Creative Arts Book of the Week 01/04/2014
Maps by Mizielińska, A & Mizieliński, D.
Newly purchased, it stayed on our display stand for just 24 hours before it flew out of the library on a four week loan. I am not surprised! This oversized quality book of hand drawn maps is an item of great beauty. Lavishly illustrated and full of quirky drawings which include animals and landmarks, it gives a broad factual overview of each country.
If you have seen a copy of the Mediaeval Mappa Mundi you will be able to visualise the style I am describing. Unfortunately not every country is included but I live in hope that Maps 2 may soon be on the horizon.
Click on the link for more details http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/port/items/1110207?
Although the intended audience is ‘Juvenile’, the book description states it as a ‘visual feast for readers of all ages’. Educational as well as visual; I think it will please our illustration students who are looking for something different to inspire them.
So, enjoy……if you can get your hands on it. I may have to order my own copy!