Sunday, April 6, 2008
Maria Montessori's Own House.
In a brief stint to Amsterdam last week, our whole Assistants to Infancy team got to visit Maria Montessori's Holland residence. Her house is located in Konniningweg (try to say that without sounding like a dimwit), what is now the Hall of Justice of the AMI.
The building is narrow and with characteristic Amster-stairs (a wall that only appears to have steps) that must have kept her shipshape while she lived here. Of note was her original library chock full of beautifully aged first editions of her books and translations of her books in dozens of languages (eg. "O Segredo a Infância" - the samba version of "The Secret of Childhood").