The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography
The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography

by Katherine Harmon, Princeton Architectural Press, 2009

Excerpt about Mary Edna Fraser in The Map as Artpages 92 – 93:

“Batik artist Fraser took part in an unusual artistic/ scientific collaboration to draw attention to the complexity and fragility of barrier islands around the world. With Orrin H. Pilkey, a geologist at Duke University, she created the 2003 book A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands. Before beginning each of the batiks that illustrate the book, Fraser hiked the terrain of the islands, viewed their waterways by boat and air, made on-site watercolor studies, and consulted satellite and space shuttle imagery.”

“Edited by Katharine Harmon, the new collection, The Map as Art from Princeton Architectural Press brings together 360 visions of experimental cartography. It is wonderfully inspiring.”
The Morning News

“The Map as Art, a new book edited by Katharine Harmon from Princeton Architectural Press, richly surveys today’s artistic landscape and its relation to the map. For anyone whose ever gotten lost in the pages of a AAA road map or daydreamed of faraway places while spinning a globe, The Map as Art offers ample opportunity for fascination. Over 250 pages of visually engaging, thought-provoking works are rife with relevance.” –Brian Fichtner, Cool Hunting