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The Resource The writer's map : an atlas of imaginary lands, edited by Huw Lewis-Jones

The writer's map : an atlas of imaginary lands, edited by Huw Lewis-Jones

Label
The writer's map : an atlas of imaginary lands
Title
The writer's map
Title remainder
an atlas of imaginary lands
Statement of responsibility
edited by Huw Lewis-Jones
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maps have the power to transport us, filled as they are with wonder and possibility. Here, internationally acclaimed writers and illustrators share their personal insights, encompassing not only the maps that appear in their books, but also the maps that have inspired them and the sketches they create in writing. Philip Pullman recounts a map he drew for an early novel; Robert Macfarlane reflects on his cartophilia, set off by 'Treasure Island'; Daniel Reeve describes working on 'The Hobbit' films; Miraphora Mina recalls creating 'The Marauder's Map' for 'Harry Potter'; David Mitchell leads us to the Mappa Mundi by way of 'Cloud Atlas'. And there's much more besides. Amidst a cornucopia of beautiful images, including unpublished sketches by authors, there are maps of the world as envisaged in medieval times, maps from classics of literature and cherished stories, as well as maps of adventure, sci-fi and fantasy, from Atlantis to Westeros, Narnia and Utopia, from Mercator to Tolkien
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
526
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • G3122
  • GA101-1999
  • PN56.I44
LC item number
  • .W757 2018
  • W758 2018b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lewis-Jones, Huw
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imaginary places in literature
  • Geography in literature
  • Imaginary places
  • Imaginary places in literature
  • Geography in literature
  • Imaginary places
Label
The writer's map : an atlas of imaginary lands, edited by Huw Lewis-Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : A plausible possible : Razkavia realized / Philip Pullman -- Part one : Make believe. The little things : mapping memories / Huw Lewis-Jones ; In fabled lands : literary geographies / Huw Lewis-Jones and Brian Sibley -- Part two : Writing maps. First steps : Our Neverlands / Cressida Cowell ; Off the grid : treasured islands / Robert MacFarlane ; Those who wander : Moominvalley and beyond / Frances Hardinge ; Rebuilding Asgard : a Viking worldview / Joanne Harris ; Imaginary cartography : Mordor to Mappa Mundi / David Mitchell -- To know the dark : with Scott and Kircher / Kiran Millwood Hargrave ; The wild beyond : walking in the woods / Piers Torday ; Real in my head : adventures on Castle Key / Helen Moss -- Beyond the blue door : routes through Narnia / Abi Elphinstone -- Part three : Creating maps. Mischief managed : the Marauder's map / Miraphora Mina ; Uncharted territory : a Middle-Earth mapmaker / Daniel Reeve ; Connecting contours : Carta Marina and more / Reif Larsen ; A wild Farrago : far-off fantasies / Russ Nicholson ; The cycle of stories : Early Earth and Faerie / Isabel Greenberg ; No Boy Scout : with swallows and Amazons / Roland Chambers ; Symbols and signs : on Crusoe and others / Coralie Bickford-Smith ; Half thoughts : Clangers and Noggin / Peter Firmin -- Part four : Reading maps. Foreign fantasy : Dungeons and dragons / Lev Grossman ; By a woman's hand : Cartographically curious / Sandi Toksvig ; Landscape of the body : Interior journeys / Brian Selznick ; Exploring unknowns : Terra Incognita / Huw Lewis-Jones -- Envoi. Never forget : the beauty of books / Chris Riddell
Control code
1035795819
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780500519509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1035795819
Label
The writer's map : an atlas of imaginary lands, edited by Huw Lewis-Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : A plausible possible : Razkavia realized / Philip Pullman -- Part one : Make believe. The little things : mapping memories / Huw Lewis-Jones ; In fabled lands : literary geographies / Huw Lewis-Jones and Brian Sibley -- Part two : Writing maps. First steps : Our Neverlands / Cressida Cowell ; Off the grid : treasured islands / Robert MacFarlane ; Those who wander : Moominvalley and beyond / Frances Hardinge ; Rebuilding Asgard : a Viking worldview / Joanne Harris ; Imaginary cartography : Mordor to Mappa Mundi / David Mitchell -- To know the dark : with Scott and Kircher / Kiran Millwood Hargrave ; The wild beyond : walking in the woods / Piers Torday ; Real in my head : adventures on Castle Key / Helen Moss -- Beyond the blue door : routes through Narnia / Abi Elphinstone -- Part three : Creating maps. Mischief managed : the Marauder's map / Miraphora Mina ; Uncharted territory : a Middle-Earth mapmaker / Daniel Reeve ; Connecting contours : Carta Marina and more / Reif Larsen ; A wild Farrago : far-off fantasies / Russ Nicholson ; The cycle of stories : Early Earth and Faerie / Isabel Greenberg ; No Boy Scout : with swallows and Amazons / Roland Chambers ; Symbols and signs : on Crusoe and others / Coralie Bickford-Smith ; Half thoughts : Clangers and Noggin / Peter Firmin -- Part four : Reading maps. Foreign fantasy : Dungeons and dragons / Lev Grossman ; By a woman's hand : Cartographically curious / Sandi Toksvig ; Landscape of the body : Interior journeys / Brian Selznick ; Exploring unknowns : Terra Incognita / Huw Lewis-Jones -- Envoi. Never forget : the beauty of books / Chris Riddell
Control code
1035795819
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780500519509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1035795819

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