Apollo's Eye by Denis E. Cosgrove
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Apollo's Eye
By Denis E. Cosgrove

Apollo's Eye

A Cartographic Genealogy of the Earth in the Western Imagination

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Apollo's Eye by Denis E. Cosgrove

Book Awards

  • Winner of AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: Geography and Earth Sciences 2004.

Book Description

"Earthbound humans are unable to embrace more than a tiny part of the planetary surface. But in their imagination they can grasp the whole of the earth, as a surface or a solid body, to locate it within infinities of space and to communicate and share images of it."-from the Preface Long before we had the ability to photograph the earth from space-to see our planet as it would be seen by the Greek god Apollo-images of the earth as a globe had captured popular imagination. In Apollo's Eye, geographer Denis Cosgrove examines the historical implications for the West of conceiving and representing the earth as a globe: a unified, spherical body. Cosgrove traces how ideas of globalism and globalization have shifted historically in relation to changing images of the earth, from antiquity to the Space Age. He connects the evolving image of a unified globe to politically powerful conceptions of human unity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801874444
ISBN-10: 0801874440
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Geography and Vision by Denis E. Cosgrove Geography and Vision, Paperback (April 2008)

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Mappings by Denis E. Cosgrove Mappings, Paperback (March 1999)

In their diverse expressions, maps and the representational processes of mapping have constructed the spaces of modernity since the early Renaissance. This title explores what mapping has meant in the past and how its meanings have altered.

Iconography of Landscape by Denis E. Cosgrove Iconography of Landscape, Paperback (September 1989)

This book, first published in 1988, draws together fourteen scholars from diverse disciplines to explicate the status of landscape as a cultural image.

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Author Biography - Denis E. Cosgrove

Denis Cosgrove is Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. His previous books include The Iconography of Landscape, The Palladian Landscape: Geographical Change and Its Cultural Representations in Sixteenth-Century Italy, Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape, and Mappings.

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