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Ultimately, architecture is the art of petrified silence. Jul 30, Anna Keating rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book is nevertheless well written and clear. We spend a lot of time looking at pages, absorbing information on a two-dimensional scale. Architecture and the Senses. The Power of Influence.

May 30, Pascal rated it it was amazing. This is my first architectural read which purely deals with philosophy.

Our ears have been blinded’. Paperback80 pages. Itcompellingly provides a totally fresh insight into architecturalculture. Logging the ocularcentric nature of most architecture pallasmaz, Pallasmaa evokes sound and silencebut also scent and texture in a profoundly moving and effective way. Architecture of the Senses Juhani Pallasmaa No preview available – 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.

Everyone loves this book. Pallasmaa is a remarkable writer and each sentence is evocative and can be the springboard od further analysis and thought.


The Eyes of the Skin : Architecture and the Senses

His previous positions include: Very short book, but quite lovely. 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.

It asks the far-reaching question why, when there are five senses, has one single sense — sight — become so predominant in architectural culture and design? It does have a few inspiring words so it wouldn’t hurt to read, it is pretty short, only 62 pages. Etes thousand times yes.

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Return to Book Page. The Eyes of the Skin: In a society of mass produced space the entire cocktail of senses are reinforced and predictable. The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses by Juhani Pallasmaa. The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory and consists of two extended essays. So one should inject integrity to the building, and the building, being the powerful medium it is, ksin provide integrity to society?

Before we were literate, I would have been telling you this. In such a small amount of pages there’s so much from ocularcentrism and the loss of senses to Pallaasma’s take on arquitecture. Una arquitectura que responda a los sentidos.

Want to Read saving…. It compellingly provides a totally fresh insight into architectural culture. Jun 17, Afra Anan Saba rated it it was amazing.

Rather, it means that it’s something that should jab and prod, like a good creative essay. With the ascendancy of the digital and the all-pervasive 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 Beautifully written book! Silence, Time and Solitude The most essential auditory experience created by architecture is tranquillity.


It’s positively brimming with optimism for new ways of experiencing and defining our civic buildings, and the built world as a whole. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The second examines the role of the other senses in authentic architectural experiences, and points the way towards a multi-sensory architecture which facilitates a sense of belonging and integration.

This would make an interesting reading companion to John Berger’s ‘Ways of Seeing’.

Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses

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.

Sep 10, Kio Stark rated it really liked it. Apr 07, Anna S. It is also probably our most impersonal sense. You are reading this with your eyes. Juhani Pallasmaa integrates architecture with all the senses and nature a beautiful idea.