ISLAND LONDON MAPPED: 34 POSTERS


ISLAND LONDON MAPPED: 34 POSTERS

STEPHEN WALTER    Book Number: 88946    Product format: Paperback

Like a huge jigsaw with pieces the size of the book (27.5 x 20cm) 34 pull out posters can be removed and perhaps even linked if you're clever! Or framed and admired for their astonishing detail and humour, witty observations about cultural life (very expensive nightclubs, football and Ford). In his fantastically detailed maps of the city, Stephen Walter translates these elements into a tangle of insightful yet humorous words and symbols as he explores the boroughs and the City, places of historic interest and birthplaces of important figures. His groundbreaking, oversized map The Island was one of only two works by contemporary artists to feature in the seminal Magnificent Maps exhibition held at the British Library in 2010, the other by Grayson Perry and was exhibited together with some of the most important maps in history, such as Pierre Desceliers's 1550 world map. The work, which reimagines London as an insular body of land surrounded by water, has now been reconfigured and turned into Walter's own version of a London street atlas, from Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Haringey, Islington to Kingston. A key at the end expains symbols like pawn broker, markets, or where public hangings took place. The large-scale, detailed reproductions allow for close examination of his witty and inventive depictions. Walter's cartographic renderings have a cult following. "Highly detailed, hand-drawn plans of the metropolis record long-forgotten histories and recent developments with a native Londoner's critical eye." -The Observer, May 2015. 33 posters on heavy art card and key to symbols. Prestel first edition 2015. 144 pages.
Published price: $29.95
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ISBN 9783791383347
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