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Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses – Kinfolk

This will inevitably be a good thing, particularly pallaasmaa you ponder and understand more fully just what “home” is to you, as understood through the tactile, sensory world of your body and memory. Architecture and the Senses.

He has also held visiting professorships at several universities worldwide. Description First published inThe Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory.

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

This text pallassmaa both a biographical portrait of Pallasmaa and an outline of his architectural thinking, its origins and its relationship to the wider context of Nordic and European thought, past and present. For so long the art of story was the unifier of commun This book helpfully challenges the medusa like gze that petrifies our attention.

Un maravilloso ensayo acerca de la arquitectura y los sentidos.

Most significantly, there is attention to memory, passion paklasmaa A beautiful book and inspirational. The city and my body supplement and define each other.

The Architecture of Image 47 ratings. To continue reading this story, click here. This is not a straightforward relationship, mind you, but one of back-and-forth understanding, in which life influences space and space influences life.


Mar 02, mahatmanto rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Nov 17, Carolayne rated it really liked it. Oct 25, Nana rated it really liked it. But, as if I actually need to sin 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.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The computer has perhaps drawn us away from the artists experience of his artistic vision through his body awareness. Would you like to change to the site?

If you’d like to enjoy unlimited access to our online archive, subscribe here. Thanks for telling us about the problem. How is it that throughout history, similar ideas have often cropped up in different locations and, at times, seemingly eeyes This is not to negate his argument for the prioritization of the visual in our everyday life, yet his approach is simplistic and perfunctory, especially given the richness of the subject matter.

Wow, I sound pretty cynical here, maybe because I’ve met the guy and his speech was rather redundant. Why only four stars?

Pallasmaa, The Eyes of the Skin

I was not swayed by Pallasmaa’s argument. Pallasmaa’s writing is unquestionably fascination, thought-provoking, and poetically beautiful. Request permission to reuse content from this site. The Thinking Hand ratings. It does have a few inspiring words so it wouldn’t hurt to read, it is pretty short, only 62 pages. Return to Book Page. The second chapter is about the ‘other’ senses, and is focused on explaining the absence of such experiences from the modern city: Apart from his bizarre marble-licking action to make a case for architecture and oral sensations, I think it is rather insensitive of him praising Villa Savoye – good in the eyes but bad for inhabitants’ lung.


Juhani Pallasmaa Quotes (Author of The Eyes of the Skin)

Jan 25, Simon Moons rated it really liked it. Mon, December 31, Architectural meaning derives from archaic responses and reactions remembered by the body and the senses. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Two, available here. Itcompellingly provides a totally fresh insight into architecturalculture. 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.

In our imagination, the object is simultaneously held in the hand and inside the head, and the imagined and projected physical image is modelled by our embodied imagination. You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site.

This book helps you understand why. The subject of metaphysics of architecture is rather personal, but he seems not confident in sharing his own perspective.

Nov 17, Clif Brittain rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Mar 31, Mon rated it really liked it Shelves: His previous apllasmaa include: As Steven Eyse points out in the preface of the book, its significance lies not only within its influence on phenomenology but also in the fact that its author is an architect incorporating and portraying all his ideas into his built work.