Placenotes: University of Texas by Charles W. Moore Center for the Study of Place, Other Format | Barnes & Noble
Placenotes: University of Texas

Placenotes: University of Texas

by Charles W. Moore Center for the Study of Place
     
 

As everywhere looks more and more like nowhere, we seek out places that make us feel as though we are somewhere. This is the key concept behind Placenotes, a wholly new kind of travel guide that highlights the buildings, landscapes, landmarks, and cultural and commercial institutions that create a unique "sense of place."

Overview

As everywhere looks more and more like nowhere, we seek out places that make us feel as though we are somewhere. This is the key concept behind Placenotes, a wholly new kind of travel guide that highlights the buildings, landscapes, landmarks, and cultural and commercial institutions that create a unique "sense of place." Each Placenotes card has a vivid color photograph of a featured place, along with engaging text that explains what makes the place significant and provides all the practical details people need to plan their visit. Maps, graphics, and symbols provide easy-to-understand information.

Placenotes is the creation of Kevin Keim, Director of the Charles W. Moore Center for the Study of Place in Austin, Texas. The Moore Center was founded in 1994 to advocate good places, design, and architecture. Charles Moore, a respected architect, educator, and writer, believed that "it is altogether likely that inhabitants themselves can be trusted to know where the real places on the planet are, to go to them, from Disneyland to the Athenian Acropolis, and to send postcards back when the places have spoken to them, and they perceived, with great good feeling, that they were somewhere." Placenotes could be those cards, written by local people who know the genuine places in their communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976649328
Publisher:
Moore Center Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
Boxed set of cards
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.60(d)

What People are saying about this

Michael Graves
The Placenotes cards are a novel idea for someone who craves great travel information, whether visiting in person or simply browsing at home. I love the way the stories behind the buildings amplify the experience of the place.
Robert Campbell
The world is made of real places. It's especially important, in a media-dominated culture, to reacquaint ourselves with that truth. Placenotes is a fresh, ingenious, and practical way to accomplish that goal.

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