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Chambers for A Memory Palace (MIT Press)

Chambers for A Memory Palace (MIT Press)
Author: Donlyn Lyndon - Charles W. Moore
ISBN 13: 9780262621052
ISBN 10: 262621053
Edition: N/A
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publication Date: 1996-02-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $32.95

This ode to the spirit of place consists of an exchange of letters

in which one author recalls and the other responds to the elements

considered essential to the art of successful place-making. Each

of the book's chapters forms a chamber, and each chamber is

inscribed with the authors' personal observations.


An exchange of letters between Moore and Lyndon celebrating admired places and the role of design in making them memorable. Deals with design factors such as roofs and canopies, light and shadow, statues, gardens, and other architectural elements. Considers classic Western structures, Asian temples, Islamic tombs, ancient ruins, and modern cities. Includes b&w drawings. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)