Placenotes--Portland

Overview

Places—buildings, neighborhoods, landmarks, and cultural and commercial institutions—help define a city's unique character, its "sense of place." This is the key concept behind Placenotes, a wholly new type of travel guide that features the "one of a kind" places that make a city distinctive. Not a conventional travel book, Placenotes is a set of individual cards that describe specific places. The front of each card has a color photograph that captures the spirit of a particular place. The back of the card tells ...

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Overview

Places—buildings, neighborhoods, landmarks, and cultural and commercial institutions—help define a city's unique character, its "sense of place." This is the key concept behind Placenotes, a wholly new type of travel guide that features the "one of a kind" places that make a city distinctive. Not a conventional travel book, Placenotes is a set of individual cards that describe specific places. The front of each card has a color photograph that captures the spirit of a particular place. The back of the card tells the story of the place, often with commentary by a local expert. It also provides all the practical details you need to plan your visit. A map, index of places, and key to symbols comes in the set. The cards are contained in a sturdy box with a lid that snaps shut with invisible magnets.

Selected Placenotes–Portland:

  • Pioneer Square
  • Hillsdale Library
  • The Pearl District
  • Ira Keller Fountain
  • Chapman Elementary School
  • The Rebuilding Center
  • The Lovejoy Plaza
  • Ace Hotel
  • Hoyt Arboretum
  • Silver Falls State Park
  • Timberline Lodge
  • Jean Vollum National Capital Center
  • Mt. Angel Abbey Library
  • International Rose Test Garden
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615229232
  • Publisher: Moore Center Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Placenotes is the creation of KEVIN KEIM, Director of the Charles W. Moore Center for the Study of Place in Austin, Texas. Charles W. Moore (1925–1993) was a world-renowned architect, educator, and writer. To carry on his work, the Moore Center was founded in 1994 to teach people about the importance of good places, design, and architecture.
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