IMAGES OF THE RUSSIAN NORTH IN THE ART AND GRAPHIC SUPPORT OF THE ATLAS OF THE ARCTIC

http://doi.org/10.24057/2414-9179-2018-1-24-501-515

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About the Author

Olga I. Markova

Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov,
Leninskiye Gory 1, GSP-1, 119991, Moscow, Russia,
E-mail: solntsevaolga@rambler.ru

Abstract

The Atlas “The Russian Arctic: Space, Time, Resources”, published with the support of PJSC OC “Rosneft”, contains a various information on the natural environment, economic develop ment and social sphere of the Russian Arctic; wherein considerable attention is paid to geology and mineral deposits and, first of all, to oil and gas.

When creating the Atlas, great importance is attached to the design and using of various types of information, including non-cartographic information, although it is not the principal one. A lot of the themes of the atlas, except basic information—maps (among which there are a large number of ancient maps) and accompanying texts as well as independent scientific-сognitive, is illustrated by various figures that create images of the Russian North. Among them—space images, author’s photos, including those photos taken from air carriers, graphics and diagrams, drawings, engravings, pictures of painters, national ornaments and drawings of the peoples of the North. All this varied information required the writing of small texts that perform the functions of logical connectives between different topics and allow the reader, who is not versed in a particular topic, to get an idea of this or that pictorial phenomenon. This approach allowed maximally popularize the Atlas, which wherein did not lose its scientific value. The design of the Atlas uses works of both contemporary photographers and painters, and ancient ones.

Non-cartographic images in the Atlas allow to look at the phenomenon under consideration in the topic on the other side and on a different scale. In this regard, their active using in the modern atlas is very important.

Keywords

design of the modern geographic atlas, the Russian Arctic, images of the Russian North, non-cartographic images, popularization of scientific knowledge.

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For citation: Markova O.I. IMAGES OF THE RUSSIAN NORTH IN THE ART AND GRAPHIC SUPPORT OF THE ATLAS OF THE ARCTIC Proceedings of the International conference “InterCarto. InterGIS”. 2018;24(1):501–515 http://doi.org/10.24057/2414-9179-2018-1-24-501-515