Thought for the day

July 6, 2009 § Leave a comment

Orthodox perspective is anti-symbolic and puts the on-looker in a priviledged position. Any picture in perspective fixes the point from which you look. I wanted to be free to look from wherever I chose. I liked any method which allowed me to use things of the same size, whether they were near or far away.

Neurath, describing his childhood addiction for educational books with lots of visual aids, chief among which mapmaking books such as Alexander Von Humbolt’s Cosmos.

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