Following 'An Atlas of Rare City Maps' and 'Bird's Eye Views' comes this stunning cartographic anthology that examines verticality in mapping from ancient Iraq to the twenty-first century. In these colorful pages, mountains and molehills bubble up in relief maps of Imperial Roman highways and Leonardo's Tuscany, while the dramatic contours of the Grand Canyon are captured in exquisitely accurate, eye-popping 3-D, courtesy of the futuristic Ambroziak Infinite Perspective Projection.
"A couple of drop-dead gorgeous coffee-table books will appeal to those with an affinity for geography, exploration and art:" Infinite Perspectives: Two Thousand Years of Three-Dimensional Mapmaking, by Brian Ambroziak and Jeffrey Ambroziak (Princeton Architectural Press), is an impressive history of the art and science of "topographical representation." It includes some way-cool 3-D glasses for viewing the last 20 plates in the book, which take three-dimensional maps to a new level (including a you-are-there representation of a Mount St. Helen's map). -- The Seattle Times ARTS Sunday, December 12, 1999
"A rare combination of technology and a passion for making history come alive has produced a revolution in mapmaking. This is a book that anyone interested in history will read with fascination." -- Thomas Fleming, author of Liberty! The American Revolution
Excellent illustrations, images leap into dramatic relief. -- Choice, April 2000
Sophisticated and attractive. -- National Post, 3/11/00
The trajectory of techniques on display here is wonderful. -- Discover Magazine, April 2000