You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination


Author Katharine Harmon
Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
Date 2003
Cover Paperback
Dimensions 9.8 x 7.1 x 0.9 in., 192 pages
Mapmaking fulfills one of our most ancient and deepseated desires: understanding the world around us and our place in it. You Are Here  is a wide-ranging collection of such superbly inventive maps. These are charts of places no one expected to find, but a voyage in imagination: an exploration of the ideal country estate from a dog's perspective; a guide to buried treasure on Skeleton Island; a trip down the road to success; or the world as imagined by an inmate of a mental institution. With over 100 maps from artists, cartographers, and explorers, the book gives the reader a breath-taking view of worlds, both real and imaginary.