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This book helps you understand why. Refresh and try again. For a book about the phenomenological exploration on the beauty of space, Bachelard’s ‘Poetics of Space’ will suffice.

Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses

In a society of mass produced space the entire cocktail of senses are reinforced and predictable. I just don’t understand this. The book presents a literature review on senses without deeply and critically engaging with the material, and the first chapter transforms into a list of memorable quotes from different anthropologists, philosophers and pallzsmaa, beginning with Sloterdijk and continuing with Le Corbusier, Bachelard, Walter Benjamin and Ashley Montagu.

I’d say that what marks architecture these days is an offshoot of a control society, its attempt to control the senses and passions of its citizenry. This third edition is intended to meet students desire for a further understanding of the context of Pallasmaa s thinking by providing a new essay by architectural oof and educator Peter MacKeith.

It asks the far-reaching questionwhy, when there are five senses, has one single sense — sight— become so predominant in architectural culture and design? Books by Juhani Pallasmaa. What of the realm space and collective behavior? And I am juhzni sure I will re-read this book soon. Really – look at it, it actually fits in my bag.


The Eyes of the Skin : Architecture and the Senses

This book helps bring us back to appreciation of our constructed environment. Jul 28, Tasnim Hussam rated it it was amazing. Nov 17, Clif Brittain rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Rather, it means that it’s something that should jab and prod, like a good creative essay. He has held academic positions and worked in muhani practices in both Finland and the United States, and has written and lectured extensively on Finnish and Nordic architecture.

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Also highly recommended for optometrists. Jun 17, Afra Anan Saba rated it it was amazing. The short book investigates how the senses are activated juuhani and through architecture and the built environment. When the clutter of construction work ceases, and the shouting of workers dies away, a building becomes a museum of a waiting, patient silence.

But the quality of the writing alone is inspiration for readers and writers. Surely our visual culture also suffers as a result. This website uses cookies to personalize and deliver appropriate content, analyze website traffic and display advertising.

With few exceptions, natural beauty is obliterated as an obstacle. Jul 30, Anna Keating rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was constantly re-reading to see if I missed something.

May 31, Tara Brabazon rated it it was amazing. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. 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. Many contemporary buildings are designed from the point of view of how they will look on a printed page, not how they will feel when you walk in.


Logging the ocularcentric nature of most architecture theory, Pallasmaa evokes sound and silencebut also scent and texture in a profoundly moving and effective way. In contemporary society, vision is our primary sense. No products in the cart.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The Eyes of the Skin: It seems that it provided me a new perspective regarding art that is not entirely visual. Want to Read saving….

This text combines eyex 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. Beautiful fusion of architecture and philosophy. Cities are designed as a two-dimensional grid, with efficiency of transport, not pleasure in being transported, as the goal.

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.

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Paperback80 pages. Everyone loves this book. Rectifying this would surely be a great first step juhsni creating an architecture ‘for all the senses. So one should inject integrity to the building, and the building, being the powerful medium it is, will provide integrity to society?