Mapping London. Making Sense of the City
is a beautiful, compelling anthology of over six centuries of London maps, tracing the mesmerizing evolution of the city and exploring the hopes and fears of its inhabitants as history unfolds.
The book is a cartographic journey, charting the influence of Roman city planning, Saxon feudalism, Medieval tumult, imperial hubris, contemporary town planning and more on this great metropolis. In this comprehensive survey the maps are allowed to speak for themselves, revealing not only their political and social context, but also the dreams of their makers and the drama of their creation. Often these maps are objects of great skill and beauty and the names of the greatest of their makers are still revered today.A lavishly illustrated hardback book, Mapping London
explores the city through the ages in all its labyrinthine glory.
Londres, Black Dog, 2007. 278 pages, 29,7 x 24,5 cm, broché.