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If there is an ecumenical usual we shared with all men of history is the act of looking at the sky. Hence we extracted the most important ontological questions and the wildest imaginations, calendrical tools and poiesis contemplative. All historical eras also have expressed their vision ofthe universe in representative maps to somehow substantiate its cosmic theory. The new bookCosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Timeimaginative assortment observed that people have answered the questions celestial over time.
Photographer and filmmaker Michael Benson collects cartographic skies thousands of years and presents it in a timeline that facilitates our understanding of history. The book is divided into 10 chapters which, for example, one focuses on the medieval conceptions of our planet surrounded by elemental water, air and fire;another is on the nineteenth century, which refutes the theory that the Earth is spherical and has a square, pointed; other contains the exact drawings of rivers and seas, based on advanced technology skills that we have today.
There is something very attractive to observe erroneous and wonderfully imaginative data visualizations ancient beliefs. Where you do not know what happened there drawings of divine spirits, celestial spheres, dizzy or extremely dark corners and influential moons. The book reminds us that the universe was and still is a great case, and what still remains to be seen is as vast as the universe itself.
The, although much more important in the pre-industrial era, the night sky is where all beings, when we turn our view, we are and we travel in time. The function crononáutica Cosmigraphics reminds us that.