A lovely small-trim edition of the award-winning Atlas of Remote Islands
The Atlas of Remote Islands, Judith Schalansky’s beautiful and deeply personal account of the islands that have held a place in her heart throughout her lifelong love of cartography, has captured the imaginations of readers everywhere. Using historic events and scientific reports as a springboard, she creates a story around each island: fantastical, inscrutable stories, mixtures of fact and imagination that produce worlds for the reader to explore.
Gorgeously illustrated and with new, vibrant colors for the Pocket edition, the atlas shows all fifty islands on the same scale, in order of the oceans they are found. Schalansky lures us to fifty remote destinations—from Tristan da Cunha to Clipperton Atoll, from Christmas Island to Easter Island—and proves that the most adventurous journeys still take place in the mind, with one finger pointing at a map.
Judith Schalansky was born in 1980 in Greifswald, Germany. She hasdegrees in both History of Art and Communication Design. Judith currentlyworks as a freelance writer and designer in Berlin and has been teaching coursesin the principles of typography at the… More about Judith Schalansky
Hardcover | $20.00
Published by Penguin Books Nov 12, 2014| 240 Pages| 4-5/16 x 6-7/16| ISBN 9780143126676
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“An utterly exquisite object: atlas as Wunderkammer and bestiary, bound in black cloth and sea-blue card…makes a magnificent case for the atlas to be recognised as literature, worthy of its original name – theatrum orbis terrarum, “the theatre of the world”. -Robert Macfarlane, The Guardian (UK)
“‘Paradise is an island. So is hell.’ Or so says Judith Schalansky in the introduction to her charming, spooky and splendid Atlas of Remote Islands.”-The New Yorker’s Book Bench
“The first five times (or so) that I paged through the Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot On and Never Will, I fell deeply in love with the book… Each of author and artist Judith Schalansky’s maps–hand-drawn in shades of gray, black, white, and brilliant orange on cadet blue paper–transported me to a, usually, remote island…” –NationalGeographic.com
“Last night I devoured the most beautiful book… It’s wonderful: it’s like Borges’ eccentric encyclopedias. It is, in a word, great.”-Caustic Cover Critic blog