1st Edition

Art Of Memory

By F A Yates Copyright 2000
    424 Pages
    by Routledge

    444 Pages
    by Routledge

    First Published in 1999. This title is the third volume in the ten-volume set titled the Selected Works of Frances Yates. Greyscale illustrations and figures are included throughout - alongside the related descriptive work where applicable. The art in this volume seeks to memorise through a technique of impressing 'places' and 'images' on memory. It has usually been classed as 'mnemotechnics', which appears an unimportant branch of human activity. However, the author discusses in this title that the manipulation of images in memory must always, to some extent, involve the psyche.

    Preface page, I. The Three Latin Sources for the Classical Art of Memory, II. The Art of Memory in Greece: Memory and the Soul, III. The Art of Memory in the Middle Ages, IV. Mediaeval Memory and the Formation of Imagery, V. The Memory Treatises, VI. Renaissance Memory: The Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo, VII. Camillo's Theatre and the Venetian Renaissance, VIII. Lullism as an Art of Memory, IX. Giordano Bruno: The Secret of Shadows, X. Ramism as an Art of Memory, XI. Giordano Bruno: The Secret of Seals, XII. Conflict between Brunian and Ramist Memory, XIII. Giordano Bruno: Last Works on Memory, XIV. The Art of Memory and Bruno's Italian Dialogues, XV. The Theatre Memory System of Robert Fludd, XVI. Fludd's Memory Theatre and the Globe Theatre, XVII. The Art of Memory and the Growth of Scientific Method, Index


    Yates, F A