2009 - The Map as Art
This book is part art history, part coffee-table book, and entirely engrossing. The author served as a curator, collecting wonderful examples of ways maps and cartography have been incorporated into various artistic expressions. There are also several essays throughout the book written by artists and art critics on the phenomenon of mapping, place, history, and more.
Since this is mostly an art book, it is easiest to share a few of my favorite pieces.
If you're interested in some other fascinating books about maps, you might consider:
- On the Map by Simon Garfield
- A History of the World in 12 Maps by Jerry Brotton
- Map of a Nation by Rachel Hewitt
Keep turning the page and spinning the globe,