Map Stories

The Art of Discovery

Author: Francisca Matteoli

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 9781781573778

Category: History

Page: 176

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Through this magnificent collection of historical maps, travel writer Francisca Mattéoli takes us on a geographical adventure, telling the stories of twenty places and voyages that inspired her and the creation of these fascinating charts. Discover some of the world's most magical places and how they revealed themselves, from the lost trails of the first colonies of the American West to Amundsen's exploration of the South Pole, and the rediscoveries of Petra and Angkor Wat. This unexpected volume will let the curious mind roam the contours of the planet, and discover how the world we know today was made, and un-made.
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Map Art Lab

52 Exciting Art Explorations in Map Making, Imagination, and Travel

Author: Jill K Berry,Linden McNeilly

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1627880313

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

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Travel through the exciting world of cartography with Map Lab. This fun and creative book features 52 map-related activities set into weekly exercises, beginning with legends and lines, moving through types and styles, and then creating personalized maps that allow you to journey to new worlds.DIV /divDIVAuthors Jill K. Berry and Linden McNeilly guide readers through useful concepts while exploring colorful, eye-catching graphics. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on creative experiences. Map Lab is the perfect book for map lovers, creative/DIY-inspired, designers. Artists of all ages and experience levels can use this book to explore enjoyable and engaging exercises. Everyone loves maps. And what’s not to love? They are beautiful and fascinating, they teach you things, they show you where you are, places you long to go, and places you dare to imagine./div
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The Art of Discovery

Hollywood Stars Reveal Their Inspirations

Author: Nancy Rouemy

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847844307

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 215

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Exquisitely illustrated, full of previously unseen photographs, The Art of Discovery celebrates art by leaders in the entertainment industry. One hundred big celebrities reveal the inspiration behind their careers and share the stories of discovering art in the most unlikely of places. Susan Sarandon, David Cronenberg, Michael Fassbender, Kristen Wiig, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Giamatti, Gia Coppola, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Daniel Radcliffe, and Dakota Fanning, feature, to name but a few. This is a beautifully packaged enquiry into and exploration of the artistic and ephemeral drive behind some of the worlds most well-known faces.
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The Supermodel and the Brillo Box

Back Stories and Peculiar Economics from the World of Contemporary Art

Author: Don Thompson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137464135

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Acquiring contemporary art is about passion and lust, but it is also about branding, about the back story that comes with the art, about the relationship of money and status, and, sometimes, about celebrity. The Supermodel and the Brillo Box follows Don Thompson's 2008 bestseller The $12 Million Stuffed Shark and offers a further journey of discovery into what the Crash of 2008 did to the art market and the changing methods that the major auction houses and dealerships have implemented since then. It describes what happened to that market after the economic implosion following the collapse of Lehman Brothers and offers insights and art-world tales from dealers, auction houses, and former executives of each, from New York and London to Abu Dhabi and Beijing. It begins with the story of a wax, trophy-style, nude upper-body sculpture of supermodel Stephanie Seymour by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, which sold for $2.4 million to New York über-collector and private dealer Jose Mugrabi, and recounts the story of a wooden Brillo box that sold for $722,500. The Supermodel and the Brillo Box looks at the increasing dominance of Christie's, Sotheby's, and a few über dealers; the hundreds of millions of new museums coming up in cities like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Beijing; the growing importance of the digital art world; and the shrinking role of the mainstream gallery.
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Mapping Our World

Terra Incognita To Australia

Author: Peter Barber,Katherine Barnes,Dr Nigel Erskine,Rupert Gertisen,Dr Jeremy Green,Dr Susannah Helman,David Kaus,Robert J. King,Granville Allen Mawer,Maggie Patton,Erica Persak,Jon Rhodes,Denis Shephard,Dr Peter Sutton,Dr Martin Terry,Justine Van Mourik,Dr Brendan Whyte,Nat Wiliams,Dr Martin Woods

Publisher: National Library of Australia

ISBN: 0642278091

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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The cover image, World Map by Fra Mauro c. 1450, is one of the most important and famous maps of all time. This monumental map of the world was created by the monk Fra Mauro in his monastery on the island of San Michele in the Venetian lagoon. Now the centrepiece of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in St Marc’s Square in Venice, the map in its nearly 600-year history has never left Venice – until now. Renowned for its sheer size - over 2.3 metres square - and stunning colours, the map was made at a time of transition between the medieval world view and new knowledge uncovered by the great voyages of discovery. Brilliantly painted and illuminated on sheets of oxhide, the sphere of the Earth is surrounded by the sphere of the Ocean in the ancient way. Yet Fra Mauro included the latest information on exploration by Portuguese and Arab navigators. Commissioned by King Afonso V of Portugal, it is the last of the great medieval world maps to inspire navigators in the Age of Discovery to explore beyond the Indian Ocean.
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Culturally Responsive Standards-Based Teaching

