The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses [Juhani Pallasmaa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. First published in , The Eyes. The Eyes of the Skin has ratings and 62 reviews. Clif said: Please don’t lick the art. Sign at the Minneapolis Institute of the is. Juhani Pallasmaa quotes Showing of “The door handle is the handshake of the building.” ― Juhani Pallasmaa, The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and.

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He has held academic positions and worked in design practices in both Finland and the United States, and has written and lectured extensively on Finnish and Nordic architecture. Jan 25, Simon Moons rated it really liked it. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?

The search for instantaneity and immediate impact has withered all of our senses—but more importantly, it has reified categories of thinking which serve to quell the furnaces of imagination. May 31, Tara Brabazon rated it it was amazing. Account Options Sign in. Thus, having concentrated on looking -and in relation to reading rather than listening to stories- we have lost our humanness, and have transformed into a form that is no longer capable of relating to the world without letters, signs, an alphabet, tools that are considered to be t The main argument in the first part of the book is that intellectualism and abstract thought, having developed together with stress on the eye, have led to the disappearance of a physical, sensual and embodied essence.

Architecture and the Senses, 3rd Edition. Return to Book Page. The new edition also provides a foreword by theinternationally renowned architect Steven Holl and a revisedintroduction by Pallasmaa himself.


Ultimately, architecture is the art of petrified silence. By clicking “Accept”, you agree to our terms and may continue to use Kinfolk.

Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses

Pallasmaa seems to find exactly the right balance — he tends to sway towards a nostalgia, a hankering after the way things once were, but he never loses his grip on the ‘now’, providing the solutions to counter the mind-numbing, dumbing-down of the senses that ;allasmaa plethora of mediocre architecture inflicts upon us — built for the masses and enjoyed by none. He has also held visiting professorships at several universities worldwide. This is how architecture should be This book helps you understand why.

Essentially, Pallasmaa enframes his practical prescription for the 21st century architecture as up against a Western “visual bias” which he is able to trace back to ancient Greek philosophy all the way to Modern Western thought.

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This will inevitably be a good thing, particularly as you ponder and understand more fully just what “home” is to you, as understood through the tactile, sensory world of your body and memory. This new, revised and extended edition of this seminal work will not only inspire architects and students to design more holistic architecture, but will enrich the general reader’s perception of the world around them.

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This text combines 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. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery ski. Very short book, but quite lovely. In ksin society of mass produced space the entire cocktail of senses are reinforced and predictable. Jul 30, Anna Keating rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Power of Influence.


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Yes, this is distinctly alienating in a visual sense. 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 Embodied Image 61 ratings. The book is nevertheless well written and clear. I think that an architectural project which seeks to either control by atomizing its inhabitants or merely flatter the self-expression of the off will result in an isolation of ALL the senses.

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Structures, though built, seem to tear at their surroundings, destroying context, insisting on shallow recognition of presence above all else. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Apr 07, Anna S. I experience myself in the city, and the city exists through my embodied experience. Nov 17, Clif Brittain rated it really liked it Recommends it for: All Quotes Add A Quote.

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