Aesthetics: a lost cause in cartographic theory?

Kent, Alexander J. (2005) Aesthetics: a lost cause in cartographic theory? The Cartographic Journal, 42, (2), 182-188. (doi:10.1179/000870405X61487).


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Although studies concerned with the communication of information and of power-relations have been central to the development of cartographic theory, as hermeneutics they do not seem to have fully explored the relationship between maps and aesthetics. In this short paper, I will briefly discuss the reasons why aesthetics belongs in the development of cartographic theory and suggest possible avenues for further research.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1179/000870405X61487
ISSNs: 0008-7041 (print)
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Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography
ePrint ID: 66299
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
September 2005Published
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:52

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