Mapping out great wall art

11 Aug

My friend, David, has a great series of historic maps of Rome that I have always loved.  As an architect, he’s really enamored with squares and how they work to create communities in cities. 

One of my favorite spots in the world, Paris, is full of squares — so it seems appropriate that this map has been cut into squares (okay, maybe more literally, rectangles) and framed before being re-hung on the wall as one piece of art.  I’ve been saving an article from a magazine for the last 10 years that pretty much looks exactly like this.  I’ll dig it out and post it one of these days. 

My friend, Christiana, came across the photo above and immediately sent it on to me as she knows I’m a big fan of this look — this particular example is a very literal way to take many pieces of “art” to create one bigger piece.  But I think framed pieces, in general, when hung in an interesting collection, can create a signature wall statement for your room.

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