Eccentric Spaces

Eccentric Spaces

by Robert Harbison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262581833

ISBN-13: 9780262581837

Pub. Date: 03/17/2000

Publisher: MIT Press

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,

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262581837
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/17/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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