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CARTOGRAPHIC GROUNDS: PROJECTING THE LANDSCAPE IMAGINARY. Jill Desimini and Charles Waldheim. Princeton Architectural Press, Inc., New York, 2016. 272 pp. with 191 ills. (142 col.). 28 x 23 cm. ISBN 9781616893293 In English.
This book grew out of an exhibition of the same name that was shown at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, from October 2012 through January 2013, but does not specifically document the show. Publisher's description: Mapping has been one of the most fertile areas of exploration for architecture and landscape in the past few decades. While documenting this shift in representation from the material and physical description toward the depiction of the unseen and often immaterial, Cartographic Grounds takes a critical view toward the current use of data mapping and visualization and calls for a return to traditional cartographic techniques to reimagine the manifestation and manipulation of the ground itself. Each of the ten chapters focuses on a single cartographic technique -- sounding/spot elevation, isobath/contour, hachure/hatch, shaded relief, land classification, figure-ground, stratigraphic column, cross-section, line symbol, conventional sign -- and illustrates it through beautiful maps and plans from notable designers and cartographers throughout history, from Leonardo da Vinci to James Corner Field Operations. Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, introduces the book.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods, Post-1945 — Landscape and Garden Design, Graphic Design
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 171668
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