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Cartographic grounds : projecting the landscape imaginary / Jil Desimini & Charles Waldheim ; foreword, Mohsen Mostafavi.

Author:
Desimini, Jill [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
Summary note:
"Mapping has been one of the most fertile areas of exploration for architecture and landscape in the past few decades. While celebrating 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, a veritable atlas of contemporary maps and techniques that is as beautiful as it is useful"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Foreword / Mohsen Mostafavi -- Introduction: Projecting the landscape imaginary -- Notes on scale -- Sounding/spot elevation -- Isobath/contour -- Hachure/hatch -- Shaded relief -- Land classification -- Figure-ground -- Stratigraphic column -- Cross section -- Line symbol -- Conventional sign -- Afterword / Antoine Picon.
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ISBN:
  • 9781616893293 (hardback)
  • 161689329X (hardback)
LCCN:
2015035502
OCLC:
921166514
International Article Number:
  • 9781616893293
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