Eyes of the Skin Architecture and the Senses
Edition: 3rd 2012
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Description: First published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. It is required reading on courses of architecture around the world. It asks the far-reaching question why when there are five senses has one single sense – sight – become so predominant in architectural culture and design? With the ascendancy of the digital and the all-pervasive communication through images, it is a subject that has become all the more pressing and topical since the first edition’s publication in the mid 90s. Juhani Pallasmaa argues that the suppression of the other four sensory realms in adherence to the visual since classical times has led to the overall impoverishment of our built environment, often diminishing the emphasis on the spatial experience of a building and architecture’s ability to inspire, engage and be wholly life enhancing.For every new intake of students studying Pallasmaa’s classic text, The Eyes of the Skin provides a totally fresh understanding of architecture and a new set of insights. The author receives correspondence everyday from students around the world communicating to him what a revelation his book has been. 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 author and educator Peter MacKeith. This text combines both a biographical portrait of Pallasmaa and an outline of his architectural thinking, its origins and its relationship to a larger context of Nordic and European thought, past and present. The focus of the essay will be on the fundamental humanity, insight and sensitivity of Pallasmaa’s approach to architecture, bringing Pallasmaa closer to the reader. This will be illustrated by photographs of Pallasmaa and his own sketches. The new edition will also provide a revised preface by the internationally renowned architect Steven Holl and a revised introduction by Pallasmaa himself.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/13/2012
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Foreword Thin Ice|
|Introduction Touching the World|
|Vision and Knowledge|
|Critics of Ocularcentrism|
|The Narcissistic and Nihilistic Eye|
|Oral versus Visual Space|
|Retinal Architecture and the Loss of Plasticity|
|An Architecture of Visual Images|
|Materiality and Time|
|The Rejection of Alberti's Window|
|A New Vision and Sensory Balance|
|The Body in the Centre|
|The Signifi cance of the Shadow|
|Silence, Time and Solitude|
|Spaces of Scent|
|The Shape of Touch|
|The Taste of Stone|
|Images of Muscle and Bone|
|Images of Action|
|Mimesis of the Body|
|Spaces of Memory and Imagination|
|An Architecture of the Senses|
|The Task of Architecture|
|A Door Handle, A Handshake|
|An introduction to Juhani Pallasmaa and his work|