LondonLondon



Over the past 2000 years London has developed from a small town, fitting snugly within its walls, into one of the world's largest and most dynamic cities. This book illustrates and helps to explain the transformation.

Author: Peter Barber

Publisher: British Library

ISBN: 0902087606

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Page: 380

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Over the past 2000 years London has developed from a small town, fitting snugly within its walls, into one of the world's largest and most dynamic cities. This book illustrates and helps to explain the transformation. Side-by-side with the great, semi-official but sanitised images of the whole city, there are the more utilitarian maps and plans of the parts - actual and envisaged - which perhaps present a more truthful picture. But the maps and panoramas are far more than topographical records. They all have something unique to say about them concerns, assumptions, ambitions and prejudices of Londoners at the time when they were created. The book reveals the 'inside story' behind one of the world's greatest cities.

London a Social HistoryLondon a Social History



Saint and Gillian Darley , The Chronicles of London ( London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1994 ) ; London's history makes little sense without Norman George Brett - James , A London Anthology MAPS . Highly recommended are Hugh Clout ...

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674538390

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Page: 431

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This is the first modern one-volume history of London from Roman times to the present. Roy Porter touches the pulse of his hometown and makes it our own, capturing London's fortunes, people, and imperial glory with brio and wit.

The A Z History of LondonThe A Z History of London



For the last century A-Z maps have been the trusted and reliable source of mapping for Londoners. As the face of London has changed so have the maps.

Author: Philip Parker

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 0008351767

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Page: 288

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For the last century A-Z maps have been the trusted and reliable source of mapping for Londoners. As the face of London has changed so have the maps. History of Britain in Maps author, Philip Parker, outlines these changes. Drawing on maps and photographs from the A to Z archives, Philip Parker reveals how the city has changed over the last one hundred years. Did you know that Phyllis Pearsall walked 23,000 street in order to create the first street atlas of London? The land to build Heathrow airport on was bought for £15,000 from the Vicar of Harmondsworth? There used to be S and NE London postcodes? London's skyline has gone from Big Ben and Tower Bridge to include the Tate Modern and The Shard. Several ill-fated projects appeared on maps, including London Millennium Tower and The Sparkplug, which never quite made it into the city's skyline A beautifully presented book and perfect gift for any map lover and historian.

On The MapOn The Map



Dekker, Eli: Globes From The Western World, Zwemmer, London, 1993 Donovan, Tristan: Replay: The History of Video Games, Yellow Ant, East Sussex, 2010 Edson, Evelyn: The World Map 1300–1492: The Persistence of Tradition and ...

Author: Simon Garfield

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847658555

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Page: 464

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Maps fascinate us. They chart our understanding of the world and they log our progress, but above all they tell our stories. From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond, Simon Garfield examines how maps both relate and realign our history. With a historical sweep ranging from Ptolemy to Twitter, Garfield explores the legendary, impassable (and non-existent) mountains of Kong, the role of cartography in combatting cholera, the 17th-century Dutch craze for Atlases, the Norse discovery of America, how a Venetian monk mapped the world from his cell and the Muppets' knack of instant map-travel. Along the way are pocket maps of dragons, Mars, murders and more, with plenty of illustrations and prints to signpost the route. From the bestselling and widely-adored author of Just My Type, On The Map is a witty and irrepressible examination of where we've been, how we got there and where we're going.

Map MenMap Men



... the Social History of the German Middle Class from the Late Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Century (London: Routledge, 1993). ... 2013); Kären Wigen, Sugimoto Fumiko, and Cary Karacas, eds., Cartographic Japan: A History in Maps ...

Author: Steven Seegel

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226438528

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Page: 320

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More than just colorful clickbait or pragmatic city grids, maps are often deeply emotional tales: of political projects gone wrong, budding relationships that failed, and countries that vanished. In Map Men, Steven Seegel takes us through some of these historical dramas with a detailed look at the maps that made and unmade the world of East Central Europe through a long continuum of world war and revolution. As a collective biography of five prominent geographers between 1870 and 1950—Albrecht Penck, Eugeniusz Romer, Stepan Rudnyts’kyi, Isaiah Bowman, and Count Pál Teleki—Map Men reexamines the deep emotions, textures of friendship, and multigenerational sagas behind these influential maps. Taking us deep into cartographical archives, Seegel re-creates the public and private worlds of these five mapmakers, who interacted with and influenced one another even as they played key roles in defining and redefining borders, territories, nations—and, ultimately, the interconnection of the world through two world wars. Throughout, he examines the transnational nature of these processes and addresses weighty questions about the causes and consequences of the world wars, the rise of Nazism and Stalinism, and the reasons East Central Europe became the fault line of these world-changing developments. At a time when East Central Europe has surged back into geopolitical consciousness, Map Men offers a timely and important look at the historical origins of how the region was defined—and the key people who helped define it.

A History of the World in Twelve MapsA History of the World in Twelve Maps



A survey of twelve maps from ancient Greece to Google Earth examines how they have influenced how the world is seen, revealing how historical geographical depictions were subject to deliberate manipulations to promote a range of special ...

Author: Jerry Brotton

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: 0670023396

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Page: 521

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A survey of twelve maps from ancient Greece to Google Earth examines how they have influenced how the world is seen, revealing how historical geographical depictions were subject to deliberate manipulations to promote a range of special interests.

Art Information and the InternetArt Information and the Internet



Historical Maps AnchorAtlasof World History, mentioned above Atlas ofBritish History: FromPrehistoric Times until1978, by G.S.P. Freeman-Grenville (London: Rex Collings,1979) Harper Atlas of World History (New York: Harper ...

Author: Lois Swan Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135933456

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Page: 294

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In the first book of its kind, art information expert Lois Swan Jones discusses how to locate visual and textual information on the Internet and how to evaluate and supplement that information with material from other formats--print sources, CD-ROMS, documentary videos, and microfiche sets--to produce excellent research results. The book is divided into three sections: Basic Information Formats; Types of Websites and How to Find Them; and How to Use Web Information. Jones discusses the strengths and limitations of Websites; scholarly and basic information resources are noted; and search strategies for finding pertinent Websites are included. Art Information and the Internet also discusses research methodology for studying art-historical styles, artists working in various media, individual works of art, and non-Western cultures--as well as art education, writing about art, problems of copyright, and issues concerning the buying and selling of art. This title will be periodically updated.