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Maps as art (for real this time): Agnes Denes

Maps as art (for real this time): Agnes Denes

the maps of Agnes Denes

Hungarian-born artist Agnes Denes, best known for planting a wheat field in Manhattan and covering a Finnish hillside with trees, also drew the best map projections: why shouldn’t the continents be on a cube? A pyramid? A nautilus? A hot dog? In her words, she was “working with a paradox, defining the elusive, visualizing the invisible, communicating the incommunicable…”

Pictured: Study of Distortions: Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space by Agnes Denes

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