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But then my only ‘friends’ seem to all be designers, so not that much diversity of opinion there. Open Preview See a Problem? For every new intake of students studying Pallasmaa s classic text, The Eyes skim the Skin provides a totally fresh understanding of architecture and a new set of insights.

We are inside skn outside of the conceived object at the same time. Return to Book Page. It compellingly provides a totally fresh insight into architectural culture. Architecture presents the drama of construction silenced into matter, space and light.

The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses

Mar 02, mahatmanto rated it really liked it Recommends it for: But like many treatises on art it remains far too academic. 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.

Te hegemoy of sight is forgetting the importance of “The Preconscious, perceptual realm, paallasmaa is experienced outside the sphere of focused vision seems to be more important than the focused image”. eyea


Ultimately, architecture is the art of petrified silence. Adicional a lo anterior, ha fungido como Director del Museo de Arquitectura Finlandesa y como presidente del Instituto de Artes Industriales en Helsinki.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. May 31, Tara Brabazon rated it it was amazing. 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.

And at the eges time, a book like The Eyes of the Skin proves how intellectually limp so much phenomenology is. Ironically, a book which addresses the crisis in architecture that I could recommend would be Reinhold Martin’s, ‘The Organizational Complex’—a book very poorly written, but insightful.

Mar 31, Mon rated it really liked it Shelves: You are reading this with your eyes. I dwell in the city and the city dwells in me. Many contemporary buildings are designed from the point of view of how they will look on a printed page, not how they will feel when you walk in.

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A beautiful book and inspirational. It asks the far-reaching questionwhy, when there are five senses, has one single sense — sight— become so predominant in architectural pallwsmaa and design?

This book explores a lot of stuff we take for granted. Pallasmmaa bet images a minute is not unusual in television production. Their enigma is that they not only can see but are also able to see themselves seeing.


May 29, keivan rated it it was ok.

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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. And I am pretty sure I will re-read this book soon. Our other senses are not so kaleidoscopic.

Pallasmaa seems to find exactly the right balance — he tends to sway towards a nostalgia, a hankering after the way things skun 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 sjin inflicts upon us — built for the masses and enjoyed by none.

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Architecture and the Senses by Juhani Pallasmaa. Pallasmaa seems to find exactly the right balan One of the most startlingly perceptive books I’ve ever read. This kf 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. Nov 17, Clif Brittain rated it really liked it Recommends it for: