuse of maps in situations from zoning disputes to census reports, and covers all the typical kinds of distortions from deliberate oversimplifications to the misleading use of color.
Call Number: Lower Lvl G108.7.M66 H6 1996
Publication Date: 1996-05-01
Maps: Finding Our Place in the World by Maps are universal forms of communication, easily understood and appreciated regardless of culture or language. This truly magisterial book introduces readers to the widest range of maps ever considered in one volume: maps from different time periods and a variety of cultures; maps made for divergent purposes and depicting a range of environments; and maps that embody the famous, the important, the beautiful, the groundbreaking, or the amusing. Built around the functions of maps—the kinds of things maps do and have done—Maps confirms the vital role of maps throughout history in commerce, art, literature, and national identity.
Call Number: Lower Lvl GA108 .M34 2007
Publication Date: 2007-11-15
You Are Here: : Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination by Mapmaking fulfills one of our most ancient and deepseated desires: understanding the world around us and our place in it. But maps need not just show continents and oceans: there are maps to heaven and hell; to happiness and despair; maps of moods, matrimony, and mythological places. There are maps to popular culture, from Gulliver's Island to Gilligan's Island. There are speculative maps of the world before it was known, and maps to secret places known only to the mapmaker. Artists' maps show another kind of uncharted realm: the imagination. What all these maps have in common is their creators' willingness to venture beyond the boundaries of geography or convention.
Call Number: Lower Lvl GA105.3 .H346 2004
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas by Denis Wood has created an atlas unlike any other. From mapping radio waves permeating the air to Halloween pumpkins on porches, Wood's joyful subversion of the traditional notions of mapmaking forge new ways of seeing not only the particular, but also the very nature of place itself. Surveying his century-old, half-square mile neighborhood Boylan Heights in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wood searches for the revelatory details in what has never been mapped or may not even be mappable. In each map, he attunes the eye to the invisible, the overlooked, and the seemingly insignificant. Together, these maps accumulate into a multi-layered story about one neighborhood as well as about the pursuit of understanding the places we call home.
Call Number: Lower Lvl F264.R1 W66 2010
Publication Date: 2011-02-28
From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association by It's a situation we are all acquainted with: planning to visit friends in an unfamiliar part of the city, you draw yourself arudimentary map with detailed directions. In March 2008, graphic designer Kris Harzinski founded the Hand Drawn Map Association in order to collect just such drawings of the everyday. Fascinated by these accidental records of a moment in time, he soon amassed a wide variety of maps, ranging from simple directions to fictional maps, to maps of unusual places, including examples drawn by well-known historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Ernest Shackleton, and Alexander Calder.
Call Number: Lower Lvl GA130 .H336 2009
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers by A new generation of designers, illustrators, and mapmakers are currently discovering their passion for various forms of illustrative cartography. A Map of the World is a compelling collection of their work--from accurate and surprisingly detailed representations to personal, naïve, and modernistic interpretations. The featured projects from around the world range from maps and atlases inspired by classic forms to cartographic experiments and editorial illustrations.
Call Number: Lower Lvl GA108.7 .M37 2013
Publication Date: 2013-02-28
Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture and Film by Traversing a varied and enchanting landscape with forays into the fields of geography, art, architecture, design, cartography and film, Giuliana Bruno's Atlas of Emotion, is a highly original endeavor to map a cultural history of spatio-visual arts. In an evocative montage of words and pictures she emphasizes that "sight" and "site" but also "motion" and "emotion" are irrevocably connected. In so doing, she touches on the art of Gerhard Richter and Annette Messager: the film-making of Peter Greenaway and Michaelangelo Antonioni; the origins of the movie palace and its precursors, and on her own journeys to her native Naples.
Call Number: Main Lvl NX440 .B7 2007
Publication Date: 2007-05-17
The Practice of Everyday Life by In this book, Michel de Certeau examines the ways in which people individualize mass culture, altering things, from utilitarian objects to street plans to rituals, laws and language, in order to make them their own.
