Aesthetics: a lost cause in cartographic theory?

Kent, Alexander J. (2005) Aesthetics: a lost cause in cartographic theory? The Cartographic Journal, 42, (2), pp. 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.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1179/000870405X61487
ISSNs: 0008-7041 (print)

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September 2005Published
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2009
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