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Time and Place By Alexandra Harris

Time and Place by Alexandra Harris

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This small book brings together some of the beautiful art that has, for centuries, gone into the creation of almanacs and calendars. Alexandra Harris' text shows us how, through time, humans have sought to divide time into portions and how traditions associated with each month have made their way into the art of calendars and almanacs.

Time and Place Summary

Time and Place: Notes on the art of calendars by Alexandra Harris

Dates are invented things. Nothing in nature decrees that today is today. But for millennia humans have divided time into portions, and given those portions names which are shared widely across cultures, creating a common agreement on the date. This convention is useful in practical ways: we can make arrangements and can communicate time elapsed or time ahead. But the calendar also makes a certain kind of truth and establishes that today is today. As calendars and almanacs developed, art from their specific time and place was naturally incorporated. In this small book showcasing the finest and most interesting art that has gone into almanacs, from the eight century onwards, Alexandra Harris brings in everything from Benedictine calendars to Old Moore's Almanack.

About Alexandra Harris

Alexandra Harris is a renowned and prize-winning writer, critic and cultural historian. Her books include Romantic Moderns, Weatherland, Modernism on Sea and Virginia Woolf.

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Time and Place: Notes on the art of calendars by Alexandra Harris
Used - Very Good
Little Toller Books
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