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)