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Eccentric Spaces This book was one of the greatest books I ever read and influenced me Harbison s treating fictional spaces in literature is a brilliant strategy for evoking the intention of the authors and exploring the ideas that the books represented I am so glad it is now available via this platform Read it It is short, written both like a poem and analysis A great book Must read This is a book waving between realities and dreaming Are included a lot of mainly architectural dreams of Gardens, Sanctums, Cities, Museums, Streets, Monuments, Churches, Castles, Stations, Fictional Places, Maps, Museum Catalogues You are not sure what is writing about Of course always there is a space problems space creates to be solved by infinite solutions by the mind The places of mind have their reflection on reality and vise versa The creativity of the Architect enters in this ref This is a book waving between realities and dreaming Are included a lot of mainly architectural dreams of Gardens, Sanctums, Cities, Museums, Streets, Monuments, Churches, Castles, Stations, Fictional Places, Maps, Museum Catalogues You are not sure what is writing about Of course always there is a space problems space creates to be solved by infinite solutions by the mind The places of mind have their reflection on reality and vise versa The creativity of the Architect enters in this reflection, reflecting it Dreaming the fantastic is not enough it must be lived , Harbison says, while he is absorbed in Hypnerotomachia Poliphili But the biggest lesson is that the real architecture is an effort to spiritualize matter This is a neoplatonic lesson, applied in gothic cathedrals till the sky scrapers The point is to consume the life in thinking and dreaming the most powerful creations of human civilization the cities So, it can be included in a program of urban studies The only critical objection is the feeling of an empty aestheticism, without philosophical gravity The reverie is of course inevitable, and the architectural thought has to do with forms and not essences The book is between philosophy and art, tending to lift the theory of architecture The importance of it is the non important way by which elaborates its subject This book was made less tiresome by imagining it was written by Steven Millhauser Thank you to Jorge Luis Borges for his story of Pierre Menard that gave me the idea. Museums Journak bookshelf by Riika Kuittinen. This book was very close to going on the abandoned shelf just a few too many references I didn t get although they were very rewarding when I did a little too much like name dropping when you don t know the names being dropped You just nod and smile and assume you ll get what they re talking about in the end. Gardens always mean something else, man absolutely uses one thing to say another Vegetation in gardens is symbolic, hence one can write about them without using the names of plants, and people sometimes do without plants entirely in sculpture courts and sand gardens But the trees in gardens are already statues and the grass a counterpane Here the outside is arranged to suit the inside, in mocking imitation, in imaginary threat, in soothing reminiscence, as it leads the soul through all the o Gardens always mean something else, man absolutely uses one thing to say another Vegetation in gardens is symbolic, hence one can write about them without using the names of plants, and people sometimes do without plants entirely in sculpture courts and sand gardens But the trees in gardens are already statues and the grass a counterpane Here the outside is arranged to suit the inside, in mocking imitation, in imaginary threat, in soothing reminiscence, as it leads the soul through all the old situations, portraying comforts and dangers enlarged or diminished in neutral unhuman green Trees, bushes, and slopes show us closeness, separation, dependence, arrest, depression, exultation, until rarely even in dreams can a person get such a sense of traversing years in a jump, surmounting obstacles with a few sloping steps, looking back on the past with a turn of the head In gardens, everyone is free to go where he pleases, to follow a number of avenues, to make contradictory choices Harbison, pg 20 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 pleasureLike 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 pleasurePalaces 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 celebrationSince its original publication in , Eccentric Spaces has had a devoted readership Now it is available to be discovered by a new generation of readers

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