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Cartographies of Time by Daniel Rosenberg
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it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction

Visually pleasing, with much background on ancient representations. Includes some classics that Tufte et al. have referenced. Nevertheless disappointing - I was hoping for a more fundamental discussion of conceptual models of time, and how these shape our visual representations. Lacking are such models as those from narrative time (e.g., Paul Ricoeur and Gérard Genette). A discussion of animated representations is also sorely lacking, since these incorporate time into the representation itself.

The net result here is more of a coffee-table art book than a serious discussion of this (potentially) rich theme.
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March 5, 2011 – Started Reading
March 6, 2011 – Shelved
March 6, 2011 – Shelved as: non-fiction
March 6, 2011 – Finished Reading

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Emma Useful review. Is there an alternative you can recommend?


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