Metaphors of Memory
- Publication date:January 2001
- 40 b/w illus.
- Dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
- Weight: 0.66kg
- Available, despatch within 1-2 weeks
What is memory? Without memory we lose our sense of identity, reasoning, even our ability to perform simple physical tasks. Yet it is elusive and difficult to define, and throughout the ages philosophers and psychologists have used metaphors as a way of understanding it. This fascinating book takes the reader on a guided tour of these metaphors of memory from ancient times to the present day, exploring the way metaphors often derived from the techniques and instruments developed to store information such as wax tablets, books, photography, computers and even the hologram.