This paper endeavors to highlight the nuances in Modern and Contemporary cartography. Specifically focusing on the relationship between the viewer and the city as enabled by different maps. To examine this relationship, this paper highlights conceptual urban models of the Situationist International from the post war era, late twentieth century modern design by Massimo Vignelli in transit maps, and then contemporary geospatial technology in Tokyo. The distinct complexities in these models inform one another and the overall trajectory of map-making and thus way-finding. These cartographic case studies illuminate the formative nature of urban cartography on the city as a whole and the individual’s place in society.
Art and Art History
McFadyen, Chloe, "Lost and Found: An Exploration of Design in Urban Cartography" (2015). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 6919.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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