Dorling, D and Fairbairn, D,1997, Mapping; Ways of Representing the World, Longman

For me a marvellous overview of the design processes involved in making maps. The way that information can be represented, misreprsented and simply lost in the process of abstraction involved in making a map, is fascinating. Some of the decisions that are made to take acount of the way we perceive the shapes and symbols on maps is remarkably similar to the way I think when making decisions about abstract works of art.

Dorling, D, Newman, M, and Barfod, A, 2010, The Atlas of the Real World; Mapping the Way We Live , Thames & Hudson

In this atlas the size of countries is scaled according to the subject of the mapping. The way some countries dominate the maps and others all but disappear according to their characteristics is often stark and intuitively informative. What it really reveals is how much one has an idea of how the geographical map of the world should look if areas were to reflect simply natural physical shape and size.

Harmon, K,2009, The Map as Art , Princeton Architectural Press

A remarkably timely publication from my point of view. Katherine Harmon has gathered together an impressive range of examples of work by contemporary artists who use maps as part of their practice.

Lewis-Williams, J.D, and Dowson, T.A.1988, The signs of all times: entoptic phenomena in Upper Palaeolithic art , Current Anthropology V29, #2, The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

I found this online on the publications page at the Rock Art Research Institute, Witwatersrand University.

http://web.wits.ac.za/Academic/Science/Geography/RockArt/ (accessed Nov 2009)

Lüscher, M, 1972, The Lüscher Colour Test, Transl. I Scott, Pan Books


Tolman, E, 1948, Cognitive Maps in Rats and Men, The Psychological Review, 55 (4), pp 189-208

http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Tolman/Maps/maps.htm (accessed Nov 2009)