Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline

Cover
Princeton Architectural Press, 01.02.2012 - 272 Seiten
Now in Paperback! What does history look like? How do you draw time? Cartographies of Time is the first history of the timeline, written engagingly and with incredible visuals. The authors, both accomplished writers and historians, sketch the shifting field of graphic representations of history from the beginning of the print age through the present. They shed light on western views of history and on the complex relationship between general ideas about the course of events and the technical efforts to record and connect dates and names in the past. In addition to telling a rich, forgotten story, this book serves as a kind of grammar of historical representation, uncovering the ways in which time has been structured in thought and in images, in the Western tradition. Written for both the academically curious and the general reader, Cartographies of Time provides a set of tools for understanding the evolution and the significance of graphic representations of time both in history and in contemporary culture.

Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben

LibraryThing Review

Nutzerbericht  - Katya0133 - LibraryThing

I was skeptical that the authors could find enough information in timelines to fill 200+ pages, but I was pleasantly surprised at how they tied in graphical representations of time with the philosophy and current events of the time period, from Biblical chronology to the Cold War. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen

Über den Autor (2012)

Daniel Rosenberg is associate professor of history at the University of Oregon. He has published widely on history, theory, and art, and his work appears frequently in Cabinet magazine, where he is editor-at-large. With Susan Harding, he is editor of Histories of the Future.Anthony Grafton is the Henry Putnam University Professor at Princeton University. He is the author of numerous books on European history and also writes on a wide variety of topics for the New Republic, American Scholar, the New York Review of Books, and the New Yorker.

Bibliografische Informationen