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“The Image of San Cristobal,” The Monadnock, 43, June, 1969, pp. 29-45

“On Mental Maps,” The Canadian Cartographer, 9(2), December 1972, pp. 149-150

“The Humanization of Cartography,” Bulletin -- Geography and Map Division, Special Libraries Association, 91, March, 1973, pp. 2-10; reprinted in Bill Katz, ed., Library Literature 4 --The Best of 1973, Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, New Jersey, 1974, pp. 253-265

“Making Seen: The Perception and Generation of Patterns in the Clothing of the Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico,” Student Publication of the School of Design, 24, 1975, pp. 42-116

with Robert Beck, “The Development of Urban Cognition: A Comparison of Some Aggregate and Individual Imagery,” in Gary Moore and Reginald Golledge, eds., Environmental Knowing, Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, 1976, pp. 173-184

with Robert Beck, “Talking With Maps: Environmental A, An Experimental Mapping Language,” in Gary Moore and Reginald Golledge, eds., Environmental Knowing, Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, 1976, pp. 351-361

with Robert Beck, “Cognitive Transformations of Information from Urban Geographic Fields to Mental Maps,” Environment and Behavior, 8(2), June, 1976, pp. 199-238

“Children's Books Aren't Just for Kids,” Bulletin -- Geography and Map Division, Special Libraries Association, 104, July 1976, pp. 17-26

“Design Despite Information: The Case of Playgrounds,” Industrialization Forum, 8(1), 1977, pp. 37-40

“Human Instrumentality and Environmental Evaluation,” Student Publication of the School of Design, 25, 1977, pp. 38-48

“Free the Children! Down With Playgrounds!” McGill Journal of Education, 7(2), Fall, 1977, pp. 227-242

“Now and Then: Comparisons of Ordinary Americans' Symbol Conventions With Those of Past Cartographers,” Prologue: The Journal of the National Archives, 9(3), Fall, 1977, pp. 151-161

“The Stars in Our Hearts: Critical Commentary on George Lucas' Star Wars,” The Journal of Popular Film and Television, 6(3), 1978, pp. 262-279; reprinted in Against the Sith, 5, July, 1979, pp. 14-18

“Introducing the Cartography of Reality,” in Marwyn Samuels and David Ley, eds., Humanistic Geography: Prospects and Problems, Maaroufa Press, Chicago, 1978, pp. 207-219

“Growing Up Among the Stars: More on George Lucas' Star Wars,” Literature/Film Quarterly, 6(4), Fall, 1978, pp. 327-341

“As Sand On the Beach: Commentary on Matthew Robbins and Hal Barwood's Corvette Summer,” The Journal of Popular Film and Television, 7(2), 1979, pp. 130-145

“All the Words We Cannot Say: Critical Commentary on Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter,” The Journal of Popular Film and Television, 7(4),1980, pp. 366-382

“The Empire's New Clothes,” Film Quarterly, 34(3), Spring, 1981, pp. 10-16

“The Bodies We Keep Tripping Over: Critical Commentary on Sam Fuller's The Big Red One,” Journal of Popular Film and Television, 9(1), Spring, 1981, pp. 2-12

“In Defense of Indefensible Space,” in Paul and Patricia Brantingham, eds., Urban Crime and Environmental Criminology, Sage, Beverly Hills, 1981, pp. 77-95

“Selected Poems from Moving,” CELA Forum, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, 1(1), Spring, 1981, pp. 31-34

“Misplaced,” Windhover, 41, 1982, pp. 76-87

“Selected Poems from Getting,” CELA Forum, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, 1(2), Summer, 1982, pp. 30-32

“To Catch the Wind,” Outlook, 46, Winter, 1982, pp. 3-31; epitomized in Newsletter, International Association for the Child's Right To Play, 8(3), October, 1982, pp. 9-10 and 14-15

“Space and Time,” Mathematics Teaching, 104, September, 1983, pp. 21-23

“Cultured Symbols: Thoughts on the Cultural Context of Cartographic Symbols,” Cartographica, 21(4), Winter, 1984, pp. 9-37

“A Neighborhood Is To Hang Around,” Children's Environments Quarterly, 1(4), Winter 1984, pp. 29-35

“Geography Tests Attitude of Public, Students and Media – Guest Column,” The Technician, April 19, 1985, p. 5

“Doing Nothing,” Outlook, 57, Autumn, 1985, pp. 3-20; and the related, “Doing Nothing (Extracts),” Children's Environments Quarterly, 2(2), Summer, 1985, pp. 14-25

