A booklet of 20 detachable postcards featuring the birthplaces of ideas that helped to shape the world.
The history of ideas is chiefly told to us through books. We therefore forget that the world’s big ideas were also hatched in particular places: Virginia Woolf thought up the idea of a ‘room of her own’ in her study in Sussex (which had a window overlooking a delightful rose garden), Marcel Proust thought up his theories on travel in the Gare du Nord in Paris, Edward Hopper discovered modern loneliness in a particular American diner…
Instead of providing geographical information about places around the world, this set of cards pursues the less familiar, but perhaps more important, task of exploring the intriguing and meaningful ideas that particular places gave rise to.
- by The School of Life