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1 Wood, Denis & Fels, John. The Power of Maps
New York The Guilford Press 1992 0898624924 / 9780898624922 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
248 pages, illustrations, pictorial cloth, very good. From Wikipedia: "Denis Wood is an artist, author, cartographer and a former professor of Design at North Carolina State University. ~ His book The Power of Maps (1992) [2] was considered radical when it was published. ~ The Power of Maps has been a linchpin of the “new cartographies” in which maps are redefined as socially constructed arguments based upon consistent semiotic codes. Wood’s consistent critique “of the ideals of modern academic cartographers and of modern cartographic ideology” has been wide-ranging, informed, and decisive. In 2004, John Pickles, Early N. Phillips Distinguished professor at the University of North Carolina summed up Wood’s contributions this way: “For over twenty-five years, Denis Wood has been provoking us to think differently and critically about maps and map use. ” The book was first issued in 1992 as a catalogue accompanying a major exhibition called The Power of Maps at the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design in New York. That show was later remounted at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington in 1994. These exhibitions were the graphic genesis of the 1992 book which has been the subject of both scholarly commentary and popular interest." ; 8.98 X 6.22 X 0.79 inches; 248 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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