Views Map: Edinburgh

Stunning views in Edinburgh appear for unexpected moments between tall buildings. The silhouettes of Edinburgh buildings in themselves are not instantly recognisable, but the small gaps through which you glimpse them make them unique. Edinburgh’s iconic views are extreme vertical and horizontal panoramas. Colours reference the hypsometric tints of Bartholomew’s map designs which were styled to focus on the traveller.

The term panorama was first used in Edinburgh, coined by the Irish painter, Robert Barker, to describe his paintings of the city in 1792.

Research undertaken during 2009-2010 and exhibited at Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2011 in a plan chest with “panoramically-modified” binoculars.

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Date: 2011

Media & size: Digital print, 1089mm x 841mm
Exhibited: 2011 – Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show
Permanent Collection(s): National Library of Scotland