Topography Now: a round table discussion
Beginning with a short position paper on topography at the British Library by Head of Printed Collections, Adrian Edwards, four leading academics explore the subject of topography in the fields of art history, English literature, and cultural geography.
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Emeritus Professor of History of Art at Bristol University, Stephen Bann, offers his thoughts on the concept of topography in contemporary art.
Emeritus Professor John Barrell explores the 18th-century meanings of ‘landscape’ and ‘topography’ to reassess traditional definitions and distinctions.
George III's extensive collection of maps and views is known as the King's Topographical Collection or 'K.Top' for short. Felicity Myrone explores the history and extent of this rich collection, encompassing up to 40,000 items.