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Where You Are: A Collection of Maps That Will Leave You Completely Lost

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ISBN13: 9780956569240
ISBN10: 0956569242
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Staff Pick

Maps usually plot things like mountain ranges and bodies of water on a grid in an attempt to make travel more efficient. This innovative book is in fact a box containing 16 individually bound maps, each one using geographical techniques to instead plot memories, thoughts, and feelings on a piece of paper. The result is experimental in form but as emotionally resonant as any essay collection I've read in recent years.
Recommended by Adam P., Powells.com

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Every day we map. We map how we get from a to b. We map when were somewhere new, and somewhere weve been many times before. We map ourselves, our days, our thoughts, memories, what we want to mark, save and share. Today it seems, that most of the time, despite all this mapping, we actually don't have a clear sense of where we are.

Where You Are, a collection of new work, explores the shift from our classic understanding of map as geography to a more personal, human map. This collection of new writings, photographs, drawings, thinking looks to explode the map as we know it. A book of maps that puts people, not destinations at the centre, hoping to leave readers feeling completely lost.

A collection of work, edited by Visual Editions, made with help by our friends at Google Creative Lab, published as a book and on the screen.

About the Author

Chloe Aridjis: Book of Clouds

Lila Azam Zanganeh: The Enchanter

James Bridle: New Aesthetic

Alain de Botton: Religion for Atheists

Joe Dunthorne: Submarine

Geoff Dyer: Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi

Olafur Elliason: The New York City Waterfalls

Sheila Heti: How Should a Person Be

Valeria Luiselli: Faces in the Crowd

Leanne Shapton: Was She Pretty

John Simpson: World Affairs Editor, BBC World News

Craig Taylor: The Londoners

Adam Thirlwell: Kapow!

Peter Turchi: Maps of the Imagination

Will Wiles: Care of Wooden Floors

Denis Wood: The Power of Maps

Tao Lin: Shoplifting from American Apparel

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piersrippey, December 24, 2013 (view all comments by piersrippey)
Really looking forward to this. If the book is as expertly crafted as the website (http://where-you-are.com/) is, it'll be a beautiful object. I haven't finished reading the essays yet, but those I've read have been varied and thought provoking.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780956569240
Publisher:
Visual Editions
Edition Description:
Boxed Set/Slip Cased/Casebound
Author:
Shapton, Leanne
Author:
de Botton, Alain
Author:
DYER, GEOFF
Author:
Alain de Botton
Author:
Rawsthorn, Alice
Author:
Zanganeh, Lila Azam
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
OTHER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color and BandW photos and illustrations
Pages:
465
Dimensions:
22 x 13.5 in

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Maps usually plot things like mountain ranges and bodies of water on a grid in an attempt to make travel more efficient. This innovative book is in fact a box containing 16 individually bound maps, each one using geographical techniques to instead plot memories, thoughts, and feelings on a piece of paper. The result is experimental in form but as emotionally resonant as any essay collection I've read in recent years.

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