Author Adam Dant is an internationally exhibited artist and a creative cartographer, known for his psycho-histories of art institutions and other work which combines social psychology, geography, and art. In this striking, beautiful, and witty book, he explores 28 cities around the world, bringing together their history, culture and geography, to produce cartographic art including an anatomical diagram of Manhattan, a tracing of the form of a Picasso nude in the streets of Monaco, and a transformation of the paths of boats on the Bosporus into the nerves of Istanbul.
Tracking the journey of the ideas of Euclid, Galen and Ptolemy through seven cities and over a thousand years from sixth century Alexandria to the printing presses of Venice, this is a vivid and evocative work of history with a wonderful cast of characters. Hardback,...
This brilliant notebook is also a passport to our satellite, with maps and a detailed passport information page. 64 lined page notebook with a card cover.Measures 12.5 x 9cm.
Follow in the footsteps of fifty of the world's greatest explorers: discovering hidden routes, exploring geographical details and uncovering remarkable facts as you pit your wits against over a century of legendary exploration. Increasingly difficult puzzles sit alongside profiles of explorers and their expeditions, as...
Journey through one hundred fascinating maps and atlases from the British Library's extraordinary archives - world and city maps, celestial and sea charts, literary and statistical maps as well as a variety of curiosities and fake maps. Each map is accompanied by a description of...