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My daughter’s new husband really loves old maps, so she wanted to surprise him by decorating the office in their new home with maps, and so I got her Making Art From Maps. It’s a serious walkthrough of a wide range of decorating styles and approaches, from elaborate fine art to simple arts & crafts displays. I like how map motifs and literal maps are both used in so many different ways.
She’s finding that printing old maps she finds online to be a way to save money moving forward, and to discover all sorts of maps — everything from medieval maps, to vintage Disneyland maps, to the classic Middle Earth map that Tolkien drew himself. She was able to do a variety of things with the new study, and he’s thrilled. We both recommend this book.