Call Number: Lower Lvl HN8 .C43 1984
Publication Date: 2011-12-01
Signage: Interdisciplinary Work at the Gateway to Design by All too often, "orientation systems" are equated with "signs" -- and, more often that not, only dealt with after the main design and planning wok has already been completed. Using successful projects completed over the past few years, this volume presents a wide selection of different implementation possibilities -- ranging from the smallest construction projects up to complex structures.
Publication Date: 2013-05-16
NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual by The NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual contains scans of Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda's (Unimark) modernist masterpiece. The manual describes the design and construction for the ionic NYC subway signs that we still see and use today, but above all it's a beautiful and important piece of design history.
Publication Date: 2015-03-01
Graphique de la Rue: The Signs of Paris by Graphique de la Rue is Fili's photographic diary of hundreds of Paris's most inventive restaurant, shop, hotel, street, and advertising signs. Classic neon café signs are juxtaposed with the dramatic facades of the Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergère. Colorful mosaics cheerfully announce hotel entrances, department stores, fishmongers, even public toilets. Hector Guimard's legendary entrances to the Paris Métro stations brush elbows with graceful gold-leaf and dimensional Art Deco, Futurist, or Art Nouveau architectural lettering, as well as whimsical pictorial signs
Call Number: Lower Lvl GT3911.48.P3 F55 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
Signs: Lettering in the Environment by Letterforms surround us: inscriptions or names on buildings, directional signs for road networks, and signs within and around buildings. This book focuses on the letterforms and typography found in public places that help us to navigate towns, cities, and countrysides and that contribute to a sense of place. Featuring 700 color images of examples from around the world, it discusses the function and execution of signage.
Call Number: Lower Lvl GT3910 .B35 2003
Publication Date: 2008-10-01
Book of Symbols by The Book of Symbols sets new standards for thoughtful exploration of symbols and their meanings, and will appeal to a wide range of readers: artists, designers, dreamers and dream interpreters, psychotherapists, self-helpers, gamers, comic book readers, religious and spiritual searchers, writers, students, and anyone curious about the power of archetypal images.
Call Number: Lower Lvl AZ108 .B66 2010
Publication Date: 2010-11-25
Designage: The Art of Decorative Signs by Storefront signs have long been a charming and respected commercial art form. The first book to look at sign design in a popular format, Designage presents over 300 examples of vintage and contemporary signs from around the world. Graphically ingenious and imaginative, they proclaim a variety of services and products, often using a visual pun or wordplay. Designage covers a wide range of styles -- Roman, Victorian, Gothic, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco, to name a few -- and an even wider range of materials, including tile, wood, iron-work, neon, brass, and enamel. This is a valuable reference for graphic designers and architects, as well as a delightful visual trip down international lanes.
Call Number: Main Lvl NK8643.45 .S38 1998
Publication Date: 1998-05-01
Kanban, Shop Signs of Japan by The Japanese kanban, literally "signboard," is a folk art all its own. Its function-as a symbol and a service-maximizes the traditional arts of carpentry, calligraphy, and often of wood-carving and painting as well. The appeal of these signs is not only as bold and ingenious graphic design, but also as record of the commerce and tastes of the merchant classes in the Edo and Meiji Periods. This is the first collection of kanban assembled for exhibition in this country. It is a chance to study and delight in a singular-yet characteristic-art form of Japan.
Call Number: Lower Lvl GT3911.77 .K36 1983
American Cities: Historic Maps and Views by A fascinating way to explore cities is through historic maps and views. It is while deciphering its creation and development that one uncovers the true spirit of a city. American Cities features nine of this country s greatest metropolises; cities that are thriving urban centers today with colorful histories rich in graphic representation: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, St Louis, Chicago, Denver, and San Francisco. Rare or previously unpublished, the maps and views reproduced for each city turn the book into a unique journey of both form and content.
Call Number: Oversize - Upper Lvl G1204.A1 A43 2005
Publication Date: 2005-10-01
Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas by What makes a place? Infinite City, Rebecca Solnit's brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas, searches out the answer by examining the many layers of meaning in one place, the San Francisco Bay Area. Aided by artists, writers, cartographers, and twenty-two gorgeous color maps, each of which illuminates the city and its surroundings as experienced by different inhabitants, Solnit takes us on a tour that will forever change the way we think about place.
