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Cartographies of time 1 edition

Cover of: Cartographies of time | Daniel Rosenberg, Anthony Grafton

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What does history look like? How do you draw time?
From the most ancient images to the contemporary, the line has served as the central figure in the representation of time. The linear metaphor is ubiquitous in everyday visual representations of time—in almanacs, calendars, charts, and graphs of all sorts. Even our everyday speech is filled with talk of time having a "before" and an "after" or being "long" and "short." The timeline is such a familiar part of our mental furniture that it is sometimes hard to remember that we invented it in the first place. And yet, in its modern form, the timeline is not even 250 years old. The story of what came before has never been fully told, until now. More at Princeton Press...

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Cartographies of time
First edition
Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton.

Published 2009 by Princeton Architectural Press in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Time in print
Time tables
Graphic transitions
A new chart of history
Frontier lines
A tinkerer's art
Outside and inside
Big time.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references. 268 color illustrations; 40 b/w illustrations.



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D11.5 .R64 2009

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