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Paula Scher Maps Hardcover – 26 Oct 2011

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 01 edition (26 Oct. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616890339
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616890339
  • Product Dimensions: 29.2 x 2.5 x 31.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 611,912 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The colorful, annotated paintings collected in Paula Scher MAPS offer a world informed by the graphic designer's poignant and incisive commentary." - Travel + Leisure

"If you are looking for good books on interior design theory, the pickings are quite slim. Lois Weinthal's massive 648-page reader redresses this with a carefully curated collection of 48 essays, with texts by Wim Wenders, Le Corbusier, Beatriz Colomina, and (my favorite) Juhani Pallasmaa. While there is an almost too heavy reliance on essays from the field of architecture (and you cant really blame Weinthal for that), she divides the book into eight chapters, pulling from many fields: fashion, philosophy, film, and art." - Paul Makovsky, Designers&Books

"This excellently produced monograph features 39 of Scher's most riveting geographical visions." --The Daily Beast

"A lavish, formidable large-format volume collecting 39 of her swirling, colorful cartographic points of view, a beeline addition to my favorite books on maps. Cherry on top: The cover jacket folds out into her legendary colorful map of the world. Artful and opinionated, MAPS is a beautiful antidote to the sterile objectivity of location-aware apps and devices...shining with Scher's own distinct, quirky, visionary voice." -- Brain Pickings

"Forget about getting from point A to point B and journey through the crazy detailed, deceptively accurate, wild imagination of Paula Scher." -- Communication Arts

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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful! 19 Dec. 2013
By Cecily G. - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a beautiful coffee table book that I got for my sister a few years ago. The illustrations are fun to look at, and I would say this is a great gift idea for anyone who loves maps or funky art inspiration.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous! 2 Dec. 2012
By Lynn F - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a beautifully produced book illustrating work from one of today's most wonderful designers. I'd definitely recommend it for anyone interested in Scher's work, or in mark-making.
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book 8 Feb. 2013
By gkoutnik - Published on Amazon.com
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Beautiful concept, gorgeous production; a wonderful book to enjoy again and again. It came in a plastic envelope which keeps it clean, but makes it hard to take out and browse through on a whim.
5.0 out of 5 stars Map-tastic! 30 Nov. 2012
By Nug - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this book. I'm in graphics and love this artists translation with words. The book is a great gift for those into both design and cartography. Also, the delivery was timely.
5.0 out of 5 stars Maps as Art 17 April 2013
By Dr. Neil S. Kaye - Published on Amazon.com
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Awesome for filling the mind with new ways to look at our world. A great coffee table addition. Outsider art/visionary art.
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