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Exhibit: Maps As Art

December 8, 2008 - February 28, 2009
The Central Library, Level 5 - Western Art Gallery

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Maps As Art asks you to look - and then to look again. Look not at the place or time represented but for how maps work as visual artifacts. Consider how cartographers and illustrators choose to represent the world with the elements of visual art, including line, space, perspective, color and imagery. Maps As Art presents more than 80 maps and affords an opportunity to explore how we portray our world. Included are a map that shows the elevations of a lake, a city captured on cocktail napkin, and the iconic imagery of highway and street maps.





Colony and Fairchild ribbon map

Myron Coloney and Sidney B. Fairchild. Ribbon map of the Father of Waters. St. Louis, Mo.: Moeller, 1866.

Original Map: 336 x 7 cm.

Denver Public Library, Western History & Genealogy, STX V CG4042 .M5 1866 .R5 (Map Box)

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