The ancient Greeks, to whom a trained memory was of vital importance - as it was to everyone before the invention of printing - created an elaborate memory system, based on a technique of impressing 'places' and 'images' on the mind. Inherited and recorded by the Romans, this art of memory passed into the European tradition, to be revived, in occult form, at the Renaissance, and particularly by the strange and remarkable genius, Giordano Bruno.
Such is the main theme of Frances Yates's unique and brilliant book, in the course of which she sheds light on such diverse subjects as Dante's Divine Comedy, the form of the Shakespearian theatre and the history of ancient architecture. Aside from its intrinsic fascination, The Art of Memory is an invaluable contribution to aesthetics and psychology, and to the history of philosophy, of science and of literature.
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This unique and brilliant book is a history of human knowledge.
Before the invention of printing, a trained memory was of vital importance. Based on a technique of impressing 'places' and 'images' on the mind, the ancient Greeks created an elaborate memory system which in turn was inherited by the Romans and passed into the European tradition, to be revived, in occult form, during the Renaissance.
Frances Yates sheds light on Dante’s Divine Comedy, the form of the Shakespearian theatre and the history of ancient architecture; The Art of Memory is an invaluable contribution to aesthetics and psychology, and to the history of philosophy, of science and of literature.Review:
"Frances Yates is that rare thing, a truly thrilling scholar" (Michael Ratcliffe The Times)
"One of those quite remarkable and unclassifiable books on the history of knowledge which suddenly makes sense of three or four issues in terms of one commanding metaphor" (Jonathan Miller Observer)
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Book Description PEREGRINE BOOKS, 1970. Book Condition: Good. Rev Ed. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89318950
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Later Edition. ISBN 0140550844. Trade Paperback. Later Printing. Tight sound copy in good condition with some underlining and and margin notes in blue ink to preface and first chapter of the text, no apparent markings to rest of book, some browning to edges of interior pages, minor creasing to cover edges and spine. Bookseller Inventory # 99098485
Book Description Penguin P/Back VG some creasing to covers pages browning 438pp B & W sketches pull out map 8 x 5 275g, 1978. Frances Yates uncovers the secrets of the ancient art of memory - from classical Greece to Shakespeare's England. Bookseller Inventory # 27457
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Book Description Penguin Books (1978), Harmondsworth, 1978. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. No signatures. Some foxing.; Paperback reprint. 439 pages + plates + folding chart at rear. Page dimensions: 198 x 129mm. "Frances Yates uncovers the secrets of the ancient art of memory - from classical Greece to Shakespeare's England.". Bookseller Inventory # 17384
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1970. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Penguin / Peregrine, 1969. 1st paperback. Oversize. 439pp. Some creasing / rubbing to spine & covers, name & owner's stamp on flyleaf, light tanning to pages. Good. Bookseller Inventory # 13613139