Meandering Mississippi

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Of course mapping plays a pivotal role in architecture. Cartography in its various forms enables us to see spaces and imagine their potential through different means of layer information.

Some of the most beautiful images i have found are Harold N. Fisk’s Maps of the Mississippi.

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The monumental collection was produced in 1944 Fisk, who drew the many courses the river had taken, each colour representing a different meander changing its course as it has flooded over time.

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The maps were created as part of an otherwise technocratic report for the Army Corps of Engineers, Fisk’s maps of the historical traces of the Mississippi River are a wonderful suprise.

Presented here is the entire series together.

http://www.radicalcartography.net/?fisk

 

 

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