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Where You Are: A Collection of Maps That Will Leave You Completely Lost
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.
Synopses & Reviews
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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