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Never mind that Plato in ‘Phaedrus’ warns of written culture as fostering a forgetfulness of the soul whose reliance on external visual pallaskaa is a “conceit of wisdom,” or that visual metaphors are primarily used to illustrate antinomies in Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason. The haptic world as experienced within the completely overlooked, misunderstood and utterly relevant boundaries of peripheral vision.
Looking for beautiful books? T Pallasmaa’s writing is unquestionably fascination, thought-provoking, and poetically beautiful. In a society of mass produced space the entire cocktail of senses are reinforced and predictable.
Nov 17, Clif Brittain rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Starting from the vision hegemony dominating western culture since Classical Greece and the Cartesian abdication of the remaining senses projecting onto our ways of experiencing and understanding of the cosmos, Pallasmaa discusses the impact on space production and architecture. A proper architectural philosophy would, in my humble opinion, never operate out of context.
This assertion makes claims to a top-down modernity, an is less believable than explanations which provide more agency to society -such as The Soundscape of Modernity or Railway Journey.
Structures, though built, seem to tear at their surroundings, destroying context, insisting on shallow recognition of presence above all else. Dec 20, Brian Sullivan rated it it was amazing. Sep sikn, Kio Stark rated it really liked it. I think that an architectural project which seeks to either control by atomizing its inhabitants or merely flatter the self-expression pallaasmaa the architect will result in an isolation of ALL the senses.
Pallasmaa seems to find exactly the right balan One of the most startlingly perceptive books I’ve ever read. Again and again Pallasmaa returns to the form and function of space as tne in providing meta In this rather slim, easy-to-read volume, Pallasmaa makes a convincing case for architecture and space as more than just visual treat, but as something that is inevitably, inherently lived in, experienced with the whole body of the person inhabiting such spaces.
I was not swayed by Pallasmaa’s argument. Truly, the real danger is a reification of categories. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography skon and more. Architecture, more than anything, is these days either an exercise in paranoia or the self gratification of the designer.
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The author constantly quoted from other authors. In his second part he goes on to describe architecture as a multisensory, rather than a simply ocular experience, and talks of the subjective ways and other senses beyond the 5 known ones it is Beautifully written book!
Logging the ocularcentric nature of most architecture theory, Pallasmaa evokes sound hte silencebut also scent and texture in a profoundly moving and effective way. So one should inject integrity to the building, and the building, being the powerful medium it is, will provide integrity to society? In this rather slim, easy-to-read volume, Pallasmaa makes a convincing case for architecture and space as more than just visual treat, but as something that is inevitably, inherently lived in, experienced with the whole body of the person inhabiting such spaces.
Mar 31, Mon rated it really liked it Shelves: Most significantly, there is attention to memory, passion a Juhahi beautiful book and slin. Te hegemoy of sight is forgetting the importance of “The Preconscious, perceptual realm, which is experienced outside the sphere of focused vision seems to be more important than the focused image”.
Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Would you like to change to the site? A beautiful book and inspirational. I found it very distracting.
The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses
Ok, so there isn’t much I can say that hasn’t been said or better yet, practiced by the likes of Zumthor and Holl. He has held academic positions and worked in design practices in both Juhabi and the United States, and has written and lectured extensively on Finnish and Nordic architecture.
In his second part he goes on to describe architecture as a multisensory, rather than a simply ocular experience, and talks of the subjective ways and other senses beyond the 5 known ones it is perceived. Selected pages Title Page.
Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses
Most significantly, there is attention to memory, passion and imagination and how they are summoned, triggered and enhanced through architecture. If you’d like to enjoy unlimited access to our online archive, subscribe here. Request permission to reuse content from this site.