You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination

The 100-plus images of maps collected here range from prehistoric petroglyphs and Leonardo’s maps of the human circulatory system to the cartography of shifting cloudscapes; from Gulliver and Gilligan’s Island to maps of the movie stars’ homes. Particularly interesting are the ebb-and-flow maps of the imagination created by artists, including Kim Dingle’s assemblage of what Las Vegas High School students came up with when asked to draw the United States, and Simon Patterson’s map of the London Tube as a great bear rug connecting historic and pop culture events. Harmon has put together an intriguing assaying of map-making as an attempt to understand where we are and where we hope to get—whether it’s Winnemucca or Zamboanga, Heaven or Hell.