Geography and VisionGeography and Vision

Geography and Vision
Author : Denis Cosgrove
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2012-11-25
ISBN 10 : 9780857732002
ISBN 13 : 0857732005
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Leading geographer Denis Cosgrove provides a series of personal reflections on the complex connections between seeing, imagining and representing the world geographically. In a series of eloquent essays he draws upon pictorial images - including maps, sketches, cartoons, paintings, and photographs - to explore and elaborate upon the many and varied ways in which the vast and varied earth, and at times the heavens beyond, have been both imagined and represented as a place of human habitation. The essays include reflections upon geographical discovery; urban cartography and utopian visions; ideas of landscape and the shaping of America; wilderness and masculinity; conceptions of the Pacific; and the imaginative grip of the Equator. Extensively illustrated, this engaging work reveals the richness of the geographical imagination as expressed over the past five centuries.

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