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Edward S. Casey
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Earth-Mapping: Artists Reshaping Landscape

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Dutch world maps of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with their decorative pictures and elaborate typography, stand in sharp contrast to the wholly practical maps of today, which emphasize precise detail and consistent scale. Art, since the Impressionist period, has seemingly moved in the opposite direction, toward a less realistic interpretation of the world ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 3rd 2005 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published January 1st 2005)
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Mar 19, 2010 Owen rated it it was ok
While they have shared pasts in terms of representation, cartography has increasingly reduced decorative and pictorial in elements in lieu of showing exact, measured spaces. Painting, on the other hand has headed in the opposite direction, especially since the 20th century. Casey makes the argument here that the two are coming back together now in a new way.

One major critique I have of Casey is that he depends too heavily on artistic intention, a very modern assumption, and also a common pitfal
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Professor Edward Casey was the president of the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division) from 2009-10, and he was chairman of the Philosophy Department at Stony Brook University for a decade. He works in aesthetics, philosophy of space and time, ethics, perception, and psychoanalytic theory. He obtained his doctorate at Northwestern University in 1967 and has taught at Yale ...more
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