Cartographies of Time

Daniel Rosenberg


What does history look like? How do you draw time? Cartographies of Time is the first history of the timeline, written engagingly and with incredible visuals. The authors, both accomplished writers and historians, sketch the shifting field of graphic representations of history from the beginning of the print age through the present. They shed light on western views of history and on the complex relationship between general ideas about the course of events and the technical efforts to record and connect dates and names in the past. In addition to telling a rich, forgotten story, this book serves as a kind of grammar of historical representation, uncovering the ways in which time has been structured in thought and in images, in the Western tradition. Written for both the academically curious and the general reader, Cartographies of Time provides a set of tools for understanding the evolution and the significance of graphic representations of time both in history and in contemporary culture.

Creator Bio

Anthony Grafton is the Henry Putnam University Professor at Princeton University. He has written a number of books on European history, including Defenders of the Text, The Footnote, and What Was History?, and also writes on a wide variety of topics for the New Republic, American Scholar, the New York Review of Books, and the New Yorker. Daniel Rosenberg is associate professor of history at the University of Oregon. He has published widely on history, theory, and art, and his work appears frequently in Cabinet magazine, where he is editor-at-large.

Price £22.50
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 1 April 2012
Pages 272
Height 266mm
Width 218mm
Rights Europe, Africa
ISBN-13 9781616890582