© 2009

Cartography and Art

  • Lehn
  • Gartner
  • Cartwright


  • Helps to re-define how we can better visualize Space and Place, considering Science, Technology and Art


Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-17
  2. Theory

  3. Aesthetics and Cartographic Design

  4. Art and the History of Cartography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alexandra Benová, Ján Pravda
      Pages 1-10
  5. Integrated Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Barbara Piatti, Hans Rudolf Bär, Anne-Kathrin Reuschel, Lorenz Hurni, William Cartwright
      Pages 1-16

About this book


This book is the fruition of work from contributors to the Art and Cartography: Cartography and Art symposium held in Vienna in February 2008. This meeting brought together cartographers who were interested in the design and aesthetics elements of cartography and artists who use maps as the basis for their art or who incorporate place and space in their expressions. The outcome of bringing together these like minds culminated in a wonderful event, spanning three evenings and two days in the Austrian capital. Papers, exhi- tions and installations provided a forum for appreciating the endeavors of artists and cartographers and their representations of geography. As well as indulging in an expansive and expressive occasion attendees were able to re? ect on their own work and discuss similar elements in each other’s work. It also allowed cartographers and artists to discuss the potential for collaboration in future research and development. To recognise the signi? cance of this event, paper authors were invited to further develop their work and contribute chapters to this book. We believe that this book marks both a signi? cant occasion in Vienna and a starting point for future collabo- tive efforts between artists and cartographers. The editors would like to acknowledge the work of Manuela Schmidt and Felix Ortag, who undertook the task of the design and layout of the chapters.


Art Installations Computer Graphics Design GIS Geographical Representation Graphic Design cartography computer installation

Editors and affiliations

  • Lehn
    • 1
  • Gartner
    • 2
  • Cartwright
    • 3
  1. 1.Akademie der Bildenden Künste WienWienAustria
  2. 2.Fak.Tech.Naturwiss./Inform.TU WienWienAustria
  3. 3.Dept. Land InformationRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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