“The Breakfast Club In the Killing Fields,” Nu Rite, 1, May-June, 1985, unpaginated

“The Weird Science in Weird Science,” Nu Rite, 2, October-November, 1985, pp. 13-17

“Seeing and Being,” Film Quarterly, 39(3), Spring, 1986, pp. 62-65

with John Fels, “Designs on Signs: Myth and Meaning in Maps,” Cartographica, 23(3), Autumn, 1986, pp. 54-103; reprinted in Martin Dodge and Jeremy Crampton, Classics in Cartography: Reflections on the Most Influential Articles from the Journal Cartographica, Wiley, New York, 2010

“No Place For a Kid: Critical Commentary on The Last Starfighter,” Journal of Popular Film and Television, 14(2), Summer, 1986, pp. 52-65

“Facing the Demon Within: A Few Words on the Drawings of Ron Rozzelle,” in Huston Paschal, ed., Private Visions, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 1986, pp. 2-5

“The False Bright Hope,” Journal of Architectural Education, 40(2), Jubilee, 1987, pp. 95-96

“Pleasure In the Idea: The Atlas As a Narrative Form,” Cartographica, 24(1), Spring, 1987, pp. 24-45

“Commentary on David Woodward, ed., Art and Cartography: Six Historical Essays,” Cartographica 24(3), Autumn, 1987, pp. 76-82

“Jeremy Anderson,” Children's Environments Quarterly, 4(3), Fall, 1987, pp. 47-48

“I Don't Feel That About Environmental Psychology Today, But I Want To,” Journal of Environmental Psychology, 7(4), December, 1987, pp. 417-424

“The History of Cartography/Volume 1: Review Article,” Cartographica, 24(4), Winter, 1987, pp. 69-78

20 Artists/Los Angeles (catalogue essay), City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, 1988

“Jeremy Anderson,” Journal of Geography, 87(4), July-August, 1988, p. 147

“The Shape of a World With Many Centers: The World View of Some Puerto Rican Adolescents, 1969-1970,” Children's Environments Quarterly, 5(2), Summer, 1988, pp. 10-16

“Unnatural Illusions: Some Words About Visual Resource Management,” Landscape Journal, 7(2), Fall, 1988, pp. 192-205

with Robert Beck, “Janine Eber Maps London: Individual Dimensions of Cognitive Imagery,” Journal of Environmental Psychology, 9(1), March, 1989, pp. 1-26

“Commentary on J. B. Harley's 'Deconstructing the Map',” Cartographica, 26 (3 & 4), Autumn & Winter, 1989, pp. 117-119

with Robert Beck, “The Do's and the Don't's: The Transmission of Culture and the Rule of the Family,” Children's Environments Quarterly, 7(1), 1990, pp. 2-14

“All Children Are Not 11-Year-Old Boys,” Children's Environments Quarterly, 7(3), 1990, pp. 70-71

with Robert Beck: “Tour Personality: The Interdependence of Environmental Orientation and Interpersonal Behavior,” Journal of Environmental Psychology, 10(4), December, 1990, pp. 177-207

“What To Do?” (catalogue essay for Robert Rauschenberg:1974-1991), City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, 1991, pp. 6-14

“Looking For Life In the Heart of the City,” Places 7(2), Winter, 1991, pp. 40-47

“Maps Are Territories/Review Article,” Cartographica, 28(2), Summer, 1991, pp. 73-80

“Culture Naturale: Some Words About Gardening,” Landscape Journal, 11(1), Spring, 1992, pp. 58-66

“Untitled” in The Power of Maps,Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, 1992; reprinted as “One Perspective on the Common Scene,” in The Power of Maps, International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1993

“How Maps Work,” Cartographica, 29(3&4), Autumn/Winter 1992, pp. 66-74

with Barbara Belyea, “Review Article of Denis Wood's Power of Maps and the Author's Reply,” Cartographica, 29(3&4), Autumn/Winter 1992, pp. 94-99

“Property and Politics: Are Maps Sending Society In a Wrong Direction?” Boston Sunday Journal, January 24, 1993, pp. 69-70

