Duttons Atlas: How Cartography Helped the Canyon Become Grand

Project: Research project

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Description

Duttons Atlas: How Cartography Helped the Canyon Become Grand Duttons Atlas: How Cartography Helped the Canyon Become Grand A 19th century book and companion atlas authored by Clarence Dutton provided the worlds first comprehensive treatment of Grand Canyon geology. It delivered an unprecedented combination of literature, art, and cartography whose reach extended far beyond its original intention. What began as a work of science has survived as an unparalleled work of literature and landscape aesthetics. The Tertiary History of the Grand Caon District with Atlas revolutionized how modern society came to conceptualize and valorize the Grand Canyon. Four transdisciplinary humanities scholars Stephen Pyne, Steven Semken, Julie Tanaka, and Matthew Toro collaborate to produce (1) a digital counterpart to the rare physical atlas, (2) an online exhibit curating the atlas in historical-geographical and sociocultural terms, (3) a complementary in-person exhibit, and (4) an in-person symposium exchanging insights on the impact of Grand Canyon cartography on geographical thought and nature-society relations.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/1/2212/31/22

Funding

  • Arizona Humanities: $7,500.00

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