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Explore the Home Gift Guide. He has also held visiting professorshipsat several universities worldwide. We spend a lot of time looking at pages, absorbing information on a two-dimensional scale.

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For a book about the phenomenological exploration on the beauty of space, Bachelard’s ‘Poetics of Space’ will suffice. I was constantly re-reading to see if I missed something. I found it very distracting. But, as if I actually Everyone loves this book. There are no discussion topics on this book eyds. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. By rhe our living environment to meet and greet all of our senses, we feel more alive. I think that an architectural project which seeks to either control by atomizing its inhabitants or merely flatter the self-expression of the architect will result in an isolation of ALL the senses.

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The haptic world as experienced within the completely overlooked, misunderstood and utterly relevant boundaries of peripheral vision. Request an Evaluation Copy for this title. Jul 28, Tasnim Hussam rated eyse it was amazing.

Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture. Thee Thousands of Digital Comics. Ironically, a book which addresses the crisis in architecture that I could recommend would be Reinhold Martin’s, ‘The Organizational Complex’—a book very poorly written, but insightful. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Description First published inThe Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. So one should inject integrity to the building, and the building, being the powerful medium it is, will provide integrity to society?


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Our ears have been blinded’. We constantly rely on it as we study and categorize our surroundings. Our relationship to architecture is so important and yet so mindless. Does this properly account for the poverty of architecture today? Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. This book explores a lot of stuff we take for granted. Pallasmaa is entirely correct when he states that, “The narcissistic eye views architecture solely as a means of self-expression, and as an intellectual-artistic game detached from essential mental and societal connections [ This book helps you understand why.

Sight is our dominant sense. Wow, I sound pretty cynical here, maybe because I’ve met the guy and his speech was rather redundant. Architecture and the Senses Juhani Pallasmaa No preview available – Transitions from some ocular centric critiques to discussing space and feeling.

Jan 25, Simon Moons rated it really liked it. Truly, the real danger is a reification of categories. A space can look beautiful in picture but that is not enough to make it nice to live in. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: To Pallasmaa’s credit he does juhaji extensive reseach included in the book by these various authors.

One of these items ships sooner than the other. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. May 30, Pascal rated it it was amazing. Architecture and the Senses. This seems somewhat obvious when one reads it, and yet it is easy to see how this gets lost in ideas of visual appeal for iuhani spaces. Jun 17, Afra Anan Saba rated it it was amazing.


In a society of mass produced space the entire cocktail of senses are reinforced and predictable. Here the idea of ‘transformation’ palalsmaa replacement of sounds with others appears to be alien to the author – he does not recognize the sound of the contemporary city as being ‘authentic’ enough, or satisfactory in anyway, and thus falls back onto past examples of echoes and Helen Keller like figures.

The Poetics of Space. Beautiful fusion of architecture and philosophy. However, I should add that his insights regarding bodily memory and the significance of peripheral sight are very interesting, and his bibliographical references have definitely been useful in taking me to the library. The prose here is eminently readable, and for such a complex subject, Pallasmaa does an incredible job of simplifying and synthesizing thinkers into an easy to read manuscript that will really make you stop and think about your relationship to the space around you.

The Eyes of the Skin : Architecture and the Senses

Well written and thought provoking book with lots of insight into how our senses work to navigate our world and environment. The new edition also provides a foreword by the internationally renowned architect Steven Holl and a revised introduction by Pallasmaa himself.

A thousand times yes. And at the same time, a book like The Eyes of the Skin proves how intellectually limp so much phenomenology is. This text combines both a biographical portrait ofPallasmaa and an outline of his architectural thinking, its originsand its relationship to the wider context of Nordic and Europeanthought, past and present.

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