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Mapping the city : the language and culture of cartography in the Renaissance

Author: Naomi Miller
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2003.
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"The reader is invited to appreciate the importance of maps for understanding urban civilization. As a primary means of communication, maps are expressions of power and political propaganda, schemes for military operations, guides for pilgrimages, and vehicles for ideal city planning. Tied to their contexts, patrons, and creators (from Alberti to Leonardo), they reveal the history, structure and development of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Maps
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, Naomi, 1928-
Mapping the city.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2003
(OCoLC)606945860
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Miller
ISBN: 0826456367 9780826456366
OCLC Number: 49493450
Description: xviii, 270 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to Cartography and Representation --
2. Ptolemy's Geography Rediscovered --
3. The City Maps of the Urbino Codex --
4. Mapmaking and Graphic Representation Before the Renaissance --
5. The Renaissance City: Culture and Cartography --
6. Parallel Developments in Renaissance Art and Cartography --
7. Conclusion --
App. Transcription of Place-Names in the Urbino Codex.
Responsibility: Naomi Miller.

Abstract:

"The reader is invited to appreciate the importance of maps for understanding urban civilization. As a primary means of communication, maps are expressions of power and political propaganda, schemes for military operations, guides for pilgrimages, and vehicles for ideal city planning. Tied to their contexts, patrons, and creators (from Alberti to Leonardo), they reveal the history, structure and development of cities. The author further celebrates maps as works of art which not only serve practical needs but function as emblems of civic humanism."--Jacket.

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