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Eccentric Spaces, Paperback / softback Book

Eccentric Spaces Paperback / softback

Part of the The MIT Press series

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The subject is the human imagination-and the mysterious interplay between the imagination and the spaces it has made for itself to live in: gardens, rooms, buildings, streets, museums and maps, fictional topographies, and architectures.

The book is a lesson in seeing and sensing the manifold forms created by the mind for its own pleasure. Like all of Robert Harbison's works, Eccentric Spaces is a hybrid, informed by the author's interests in art, architecture, fiction, poetry, landscape, geography, history, and philosophy.

The subject is the human imagination-and the mysterious interplay between the imagination and the spaces it has made for itself to live in: gardens, rooms, buildings, streets, museums and maps, fictional topographies, and architectures.

The book is a lesson in seeing and sensing the manifold forms created by the mind for its own pleasure. Palaces and haunted houses, Victorian parlors, Renaissance sculpture gardens, factories, hill-towns, ruins, cities, even novels and paintings constructed around such environments-these are the spaces over which the author broods.

Brilliantly learned, deliberately remote in form from conventional scholarship, Eccentric Spaces is a magical book, an intellectual adventure, a celebration. Since its original publication in 1977, Eccentric Spaces has had a devoted readership.

Now it is available to be discovered by a new generation of readers.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theory of art
  • ISBN: 9780262581837

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