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Eccentric Spaces : Eccentric Spaces - Robert Harbison

Eccentric Spaces

Eccentric Spaces

Paperback Published: 3rd April 2000
ISBN: 9780262581837
Number Of Pages: 192
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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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Eccentric Spaces... makes me want to rush out in every direction at once and reexamine all I have ever seen. You can hardly ask a book to do more than that. -- Anatole Broyard * New York Times *

ISBN: 9780262581837
ISBN-10: 0262581833
Series: Eccentric Spaces
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 3rd April 2000
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 15.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.32