Gorgeous Coffee-Table Books for Art Lovers

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The Map as Art

The Map as Art

256 pages; Princeton Architectural Press
Katharine Harmon's The Map as Art is a collection of visionary topographies and imaginary geographies charted by artists including Vik Muniz, a Brazilian who re-creates the globe from pieces of junk; Kim Jones, an American who draws obsessively detailed battle diagrams; and the amazing Congolese painter Chéri Samba, who populates his dreamscape with figures from the all-too-real spheres of politics and finance.
— Francine Prose