Classroom to Community and Back

Author: Steffen Saifer,Keisha Edwards,Debbie Ellis,Lena Ko,Amy Stuczynski

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452236461

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Close the achievement gap by closing the culture gap Teaching children from diverse backgrounds begins with learning who they are, then using the knowledge and culture students bring to school in a standards-based curriculum to achieve student success. This guide provides tools that show why and how to create culturally responsive, standards-based (CRSB) instruction in the classroom. Results of effective programs include: Increased academic success for all learners Engaged and motivated students Strengthened partnerships between students, families, and communities
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Plein Airs and Graces

The Life and Times of George Collingridge

Author: Adrian Mitchell

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 174305095X

Category: Artists

Page: 231

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Plein Airs and Graces examines the extraordinary life of George Collingridge de Tourcey, a landscape painter of the late nineteenth century, just ahead of the Australian impressionists. When he emigrated from France to Australia he grew passionate about the possibilities of his new country, and worked tirelessly to contribute to it - not least for his Discovery of Australia (1895), in which on the evidence of ancient maps he argued controversially for Portuguese and Hispanic pre-discovery of Australia.
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Hidden Attraction

The History and Mystery of Magnetism

Author: Gerrit L. Verschuur

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195355529

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Long one of nature's most fascinating phenomena, magnetism was once the subject of many superstitions. Magnets were thought useful to thieves, effective as a love potion or as a cure for gout or spasms. They could remove sorcery from women and put demons to flight and even reconcile married couples. It was said that a lodestone pickled in the salt of sucking fish had the power to attract gold. Today, these beliefs have been put aside, but magnetism is no less remarkable for our modern understanding of it. In Hidden Attraction, Gerrit L. Verschuur, a noted astronomer and National Book Award nominee for The Invisible Universe, traces the history of our fascination with magnetism, from the first discovery of magnets in Greece, to state-of-the-art theories that see magnetism as a basic force in the universe. The book begins with the early debunking of superstitions by Peter Peregrinus (Pierre de Maricourt), whom Roger Bacon hailed as one of the world's first experimental scientists (Perigrinus held that "experience rather than argument is the basis of certainty in science"). Verschuur discusses William Gilbert, who confronted the multitude of superstitions about lodestones in De Magnete, widely regarded as the first true work of modern science, in which Gilbert reported his greatest insight: that the earth itself was magnetic. We also meet Hans Christian Oersted, who demonstrated that an electric current could influence a magnet (Oersted did this for the first time during a public lecture) and Andre-Marie Ampere, who showed that a current actually produced magnetism. Verschuur also examines the pioneering experiments and theoretical breakthroughs of Faraday and Maxwell and Zeeman (who demonstrated the relationship between light and magnetism), and he includes many lively stories of discovery, such as the use of frogs by Galvani and Volta, and Hertz's accidental discovery of radio waves. Along the way, we learn many interesting scientific facts, perhaps the most remarkable of which is that lodestones are made by bacteria (a sediment organism known as GS-15 eats iron, converting ferric oxide to magnetite and, over billions of years, forming the magnetite layers in iron formations). Boasting many informative illustrations, this is an adventure of the mind, using the specific phenomenon of magnetism to show how we have moved from an era of superstitions to one in which the Theory of Everything looms on the horizon.
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A History of the Twentieth Century in 100 Maps

Author: Tim Bryars,Tom Harper

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022620250X

Category: History

Page: 224

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The twentieth century was a golden age of mapmaking, an era of cartographic boom. Maps proliferated and permeated almost every aspect of daily life, not only chronicling geography and history but also charting and conveying myriad political and social agendas. Here Tim Bryars and Tom Harper select one hundred maps from the millions printed, drawn, or otherwise constructed during the twentieth century and recount through them a narrative of the century’s key events and developments. As Bryars and Harper reveal, maps make ideal narrators, and the maps in this book tell the story of the 1900s—which saw two world wars, the Great Depression, the Swinging Sixties, the Cold War, feminism, leisure, and the Internet. Several of the maps have already gained recognition for their historical significance—for example, Harry Beck’s iconic London Underground map—but the majority of maps on these pages have rarely, if ever, been seen in print since they first appeared. There are maps that were printed on handkerchiefs and on the endpapers of books; maps that were used in advertising or propaganda; maps that were strictly official and those that were entirely commercial; maps that were printed by the thousand, and highly specialist maps issued in editions of just a few dozen; maps that were envisaged as permanent keepsakes of major events, and maps that were relevant for a matter of hours or days. As much a pleasure to view as it is to read, A History of the Twentieth Century in 100 Maps celebrates the visual variety of twentieth century maps and the hilarious, shocking, or poignant narratives of the individuals and institutions caught up in their production and use.
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