Aesthetics: A Lost Cause in Cartographic Theory?

  title={Aesthetics: A Lost Cause in Cartographic Theory?},
  author={Alexander J. Kent},
  journal={The Cartographic Journal},
  pages={182 - 188}
  • A. Kent
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Art
  • The Cartographic Journal
Abstract Although studies concerned with the communication of information and of power-relations have been central to the development of cartographic theory, as hermeneutics they do not seem to have fully explored the relationship between maps and aesthetics. In this short paper, I will briefly discuss the reasons why aesthetics belongs in the development of cartographic theory and suggest possible avenues for further research. 
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