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The haptic world as experienced within the completely overlooked, misunderstood and utterly relevant boundaries of peripheral vision.

This book helps bring us back to appreciation of our constructed environment. But just like architecture provides a space, which is inhabited — fishing means inhabiting a space built by nature, evolving constantly.

Yes, this is distinctly alienating in a visual sense. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Two, available here. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses by Juhani Pallasmaa

Our relationship to architecture is so important and yet so mindless. Well written and thought provoking book with lots of insight into how our senses work to navigate our world and environment. We can close our eyes from what we do not want to look at. If we leave out the physical sensations — be it enjoying the sounds and scents of nature, listening to music, moving our body, tasting ripe fruit, or kissing someone — our minds easily begin generating their own drama to fill the void.

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This is not a straightforward relationship, mind you, but one of back-and-forth understanding, in which life influences space and space influences life.

Architecture presents the drama of construction silenced into matter, space and light. The Eyes jhhani the Skin: Why only four stars? Juhani Pallasmaa integrates architecture with all the senses and nature a beautiful idea. The subject of metaphysics of architecture is rather personal, but he seems not confident in sharing his own perspective.

The first surveys the historical development of the ocular-centric paradigm in western culture since the Greeks, and its impact on the experience of the skkin and the nature of architecture. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. But, as if I actually need to convince you to read this, it’s like saying ‘No don’t bother with Ulysses, it’s pretty dismissible compared to, I don’t know, every single work of literature out there or something.

When the clutter of construction work ceases, and the shouting of workers dies away, a building becomes a museum of a waiting, patient silence.

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Architecture and the Senses on your Kindle in under a minute. Before we were literate, I would have been telling you this. One person found this helpful. 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.


Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? A proper architectural philosophy would, in my humble opinion, never operate out of context.

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I have no doubt that I will re-read this book many times, if only to see if I can’t make more sense of it. You probably wonder what this has to do with fishing. Architecture of the Senses Juhani Pallasmaa No preview available – Ha escrito textos como Questions of perception: The Eyes of the Skin: In just very few pages Pallasmaa elaborates on issues of phenomenology difficult to be expressed. Uncontained Aquaculture Threatens Iceland.

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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