Yi-Fu Tuan is a familiar and famous name in the discussions on human experience of place. This scant volume, Place, Art, and Self attempts to tackle a large topic by asking "What do place, art, and self have in common? To what extent do place and art define who we are?" Worthy questions to pursue, but what emerges could hardly qualify even as an introduction. Tuan questions whether that which is imaged or created can also be a place...a virtual place. He briefly engages painting, photography, poetry, novels, films, dance, and music allotting 2-3 pages per section (note also that the book is only 6x6). Of the 86 pages, nearly the last 40 contain a gallery of photography and artist statements. Not an amazing book for someone who is hoping for a greater theoretical treatment of the ideas though I might recommend it to someone who is just beginning to explore the topics. I would recommend Tacita Dean and Jeremy Millar's Artworks volume Art Works: Place as a better source and starting point.