Got this book long ago in Melbourne by explaining some of its fundamental problems as a text, and on that basis got it Half Price from the bookseller – ahh the days when bookshop staff were also readers (sure, some still are, but I miss the days when Peter from Compendium already knew which two books I would buy from the store each week I came in, though I’d still browse for an hour or two just in case).
Anyway, here I am thinking of producing a series of covers that illustrate problems with texts in publishing, and this trans of Merleu-Ponty I guess is example No 1.
From: The Global Nomad: Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice
edited by Dr. Greg Richards, Dr. Julie Wilson 2004
And From: A Common Mission: Healthy Patterns in Congregational Mission Partnerships
By David Wesley 2014
Claire Reddleman’s new book ‘Cartographic Abstraction in Contemporary Art: Seeing with maps’ is out now from Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies!
“It’s all about different forms of cartographic viewing – including the ‘cartographic view from nowhere’, drone viewing, the Apollonian view (in which the earth is ‘seen’ from space), remote cartographic viewing (with particular reference to the antipodes) and an ‘immersive’ form of viewing cartographically from within an art installation. These ways of seeing with maps are explored with close reference to a series of contemporary artworks, by Joyce Kozloff, James Bridle, Trevor Paglen, Layla Curtis and Bill Fontana. The book is a development of my phd thesis, and so is most likely to be of interest for postgraduate students and researchers – but I think the material about the artworks will also be of interest for art students, artists and art-world professionals, and the theoretical ideas about cartographic abstraction will be of interest for people who work on real abstraction and Marxian-informed ways of thinking about art and visual culture”.
Here is the official blurb:
In this book, Claire Reddleman introduces her theoretical innovation ‘cartographic abstraction’ – a material modality of thought and experience that is produced through cartographic techniques of depiction. Reddleman closely engages with selected artworks (by contemporary artists such as Joyce Kozloff, Layla Curtis, and Bill Fontana) and theories in each chapter. Reconfiguring the Foucauldian underpinning of critical cartography towards a materialist theory of abstraction, cartographic viewpoints are theorised as concrete abstractions. This research is positioned at the intersection of art theory, critical cartography and materialist philosophy.
Here are the chapter headings:
Intro – From Critical Cartography to Cartographic Abstraction: Rethinking the Production of Cartographic Viewing Through Contemporary Artworks
1. Reconfiguring the View From Nowhere: Collage and Complicity in ‘Targets’ by Joyce Kozloff
2. The Drone’s Eye View: Networked Vision and Visibility in Works by James Bridle and Trevor Paglen
3. Remote Viewing, Cartographic Abstraction and the Antipodes: Three Works by Layla Curtis
4. Signification in the Soundscape: Bill Fontana’s ‘River Sounding’
5. Cartographic Abstraction: A Material Modality of Thought and Experience
‘Cartographic Abstraction in Contemporary Art: Seeing with maps’ is available for library recommendation at under £90 from Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Cartographic-abstraction-in-contemporary-art-seeing-with-maps/Reddleman/p/book/9781138712577. The kindle edition is about £26. ISBN 10: 1138712574 / ISBN 13: 9781138712577. Paperback in 2019 if you are not made of money.
Click on the link to go to the site.
And a huge number of other report on Inspections here:
And how about this one? Women in the Factory, 1922.
I will attach the entire Pdf if my wordpress memory space fits it here
Good to be on the same page as Steve Redhead. Thanks Tara Brabazon, from her book “The University of Google: Education in the (Post) Information Age” By Tara Brabazon
It is my favourite opening, my tribute to Erik Satie.