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Making Maps Beautiful

Stuart Allan is a cartographer who believes a map should be at once accurate and aesthetically pleasing. He joins Fresh Air to talk about his work, and the technical innovations which have led to greater precision in mapmaking.


Other segments from the episode on November 25, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 25, 1988: Interview with Elia Kazan; Commentary on music from New Orleans; Interview with Stuart Allan; Commentary on AIDS activism through art.


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