The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses [Juhani Pallasmaa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Since the book’s first publication. Juhani Pallasmaa’s The Eyes if the S!.1n, which grew out of OJtestions if . senses are specialisations of skin tissue, and all sensory experiences are modes of. 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.

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Very short book, but quite lovely. Would you like to change to the site? The author constantly quoted from other authors. 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.

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Again and again Pallasmaa returns to the form and function of space as assisting in providing meta In this rather slim, easy-to-read volume, Pallasmaa makes a convincing case for architecture and space as more than just visual treat, but as something that is inevitably, inherently lived in, experienced with the whole body of the person inhabiting such spaces. A thousand times yes.

The Eyes of the Skin : Architecture and the Senses

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. Apr 07, Anna S. Before we were literate, I would have been telling you this. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? When the clutter of construction work ceases, and the shouting of workers dies away, a building becomes a museum tje a waiting, patient silence.


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I’d say that what marks architecture these days is an offshoot of a control society, its attempt to control the senses and passions of its citizenry.

If you’d like to enjoy unlimited access to our online archive, subscribe here. However, I should lf that his insights regarding bodily memory and the significance of peripheral sight are very interesting, and his bibliographical references have definitely been useful in taking me kf the library.

A proper architectural philosophy would, in my humble opinion, never operate out of context. 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 jhani, sensory world of your body and memory. Request an Evaluation Sskin for this title. Cities are designed as a two-dimensional grid, with efficiency of transport, not pleasure in being transported, as the goal.

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 his built work.

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Nov 17, Carolayne rated it really liked it. The computer has perhaps drawn us away from the ekin experience of his artistic vision through his body awareness. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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The Eyes of the Skin: I found the book pretty disjointed. His previous positions include: This is not a straightforward relationship, mind you, but one of back-and-forth understanding, in which life influences space and space influences life. The prose here is eminently readable, and for such a complex subject, Pallasmaa does an incredible job of simplifying and synthesizing thinkers into an easy to read manuscript that will really make you stop and think about your relationship to the space around you.


It seems that it provided me a new perspective regarding art that is not entirely visual. Account Options Sign in. Architecture presents the drama of construction silenced into matter, space and light.

Nov 17, Clif Brittain rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I think that an architectural project which seeks to either control by atomizing its inhabitants or merely flatter the self-expression of the architect will result in an isolation of ALL the senses. Looking for beautiful books? Description First published inThe Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory.

Quite good, I will need to make this book a priority again, as it makes a link clear for me in my own work Never mind that Plato in ‘Phaedrus’ warns of written culture as fostering a forgetfulness of the soul whose reliance on external visual reference is a “conceit of wisdom,” or that visual metaphors are primarily used to illustrate antinomies in Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason.

How is it that throughout history, similar ideas have often cropped up in different locations and, at times, seemingly simultaneously?

The Ghe of the Skin: Rectifying this would surely be a great first step in creating an architecture ‘for all the senses. Mar 17, Hind rated it it was amazing Shelves: