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The memory palace : a book of lost interiors

Author: Edward Hollis
Publisher: London : Portobello Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hollis conjures great interiors now lost to history and their eclectic inhabitants. From the Palatine Hill in Rome to the palaces at Westminster and Versailles, and from the Big Brother House to the halls of curiosities at Crystal Palace, and back and forth to his own grandmother's perfectly ordered, symbolically arranged sitting room. Through these interiors, Hollis illuminates the ways in which our rooms speak  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Hollis
ISBN: 9781846273254 1846273250
OCLC Number: 851827256
Awards: Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2013
Description: ix, 351 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: A Doll's House --
Architecture: Focus --
Porphyrogenitos --
Domus Aurea --
Domus Augusti --
Regia --
Lupercal --
Furniture: A Table for Games --
A Chair --
A Table --
A Cloth --
A Hall --
A Palace --
Objects: A Cabinet of Curiosities --
A Catalogue --
A Cabinet.
Responsibility: Edward Hollis.

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A brilliant, ambitious follow-up to The Secret Lives of Buildings, in which Hollis turns his focus from the great architectural constructions of the past and present to the now-vanished chambers they  Read more...

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Praise for "The Memory Palace""Architect Hollis ("The Secret Lives of Buildings") dazzles and dizzies the reader in this cultural history of interiors...Like the interiors he's celebrating, Hollis's Read more...

 
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