The Atlas of Experience

The Atlas of Experience

by Louise van Swaaji, Jean Klare
     
 

An illustrated guide to the most adventurous journey there is: Life.

Human beings have long been addicted to maps: they tell us where we are, how we got where we are, and where we are going next. But The Atlas of Experience is no ordinary book of maps.

While adhering to the conventions of cartography, this atlas invites the traveler to follow

Overview

An illustrated guide to the most adventurous journey there is: Life.

Human beings have long been addicted to maps: they tell us where we are, how we got where we are, and where we are going next. But The Atlas of Experience is no ordinary book of maps.

While adhering to the conventions of cartography, this atlas invites the traveler to follow routes through familiar-looking topography into hitherto uncharted realms of imagination, ideas, feelings and experience.

Cradled by the Ocean of Possibilities, the Sea of Plenty and Still Waters, this strangely familiar place has its capital Boom, its airports Escape and Freedom. It encompasses beautiful regions like the Peninsular of Pleasure as well as desolate wastes such as the Swamps of Boredom and the Bay of Melancholy. Then again there are the well-known Mountains of Work and the Safe Harbour of Home. And what about the Volcanoes of Passion and the border towns of Challenge and Doubt? That's The Atlas of Experience the very special travel book that takes you on the long journey to where you are.

Editorial Reviews

Angell
Call it Proustian cartography: The Atlas of Experience maps existential terrain in striking detail...Atlas appeared in Holland in 1999, where it sold more than 100,000 copies, and the recent English translation is as oddly compelling as the maps themselves.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582341002
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
BOOK&MAP
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Jean Klare and Louise van Swaaij have conceived and produced over twenty countries in this gloriously stimulating and enlightening atlas. Witty and lighthearted, invigorating and thought-provoking, The Atlas of Experience is the perfect gift.

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