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The New Nature of Maps: Essays in the History of Cartography
by J.B. Harley
In this collection of essays J. B. Harley (1932-1991) draws on ideas in art history, literature, philosophy, and the study of visual culture to subvert the traditional, "positivist" model of cartography, replacing it with one that is grounded in an iconological and semiotic theory of the nature of maps. He defines a map as a "social construction" and argues that maps are n ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 5th 2002 by Johns Hopkins University Press
(first published April 17th 2001)
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