“The Power of Maps,” Scientific American, 268(95), May, 1993, pp. 88-93

“We're Mothballing Downtown, and That's Fine,” Governing, 6(8), May, 1993, pp. 10-11; reprinted as as “Keep downtowns in good shape for families who'll be moving back,” in the Salt Lake City Deseret News, May 20, 1993; “Downtowns will come back,” in the Finger Lakes Times, May 20, 1993; as “U.S. Downtowns may be empty now, but we'll need them in the future,” in the West Chester (PA) Daily Local News, May 20, 1993; as “Is there a downtown in your future?” in the Chicago Tribune, May, 21, 1993; as “Our downtowns are empty now but we'll be needing them in the future,” in the Dayton Daily News, May 21, 1993; as “Our downtowns are empty now but we'll need them in the future,” in the Fairfield (CA) Daily Republic, May 23, 1993; as “Reason to keep our downtowns: Though empty now, we'll need them in the future,” in the Naples (FL) Naples Daily News, May 23, 1993; as “Downtowns mothballed for future,” in the Danville (VA), Danville Register and Bee, May 23, 1993; as “Keep downtown in shape until we come to our senses,” in the Quincy Herlad-Whig, May 23, 1993; as “Downtowns may be down, but we'll need them,” in the La Crosse Tribune, May 24, 1993; as “We'll need our downtowns again someday,” in the Oakland Tribune, May 24, 1993; as “Going back to downtowns is the way up for society,” Winston-Salem Journal, May 25, 1993; “Downtown, everything's waiting for you,” in the San Francisco Examiner, May 25, 1993; as “Someday cities might be going back downtown” in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, May, 1993; as “Spiffy and empty: Put downtowns in mothballs until people return,” in the San Jose Mercury News, June 1, 1993; as “Downtowns worth the effort to save for the future,” in The Boston Herald, June 12, 1993; as “Downtowns: If we maintain them, we will return,” in the Birmingham Post-Herald, June 18, 1993; as “One day, we'll need our downtowns,” in the Winter Haven New-Chief, August 23, 1993

“Boylan Heights, Raleigh, NC,” Small Town Observer, Spring, 1993, p. 31

“Between the Wall and the Road: Some Words About Charlotte,” ArtVu, 7(1), Spring, 1993, pp. 5-16

with Robert Beck, “The Dialogic Socialization of Aggression in a Family's Court of Reason and Inquiry,” Discourse Processes, 16(3), 1993, pp. 341-362

“Maps and Mapmaking," Cartographica, 30(1), Spring, 1993, pp. 1-9

“Ground To Stand On: Some Notes on Kids' Dirt Play,” Children's Environments, 10(1), 1993, pp. 3-18

"Outside of Nothing: The Place of Community in Francis Coppola's The Outsiders," in Stuart Aitken and Leo Zonn, eds., Power, Place, Situation and Spectacle, Rowan and Littlefield, Totowa, New Jersey, 1993

“What Makes a Map a Map,” Cartographica, 30(2&3), Summer/Autumn, 1993, pp. 81-86

“The Fine Line Between Mapping and Mapmaking,” Cartogrphica 30(4), Winter, 1993, pp. 50-60

“Strong Body Clear Voice,” Exhibitionist 13(1), Winter/Spring, 1994, pp. 26-29

“Memory, Love, Distortion, Power,” Orion Magazine, 13(2), Spring, 1994, pp. 24-33

“P. D. A. Harvey and Medieval Mapping: An Essay Review,” Cartographica 31(3), Autumn 1994, pp. 52-59

“Images of the World,” Geographical: The Royal Geographical Society Magazine, 66(12), December 1994, p. 19

“Thinking With Maps,” Statements, 10(1), Winter, 1995, pp. 6-9

“The Spell of the Land,” in George Thompson, ed., Landscape in America, University of Texas Press, Austin, 1995, pp. 3-13

“Endless Luv,” Harper’s Magazine, 291(1745), October, 1995, pp. 28-32 (this is the partial publication of a collection I’ve made of letters passed in class by high school students from the ’60s and ’90s)

“To Write Is To Wrestle, To Wrestle Is To Write,” American Wrestling Journal 1(3), Winter/Spring, 1995-1996, pp. 2-5

“Maps and Mapmaking,” Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, Helaine Selin, ed., Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1997, pp. 549-554 (a Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Book)

“Maps Are For Everything ... And Everybody,” Dragonfly Teacher’s Companion, 2(5), May/June, 1998, pp. 9-10

“Warning: Trying To Live in Raleigh Can Kill You,” Kings Crier: A Local News Magazine Mostly About Rock, 4, June 9, 2000, p. 11

