Sunday, October 10, 2010

I recently reviewed a copy of From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association, by Kris Harzinski (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010) for the journal Cartographica.

I was not very impressed by the book and my review is really quite negative! I conclude with:

"Overall, this volume fails to deliver an insightful intellectual understanding of the practices and meanings of hand-drawn mapping. It also fails as a coffee-table book, because the visuals and production design are not good enough. It is not even quirky enough to be the 'curious collection' claimed in the subtitle. There is clearly scope to do better with this topic!"

You can read the whole of my review here.


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