Arch. Myriam B. Mahiques Curriculum Vitae

Friday, January 25, 2013

Great design of maps and land cross sections

Felipe Correa/Somatic Collaborative, The Section as a Tool: A Regional Framework for Alexander von Humboldt’s Avenue of the Volcanoes, 2004.

I am sharing these great maps, land cross sections, cartography designs in general, from the post by landscape professor in Harvard, Jill Desimini: Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary- It´s only my selection, click below to see the gallery in full:

Alexander von Humboldt, Humboldt’s Distribution of Plants in Equinoctial America: According to Elevation above the Level of the Sea, 1854.[Courtesy of Harvard Map Collection] 

George F. Becker, Comstock Mine Maps—Numbers IV and V, 1882 [© 2000 Cartography Associates]

STUDIO 09, Bernardo Secchi and Paola Viganò, Le Grand Paris, The After Kyoto Metropolis, 2009

Matthew Paris, Map of the British Isles, 1250. [© British Library Board]

Alison and Peter Smithson, Cambridge Walks, 1976. [Alison and Peter Smithson Archive, Courtesy of the Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University]

Yamashiro no Kuni ezu, 1800. [Courtesy of Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division]

Zoom of the Yamashiro no Kuni ezu, 1800 (map above)

Eduard Imhof, Karte der Gegend um den Walensee, 1938. .[Courtesy of Alpines Museum der Schweiz, Bern] 

Zaha Hadid, The Peak Leisure Club, Hong Kong, 1982–1983.

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