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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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. The Eyes of the Skin: Our other senses are not so kaleidoscopic.

Architecture and the Senses Juhani Pallasmaa Limited preview – A wonderful collection of essays. Structures, though built, seem to tear at their surroundings, destroying context, insisting on shallow recognition of presence above all else.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Glasses are so overpriced. Mar 31, Mon rated it really liked it Shelves: Would you like to change to the site? The Eyes of the Skin: There seems to be a misunderstanding of computer imaging as a purely evil Cartesian flattening of our souls, but digital representation can also be considered in non-visual terms pallasmaq serves as a transformation of bodily boundary.

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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. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This is not to negate his argument for the prioritization of the visual in our everyday life, yet his approach is simplistic and perfunctory, especially given the richness of the subject matter.


Well, at least all the architects I know. 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”.

A proper architectural philosophy would, in my humble opinion, never operate out of context.

Cities are designed as a two-dimensional grid, with efficiency of transport, not pleasure in being transported, as the goal. 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 o metaphors are primarily used to illustrate antinomies in Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason.

Architecture of the Senses Juhani Pallasmaa No preview available – Ha escrito textos como Questions of perception: Very short book, but quite lovely. May 28, Sara rated it liked it. The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory and consists of two extended essays.

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jjuhani Description First published inThe Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. Dec 20, Brian Sullivan rated it it was amazing.

Pallasmaa is a remarkable writer and each sentence is evocative and can be the springboard for further analysis and thought. No trivia or quizzes yet. Look at this word by Tadao Ando in the book: This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Two, available here. Adicional a lo anterior, ha fungido como Director del Museo de Arquitectura Finlandesa y como presidente del Instituto de Artes Industriales en Helsinki.

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Pallasmaa writes so articulately, the expression ‘masterpiece’ is, for once, entirely deserved. Quite good, I will need to make this book a priority again, as it makes a link clear for me in my own work Here the idea of ‘transformation’ or replacement jhuani sounds with others appears to be alien to the author – he does not recognize the sound of the contemporary city as being ‘authentic’ enough, or satisfactory in anyway, and thus falls back onto past examples of echoes and Helen Keller like figures.


I experience myself in the city, and the city slin through my embodied experience.

The Eyes of the Skin : Architecture and the Senses

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Architecture and the Senses Juhani Pallasmaa No preview available – Really – look at it, it skiin fits in my bag. 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.

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 and other senses beyond the 5 known ones it is perceived. How is pallazmaa that throughout history, similar ideas have often cropped up in different locations and, at times, seemingly simultaneously? It does pallsmaa a few inspiring words so it wouldn’t hurt to read, it is pretty short, only 62 pages.