“The Champs in Analysis,” Kings Crier, 5. July 24, 2000, pp. 7-8

“Popular Culture,” Encyclopedia of Global Change, Oxford, New York, 2001, pp. 269-272

“The Sharpest Irony (Prison Is a Third Place),” in Ray Oldenburg, ed., Celebrating the Third Place: Inspiring Stories about the “Great Good Places” at the Heart of Our Communities, Marlowe, New York, 2001, pp. 155-167

“The Map as a Kind of Talk: Brian Harley and the Confabulation of the Inner and Outer Voice,” Visual Communication, 1/2, June 2002, pp. 139-161

“Right Living” (catalogue essay for Right Living: The Paintings of Peter Wood: 1965-2002), Headfooters Outsider Art Gallery, Cleveland, 2002

with Ward Kaiser, “Arno Peters – the Man, the Map, the Message,” The Cartographic Journal 40(1), June 2003, pp. 53-54

“Cartography Is Dead (Thank God!),” Cartographic Perspectives 45, Spring, 2003, pp. 4-7

with Dietz, Steve, Mel Ziegler, Arthur Danto, et al., “Is This an Age of Museums? Session II: Mapping and Technology,” Salmagundi, Summer-Fall, 2003, pp. 139-140

“PDPal,” Gallery 9/Walker Art Center, June-September 2003, http://gallery9.walkerart.org

“Two Maps of Boylan Heights,” in Katherine Harmon, ed., You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2004, pp. 104-107 (with all three maps correctly oriented in the second and third printings)

“The Population Map,” MapReport 23(4), April 2005, pp. 1 and 14-15

“Foreword,” in Tom Koch, Cartographies of Disease, ESRI Press, Redlands (California), 2005

“Map Art,” Cartographic Perspectives 53, Winter 2006, pp. 5-15 (whole issue included in Mapquest, an exhibition of art maps at PS122 Gallery, Sept.-Oct., 2006, New York)

“Catalogue of Map Artists,” Cartographic Perspectives 53, Winter 2006, pp. 61-67 (whole issue included in Mapquest, an exhibition of art maps at PS122 Gallery, Sept.-Oct., 2006, New York)

“The Ins and the Outs: Kids and Space in the Highlands of Puerto Rico,” The Geographical Review 96(2), April 2006, pp. 229-258

with Sean Meehan, Tamio Shiraishi, and Ikuro Takahashi, Shadowed Spaces, Arikia, Scotland, 2007 (published in conjunction with Shadowed Spaces, a touring project conceived by Arika and developed with the artists)

“A Map Is an Image Proclaiming Its Objective Neutrality: A Response to Mark Denil,” Cartographic Perspectives 56, Winter 2007, pp. 4-16

“Some Things Lilla LoCurto and William Outcault Have to Say About Maps,” Cartographic Perspectives 56, Winter 2007, pp. 70-77

with John Fels, The Natures of Maps: Cartographic Constructions of the Natural World, excerpt from Chapter 1 of The Natures of Maps, together with three responses by Chris Perkins (“Wood(s) and Trees – (Re)posting Nature”), Gwilym Eades (“Myth, Artifice, Nets”), and Rob Kitchin (“The Practice of Mapping”), and Denis Wood and John Fels, “Reply,” Cartographica 43(3), 2008, pp. 189-219

with John Krygier, “This Is Not the World,” in Martin Dodge, Rob Kitchin, and Chris Perkins, eds., Rethinking Maps:New Frontiers in Cartographic Theory, Routledge, Abingdon, 2009, pp. 189-219

with John Krygier, “Maps,” “Critical Cartography,” “Protest Maps,” and “Map Types,” in Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift, eds., International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Elsevier, 2009

with Adam Katz, “Introduction,” in Adam Katz and Brian Rosa, eds., Tattered Fragments of the Map, the limits of fun, Los Angeles, 2009, pp. 11-19 (on the occasion of the Photocartographies exhibition at g727 in Los Angeles)

“Not the World We’d Mapped,”in Christine Takengny and Teresa Cisneros, eds., Whose Map is it? New mapping by artists, Iniva, London, 2010

Lynch Debord: About Two Psychogeographies," Cartographica 45(3), 2010, pp. 185-200

Wood, Denis and John Fels, “Reflection Essay: Designs on Signs: Myth and Meaning in Maps,” in Martin Dodge, ed., Classics in Cartography: Reflections on Influential Articles from Carographica, John Wiley, Chichester, 2011


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