Picturing America : the golden age of pictorial maps

In the United States, the art form flourished during the 1920s to the 1970s, when thousands of innovative maps were mass-produced for use as advertisements and decorative objects the golden age of American pictorial maps. Picturing America is the first book to showcase this vivid and popular genre o...

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Main Author: Hornsby, Stephen J. 1956- (Author)
Other Authors: Ehrenberg, Ralph E., 1937- (writer of foreword.)
Language:English
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Summary:In the United States, the art form flourished during the 1920s to the 1970s, when thousands of innovative maps were mass-produced for use as advertisements and decorative objects the golden age of American pictorial maps. Picturing America is the first book to showcase this vivid and popular genre of maps. Geographer and collector Stephen J. Hornsby gathers together 158 delightful pictorial jewels, most drawn from the extensive collections of the Library of Congress. In his informative introduction, Hornsby outlines the development of the cartographic form, identifies several representative artists, describes the process of creating a pictorial map, and considers the significance of the form in the history of Western cartography. Organized into six thematic sections, Picturing America covers a vast swath of the pictorial map tradition during its golden age, ranging from "Maps to Amuse" to "Maps for War."
Item Description:Maps are drawn primarily from the Ethel M. Fair and Muriel H. Parry collections at the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.
Physical Description:xi, 289 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-280) and index.
Published: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press : [Washington, D.C. : in association with] the Library of Congress, 2017.
ISBN:022638604X
9780226386041

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