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Cartes et paysages : tenter la médiation au XVIIIe siècle : la question des paysages en plan et en perspective

Abstract : Today, the use of maps and plans to represent the world around us has become an obvious methodology. This is illustrated by the increasing number of maps appearing in national papers, event though the booming market of GPS may signal a change. This recent development implies a historical connection to maps that is all the more complex as it is necessarily interwined with the historical concept af landscape. In order to aprehend theses processes, we shall focus on the first landscape mapping and the difficulty of representing a landscape that is still mainly conceived as a horizontal, or even aerial view when maps require zenithal projection. The composite representations produced in the 18th century show that this transition was difficult to implement. This issue was partially solved through standardization in the early 19th century.
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Nicolas Verdier. Cartes et paysages : tenter la médiation au XVIIIe siècle : la question des paysages en plan et en perspective. Les Carnets du paysage, Actes Sud/ École Nationale Supérieure du Paysage, 2010, 20, pp.12-29. ⟨halshs-00545961⟩



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