MAPS

Roma Interrotta


Twelve contemporary architects reimagine Rome, based on Giambattista Nolli's 18th-century urban plan. This exhibition includes the work of Piero Sartogo, Costantino Dardi, Antoine Grumbach, James Stirling, Paolo Portoghesi, Romaldo Giurgola, Robert Venturi, Colin Rowe, Michael Graves, Leon Krier, Aldo Ross, and Robert Krier.
Rome, Architecture, MAPS, urban planning, traveling exhibitions

Resorts of the Catskills


An exhibition of the architectural and social history of this New York mountain resort. Photographs, maps, Hudson River School paintings, and historical documents contribute to the depiction of this popular vacation spot from pre-Civil War days to the present time.
New York, resort, photographs, MAPS, paintings, books, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350457

The Four Continents


An exhibition tracing the allegorical representation of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America on decorative objects since the 5th century. The more than 100 objects on display include ceramics, coins, glassware, maps, textiles, globes, wallpaper, and engravings. The 17th and 18th centuries are the main focus of the exhibition because of Europe's discovery of the New World. Most of the objects on view were formerly in the private collection of  James Hazen Hyde.
James Hazen Hyde, ceramics, coins, glassware, MAPS, textiles, decorative objects, wallcoverings, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349839

The Power of Maps


The process of mapping and a look at maps as both records and symbols of changing perceptions of the world are documented in this exhibition celebrating the Columbus Quincentenary. More than 200 maps are on view, including a 15th-century clay tablet, a 17th-century Islamic celestial globe, an 18th-century scroll of the coast of China, and contemporary maps based on satellite imagery. The exhibition shows how every map expresses a point of view at the same time that it provides information, and how maps are used every day to shape our vision of who and where we are. 
MAPS, mapping, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349307

Scher Abundance


There is a show called MAPS at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery exhibiting an abundant selection of cartographic paintings by Paula Scher of Pentagram, including pieces painted between 1998 and 2010. You don’t realize how big these paintings are when you see them online or reproduced as prints—for example, the World Trade map from 2010 is 92” high by 157” wide.
Paula Scher, Pentagram, cartographic, paintings, map, MAPS, big

Constructive Maps


Descriptions of the world’s informal settlements are often filled with two kinds of figures – images of families living and working in deeply impoverished conditions are matched with global urbanization statistics. Mediating between these two types of information is the process of enumeration and community mapping.
MAPS, map making, advocacy, citizen, enumeration, community mapping, Hull-House, Florence Kelley, interactive websites, living project, Ushahidi, Voice of Kibera, local

The World According to Paula Scher


We’re excited about Paula Scher’s limited-edition print of The World as part of Cooper-Hewitt’s Limited Editions in Design program. Released by our friends at 20×200 and based on her gorgeous maps series—these prints are now available! 
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National Design Awards and the 2008 Presidential Election


Perceptive Pixel’s Magic Wall played a central role in CNN’s rather exuberant coverage of President Barack Obama’s press conference last week on the occasion of his 100th day in office. The press conference was streamed on the White House’s YouTube channel, marking the first time the White House had ever livestreamed a news event.
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