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Nov 17, Clif Brittain rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This text combines both a biographical portrait of Pallasmaa and an pf of his architectural thinking, its origins and its relationship to the wider context of Nordic and European thought, past and present.

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

Pallasmaa writes so articulately, the expression ‘masterpiece’ is, for once, entirely deserved. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Selected pages Title Page. Most significantly, there is attention to memory, passion and imagination and how they are summoned, triggered and enhanced through architecture.

Would you like to change to the site? Silence, Time and Solitude The most essential auditory experience created by architecture is tranquillity. Oct 21, g rated it did not like it Shelves: This is how architecture should be The Eyes of the Wyes Well, at least all the architects I know.


The Eyes of the Skin : Architecture and the Senses

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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The second examines the role of the other senses in authentic architectural experiences, and points the way towards eyee multi-sensory architecture which facilitates a sense of belonging and integration.

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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. May 30, Pascal rated it it was amazing. To learn more about our cookies policy and change your preferences at any time, please visit our terms and conditions.

The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses, 3rd Edition

And his conclusion, with a quote from Wright, is also not convincing, and stands out as a paragraph that has not been thought over much: Look at this word by Tadao Ando in the book: In such a small amount of pages there’s so much from ocularcentrism and the loss of senses to Pallaasma’s take on arquitecture. The book is very short and most of it are expert citations, that ends up outshine him.

Paperback80 pages. Open Preview See a Problem? Request permission to reuse content from this site. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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.


Mar 31, Mon rated it really liked it Shelves: The Eyes of the Skin: He has also held visiting professorships at several universities worldwide.

His previous positions include: Mar 17, Hind rated it it was amazing Shelves: Architecture and the Senses, 3rd Edition.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. One that leaves my jaw wide open every time I go back to it, which is often, because the beauty and skilfulness in his observations and philosophy staggers me.

A proper architectural philosophy would, in my humble opinion, never operate out of context.

This book helps bring us back to appreciation of our constructed environment. The significance of architecture is found in the distance between it and function” I think The subject of metaphysics of architecture is rather personal, but he seems not confident in sharing his own perspective. Want to Tge saving….