Brain Pickings Icon
Brain Pickings

Reads tagged with “maps”

Ingrid Dabringer’s Map Paintings: Finding Whimsy in Geography
Ingrid Dabringer’s Map Paintings: Finding Whimsy in Geography

What Manhattan’s biceps have to do with Austrian ballet, bird migrations and flamenco.

read article

BBC’s The Beauty of Maps
BBC’s The Beauty of Maps

What cartographic creativity has to do with the limitations of copyright law.

read article

Mapping the Human Condition
Mapping the Human Condition

What the empire of love has to do with the intellect forest and the bay of agoraphobia.

read article

Ordering the Heavens: A Visual History of Mapping the Universe
Ordering the Heavens: A Visual History of Mapping the Universe

From Copernicus to Ancient Korea, or what the Chinese concept of change has to do with Aztec astrology.

read article

Railway Maps of the World
Railway Maps of the World

What the evolution of standardized time zones has to do with train travel in Zimbabwe.

read article

HyperCities: Every Past is a Place
HyperCities: Every Past is a Place

What 17th-century Manhattan has to do with Peru’s grid and the Renaissance in Berlin.

read article

View Full Site

Brain Pickings participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by linking to Amazon. In more human terms, this means that whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link on here, I get a small percentage of its price. That helps support Brain Pickings by offsetting a fraction of what it takes to maintain the site, and is very much appreciated