Call Number: Lower Lvl G1527.S22 P4 2010
Publication Date: 2010-11-29
London: A Life in Maps by Like all the great historic cities of Europe, London appears to us solid and unchanging. But this solidity is an illusion, for throughout its long history London has been changing and evolving. It has been renewing or replacing the streets and buildings at its heart and has been spreading inexorably outwards. This dynamic process is vividly illustrated by maps that have been drawn and published over the past 500 years; and this book offers a magnificent panorama of London's history by focusing on its maps.
Call Number: Lower Lvl DA677 .W53 2006
Publication Date: 2006-11-01
Manhattan in Maps, 1527-1995 by From crude woodblock engravings depicting 16th-century explorers' first glimpse of New York Harbor to the latest satellite photographs of Manhattan, the rare maps of New York in this book offer a unique look at the city's evolution over the past 400 years. Opening with early Italian and Dutch antiquarian maps, the book charts the development of ethnic neighborhoods and the Manhattan grid in the 19th century, as well as the labyrinthine subway system of the 20th century. Each of the 65 color plates, many never before published, accompanies an essay on the changing metropolis as expressed in the map's details. While the maps are as beautiful and engrossing as any works of art, they also reveal the rich history of New York's urban and social fabric, offering a stunning collective portrait of the world's first modern city.
Call Number: Lower Lvl G1254.N42S1 C6 1997
Publication Date: 1997-10-15
Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas by Like the bestselling Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, this book is a brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas, one that provides a vivid, complex look at the multi-faceted nature of New Orleans, a city replete with contradictions. More than twenty essays assemble a chorus of vibrant voices, including geographers, scholars of sugar and bananas, the city's remarkable musicians, prison activists, environmentalists, Arab and Native voices, and local experts, as well as the coauthors’ compelling contributions. Featuring 22 full-color two-page-spread maps, Unfathomable City plumbs the depths of this major tourist destination, pivotal scene of American history and culture and, most recently, site of monumental disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill.
Call Number: Lower Lvl G1364.N5 S6 2013
Publication Date: 2013-11-18
An Atlas of Radical Cartography by An Atlas of Radical Cartography makes an important contribution to a growing cultural movement that traverses the boundaries between art, cartography, geography and activism. It pairs writers with artists, architects, designers and collectives to address the role of the map as political agent (rather than neutral document). Ten mapping projects dealing with social and political issues such as migration, incarceration, globalization, housing rights, garbage and energy issues are complemented by 10 critical essays and dialogues responding to each map. The maps themselves are printed as posters, unbound for leisurely perusal.
Call Number: Lower Lvl G62 .A85 2007
Publication Date: 2008-03-01
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders by Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England.
Call Number: Upper Lvl G465 .F63 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-20
The African American Atlas by This definitive work is a visual and narrative portrait of the African-American culture, heritage, and people. Comprehensive in scope, this Atlas chronicles important periods in African-American history that have shaped the outlook, lives, and hopes of African Americans today. From the origins in Africa to the transatlantic journey, from slavery to the Civil Rights Movement, this highly illustrated reference work presents a well-balanced account of the diverse African-American culture and its people.
Call Number: Lower Lvl E185 .A79 1998
Publication Date: 1998-10-01
The Atlas of Urban Expansion by
Publication Date: 2012-06-28
At a time when the world's cities are bursting with massive increases in population, the Atlas of Urban Expansion is a comprehensive guide to the past and future characteristics of metropolitan growth. In 2010 more than half of the world's total population lived in cities, and this share is expected to increase to 70 percent or more by 2050.
The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture by Contains, in a single volume, over 1,000 of the most outstanding works of architecture built since 2000. Features the work of internationally acclaimed architects alongside that of the next generation of emerging architectural stars, and those unknown outside their own countries.
