Yates, Art of Memory
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.