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The Power of Maps by Denis Wood 0898624932 9780898624939
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The Power of Maps by Denis Wood

This volume ventures into terrain where even the most sophisticated map fails to lead--through the mapmakers bias. Denis Wood shows how maps are not impartial reference objects, but rather instruments of communication, persuasion, and power. Like paintings, they express a point of view. By connecting us to a reality that could not exist in the absence of maps--a world of property lines and voting rights, taxation districts and enterprise zones--they embody and project the interests of their creators. Sampling the scope of maps available today, illustrations include Peter Goulds AIDS map, Tom Van Sants map of the earth, U.S. Geological Survey maps, and a childs drawing of the world. THE POWER OF MAPS was published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institutions National Museum of Design.

Author: Denis Wood

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 248

Publisher: The Guilford Press

Publication Date: 1992-10-16

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