Saturday, 11 April 2020

Literary Landscapes: maps from fiction

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This exhibition took place in 2015, but is available virtually.

Maps of imaginary places have accompanied literature for centuries. 
Visualizing the fanciful worlds described in works of fiction sets the stage for events taking place in a story, and often provides insight into the characters themselves. 
In this exhibition of forty items, visitors will discover maps from a variety of fictional genres, learn how authors create imaginary worlds, and appreciate why descriptive geography is essential to the story. People and creatures, even those who exist only in tales, are related to place, and maps of their imaginary worlds allow readers to be transported into the geography of fantasy.

And this is just one of several exhibitions which can be visited virtually at the same venue.

This one on Geography in the Classroom is particularly good.
I like the look of this game
Loto des 5 parties du monde

Thanks to David Cooper for the tipoff.

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