Mapping has been one of the crucial fertile spaces of exploration for structure and panorama prior to now few many years. At the same time as documenting this shift in illustration from the fabric and bodily description towards the depiction of the unseen and steadily immaterial, Cartographic Grounds takes a important view towards the present use of knowledge mapping and visualization and requires a go back to standard cartographic tactics to reimagine the manifestation and manipulation of the bottom itself.

Each of the 10 chapters makes a speciality of a unmarried cartographic method—sounding/spot elevation, isobath/contour, hachure/hatch, shaded aid, land category, determine-floor, stratigraphic column, go-phase, line image, standard signal—and illustrates it via stunning maps and plans from remarkable designers and cartographers during historical past, from Leonardo da Vinci to James Nook Box Operations. Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of the Harvard Graduate College of Layout, introduces the e book.