Observations on Geometry and Cartography: or on the perception and representation of space

  • Vladimiro Valerio Accademia Galileiana di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti

Abstract

In recent years I have found myself reflecting more and more often on the relationship between the geometry of representation and cartography, trying to find a link between these two subjects that could take into account my two paths of life and of research, developed along parallel lines, apparently without points of
contact. It is clear that this reflection did not refer to the need of giving meaning to my personal choices, something that can only be of interest to myself, but rather of understanding if there were, and in what terms, a historical, epistemological link between these two disciplines with very indistinct boundaries. For years I have
collected and studied maps simply for the pleasure of doing so, and for years I have taught and studied Projective and Descriptive Geometry for academic purposes, as well as, of course, taking great pleasure in doing so. (read more)

Published
2019-12-23
How to Cite
[1]
V. Valerio, “Observations on Geometry and Cartography: or on the perception and representation of space”, diségno, no. 5, pp. 71-80, Dec. 2019.