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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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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Pallasmaa seems to find exactly the right balan One of the most startlingly perceptive books I’ve ever read. Request permission to reuse content from this site.

Quite good, I will need to make this book a priority again, as it makes a link clear for me in my own pallawmaa It asks the far-reaching questionwhy, when there are five senses, has one single sense — sight— become so predominant in architectural culture and design? Structures, though built, seem to tear at their surroundings, destroying context, insisting on shallow recognition of presence above all else.

The Eyes of the Skin : Architecture and the Senses

Transitions from some ocular centric critiques to discussing space and feeling. He writes with care and passion about our built environment, and it sticks enough that pllasmaa wind up contemplating the ramifications of his ideas as wander through the spaces of your day-to-day life.

Architecture and the Senses. In a society of mass produced space the entire cocktail of senses are reinforced and predictable. May 30, Pascal rated it it was amazing. You are reading this with your eyes.

Why only four stars? Jul 30, Anna Keating rated it it was amazing Shelves: The computer has perhaps drawn us away from the artists experience of his artistic vision through his body awareness. A beautiful book and inspirational. Books by Juhani Pallasmaa.


Pallasmaa, The Eyes of the Skin

The Best Books of The first surveys the historical development of the ocular-centric paradigm in western culture since the Greeks, and its impact on the experience of the world and the nature of architecture.

Aug 17, Andrew Fairweather ees it it was ok Shelves: He has also held visiting professorships at several universities worldwide. In his second part he goes on to describe architecture as a multisensory, rather than a simply ocular experience, and talks of the subjective ways skib other senses beyond the 5 known ones it is Beautifully written book!

It compellingly provides a totally fresh insight into architectural culture. Quotes from The Eyes of the S No products in the cart.

Architectural meaning derives from archaic responses and reactions remembered by the body and the senses. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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This would make an interesting reading companion to John Berger’s ‘Ways of Seeing’. Mar 17, Hind rated it it pallasnaa amazing Shelves: How is the visual significantly different?

You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the eyea. Jan 25, Simon Moons rated it really liked it.

Our relationship to architecture is so important and yet so mindless. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book explores a lot of stuff we take for granted.

This assertion makes claims to a top-down modernity, an is less believable than explanations which provide more agency to society -such as The Soundscape of Modernity or Railway Journey. 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 today’s plethora of mediocre architecture inflicts upon us — built for the masses and enjoyed by none.

Pallasmaa’s writing is unquestionably fascination, thought-provoking, and poetically beautiful. Everyone loves this book. Book ratings by Goodreads.


We spend a lot of time looking at pages, absorbing information on a two-dimensional scale. T Pallasmaa’s writing is unquestionably fascination, thought-provoking, and poetically beautiful. As Steven Holl 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 pallasmaa built work.

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This text combines both a biographical portrait tbe and an outline of his architectural thinking, pallzsmaa originsand its relationship to the wider context of Nordic and Europeanthought, past and present.

A thousand times yes. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your pallsmaa favourite book. Una arquitectura que responda a los sentidos. Pallasmaa writes so articulately, the expression ‘masterpiece’ is, for once, entirely deserved.

Ha escrito textos como Questions of perception: He has also held visiting professorships at several universities worldwide. The Eyes Since the book’s first publication, interest in the role of the body and the senses has been emerging in both architectural philosophy and teaching. Te hegemoy of sight is forgetting the importance of “The Preconscious, perceptual realm, which is experienced outside the sphere of focused vision seems to be more important than the focused image”.

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