Call Number: Oversize - Main Lvl NA687 .P48 2008
Publication Date: 2008-10-29
Ocean: An Illustrated Atlas by The accessible text lays out key concepts, points of interest, and little known facts, opening our eyes to living phenomena from giant squid to tiny microbial bodies. Astonishing full-color photographs and diagrams reveal the beauty and complexity of ocean life. Unprecedented new full spread maps of the ocean floor—hand-drawn by expert cartographers—reveal the five major oceans in astonishing details. An unequaled resource for both education and entertainment, Ocean also explores the progress of fascinating technologies that will help scientists discover uncharted regions and life-forms.
Call Number: Oversize - Upper Lvl G2800 .E24 2009
Publication Date: 2008-10-28
Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography by The beauty and awe generated by the celestial void captures our imagination and delights our aesthetic sense. Antiquarian map societies are prospering, and celestial maps are now viewed as a specialty of map collecting. This book traces the history of celestial cartography and relates this history to the changing ideas of man's place in the universe and to advances in map-making. Photographs from actual antiquarian celestial atlases and prints, many previously unpublished, enrich the text. The book describes the development and relationships between different sky maps and atlases as well as demonstrating contemporary cosmological ideas, constellation representations, and cartographic advances.
Call Number: Lower Lvl QB65 .K36 2007
Publication Date: 2007-08-01
Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline by What does history look like? How do you draw time? Cartographies of Time is the first history of the timeline, written engagingly and with incredible visuals. The authors, both accomplished writers and historians, sketch the shifting field of graphic representations of history from the beginning of the print age through the present. They shed light on western views of history and on the complex relationship between general ideas about the course of events and the technical efforts to record and connect dates and names in the past. In addition to telling a rich, forgotten story, this book serves as a kind of grammar of historical representation, uncovering the ways in which time has been structured in thought and in images, in the Western tradition.
Call Number: D11.5 .R64 2010
Publication Date: 2012-02-01
Mapping Time: The Calendar and Its History by This book addresses a topic of much general interest by drawing together a wealth of diverse material on the much-trusted (and rarely disputed) phenomenon we know as the calendar. From the fundamentals of astronomy to the world's ancient time-keeping schemes, from the development of the modern-day calendar to the precise calculation of what happens when this is a skillful yet approachable discussion of the calendar from both the historical and contemporary perspectives. Readers will even learn how to perform experiments and calculations for themselves by using such basic techniques as stargazing and simple mathematics.
Call Number: Lower Lvl CE 11 .R5 1999
Publication Date: 1999-03-04
The Open Day Book by Calendars are intrinsically interactive on a personal, individual level - you enter appointments, check dates, plan the future and revisit the past, all of which are keyed to your life and how it intersects with the lives of others. The Open Day Book serves as a perpetual calendar that can be used in a traditional manner, but also lets you interact with the work of more than 300 of today's most captivating artists, all of whom have visually responded to a day of the year.
Call Number: N6497 .O6 2010
Publication Date: 2010-11-30
750 Years in Paris by A literary graphic novel unlike anything else on the racks, 750 Years tells the story of our time, focusing on one single building in France as it sees its way through the upheavals of history. Beginning in the thirteenth century and making its way towards today, this historically accurate story is the eagerly anticipated debut from Vincent Mahé.
Call Number: Upper Lvl PN6747.M34 S4 2015
Publication Date: 2015-11-03
Vignelli Transit Maps by Vignelli Transit Maps describes the history of the New York subway maps and follows this city's transportation growth from separate, independent lines to one large system.
Call Number: Main Lvl NK1535.V53 L59 2012
Publication Date: 2012-12-15
Transit Maps of the World by Transit Maps of the World is a comprehensive collection of historic and current maps of rapid-transit system. Using colorful graphics, Mark Ovenden traces the history of mass transit-including rare and historic maps, diagrams, and photographs, some available for the first time since their original publication. Transit Maps is the graphic designer's new bible, the transport enthusiast's dream collection, and a coffee-table essential for everyone who's ever traveled in a city.
Call Number: Lower Lvl G1046.P33 O9 2007
Publication Date: 2007-10-30
NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual by The NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual contains scans of Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda's (Unimark) modernist masterpiece. The manual describes the design and construction for the ionic NYC subway signs that we still see and use today, but above all it's a beautiful and important piece of design history.
Publication Date: 2015-03-01
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