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Eccentric Spaces

Author: Robert Harbison

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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. show more

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Weight 320 g
Author

Robert Harbison

Publisher

MIT Press Ltd

Binding

Paperback / softback

ISBN-10

0262581833

Dimensions

226 x 152 x 12

Language

English

Country of Pub

United States

Book Condition

New

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