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A Dirty Job
Christopher Moore
The Improvisational Cook
Sally Schneider
London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets
Peter Ackroyd
The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography - Katharine Harmon "Geographers submit to a tacit agreement to obey certain mapping conventions, to speak in a malleable but standardized visual language. Artists are free to disobey these rules. They can mock preoccupation with ownership, spheres of influence, and conventional cultural orientations and beliefs." (p. 10)

"Creative geographer and author Denis Wood writes, "Map artists...claim the power of the map to achieve ends other than the social reproduction of the status quo. Map artists do not reject maps. They reject the authority claimed by normative maps uniquely to portray reality as it is, that is, with dispassion and objectivity." " (p. 13)

"Artists chart singular perceptions rather than assert meaning for any collective truth." (p. 15)

[These are map artists, not cartographers per se.]