city drawing series : kathy prendergast

  City Drawings Series - London-n13   1997   pencil on paper   31 x 21 cm / 12.2 x 8.3 in. Click the picture for source.

City Drawings Series - London-n13 1997 pencil on paper 31 x 21 cm / 12.2 x 8.3 in. Click the picture for source.

  City Drawings Series - Tehran-n44  1997 pencil on paper 31 x 21 cm / 12.2 x 8.3 in. Click on the picture for source.

City Drawings Series - Tehran-n44 1997 pencil on paper 31 x 21 cm / 12.2 x 8.3 in. Click on the picture for source.

Following yesterday's post is another contemporary example of map-art, this time from Kathy Prendergast. I first learned about Prendergast's work in Denis Cosgrove's article "Maps, Mapping, Modernity" (as posted in yesterday's post). Cosgrove's succinct writing does all the summarizing needed to introduce Prendergast's work:

Prendergast’s City Drawings (2001) trace the intricate and beautiful street patterns in the world’s capital cities while challenging their usual hierarchy of size and political or economic significance by removing names and indicators of scale.