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Mind the Map

mind the map

New to our library – and currently on the new books display – is Mind the Map: Illustrated Maps and Cartography. Shelfmark 912 ANT

From the publisher’s website: “Maps speak a universal language and make the world accessible. A follow-up to our ­[Gestalten’s] best-selling publication A Map of the World, this book features the cutting-edge of creative contemporary cartography. Whether sketched on a napkin or generated from complex data, maps are a fascinating expression of contemporary visual culture. Their styles may range from simple to intricate and restrained to vivid, but all maps unlock the world and make it more accessible. In our age of omnipresent satellite navigation systems, personal interpretations of our surroundings are gaining in importance. Today, the craftsmanship of cartographers and the distinct visuals of map illustrators are increasingly valued by both professional designers and a growing community of those passionate about maps.”

Already on the shelves is the 2013 publication ‘A Map of the World‘ which can be found at shelfmark 741.6 ANT



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The books on the current self-study display in Howard Gardens library all feature maps in various guises. They are on display until Wednesday 27th November, after which time they can be borrowed – or you may wish to use the library catalogue to reserve a copy.

Map of the world, from a manuscript of a Commentary on the Apocalypse, written c.787 and copied c.1109 in the Monastery of Silos, Burgos, Spain (litho)

Map of the world, from a manuscript of a Commentary on the Apocalypse, written c.787 and copied c.1109 in the Monastery of Silos, Burgos, Spain (litho)

The image is from Bridgeman Education which is a complete visual resource offering over 530,000 digital images of art, history and culture from global museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists all copyright cleared for educational use.

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150 Years of the London Underground

Do take a look at this month’s Creative Review which celebrates 150 years of the London Underground.


 “The history of the London Underground is the history of visual communications. We celebrate 150 years of the tube in CR March, where you can read about the evolution of the world-famous roundel, the Underground’s own instantly recognisable typeface, its long tradition of great posters, platform art, maps, much and more…”




Creative Review can also be accessed online through Art Full Text – follow this link to the e journals A – Z , search for Creative Review then follow the link.

You may also find these books of interest … London Undergound Maps: Art, Design and Cartography, London’s Underground Stations: A Social and Architectural Study, Underground Art: London Transport Poster, 1908 to the present, Mr Beck’s Underground Map and the DVD Design Classics

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