Paula Scher

Paula Scher

Maps : Paintings, Installations, Drawings and Prints

Book - 2011
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Grand Central Pub
In the early 1990s, celebrated graphic designer Paula Scher (Make It Bigger, 2002) began painting maps of the world as she sees it. The larger her canvases grew, the more expressionistic her geographical visions became. Displaying a powerful command of image and type, Scher brilliantly transformed the surface area of our world. Paintings as tall as twelve feet depict continents, countries, and cities swirling in torrents of information and undulating with colorful layers of hand-painted boundary lines, place-names, and provocative cultural commentary. Collected here for the first time,Paula Scher MAPS presents thirty-nine of Scher's obsessively detailed, highly personal creations.

Hachette Book Group
In the early 1990s, celebrated graphic designer Paula Scher (Make It Bigger, 2002) began painting maps of the world as she sees it. The larger her canvases grew, the more expressionistic her geographical visions became. Displaying a powerful command of image and type, Scher brilliantly transformed the surface area of our world. Paintings as tall as twelve feet depict continents, countries, and cities swirling in torrents of information and undulating with colorful layers of hand-painted boundary lines, place-names, and provocative cultural commentary. Collected here for the first time, Paula Scher MAPS presents thirty-nine of Scher's obsessively detailed, highly personal creations.

Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781616890339
1616890339
Characteristics: 143 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 32 cm

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