Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline

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What does history look like? How do you draw time? From the most ancient images to the contemporary, the line has served as the central figure in the representation of time. The linear metaphor is ubiquitous in everyday visual representations of time in almanacs, calendars, charts, and graphs of all sorts. Even our everyday speech is filled with talk of time having a "before" and an "after" or being "long" and "short." The timeline is such a familiar part of our mental furniture that it is sometimes hard to remember that ...

Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline 2010, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781568987637

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