Picturing America: The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps

Download Picturing America: The Golden Age of Pictorial Maps written by Stephen J. Hornsby in EPUB format. This book is under the category Art and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 022638604X; 022638618X/9780226386041/ 9780226386188. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.


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Stephen J. Hornsby


University of Chicago Press




304 pages




022638604X; 022638618X


9780226386041/ 9780226386188

Book Description

Amusing; instructive; colourful—pictorial maps have been used and revered for the reason that first medieval cartographer put pen to paper depicting bushes and mountains throughout nations; folks and objects round margins; and sea monsters in oceans. More present generations of pictorial map artists have continued that conventional combination of truth and whimsy; combining cartographic components with photographs and textual content and that includes arresting and daring designs; cheerful and shiny colours; and vigorous element. In the US; the artwork kind flourished from the Twenties by the Seventies; when hundreds of unique maps have been mass-produced to be used as ornamental objects and ads—the golden age of American pictorial maps.

Picturing America; (PDF) is the primary ebook to showcase this in style and vivid style of maps. Geographer Stephen J. Hornsby collects collectively 158 pleasant pictorial jewels; most drawn from the massive collections of the Library of Congress. In his informative introduction; Hornsby summaries the event of the cartographic kind acknowledges a number of consultant artists; defines the method of making a pictorial map; and considers the significance of the shape within the historical past of Western cartography. Organized into six thematic sections; Picturing America features a huge swath of the pictorial map custom throughout its golden age; starting from “Maps to Amuse” to “Maps for War.” Hornsby has uncovered probably the most fascinating and visually hanging maps the US has to supply: Disney cartoon maps; kooky state tourism adverts; school campus maps; World War II promotional posters; and plenty of extra. This wonderful; charming quantity’s wonderful full­-color pictorial maps will probably be tempting to any map lover or armchair traveler.


“Weird; delightful; informative….Picturing America collects uncommon images from the short-lived golden age of pictorial mapping.” — Mental Floss

“Though [pictorial maps] were hugely noticeable in American culture of the time; their importance has been largely ignored. However; a new ebook; Picturing America; by geographer Hornsby; examines how these illustrated maps once captured the image of America.” — CNN Style

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