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Our other senses are not so kaleidoscopic. Rectifying this would surely be a great first step in creating an architecture ‘for all the senses. Thanks for telling us about the problem. psllasmaa

Una arquitectura que responda a los sentidos. Your email address will not off published. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

Structures, though built, seem to tear at their surroundings, destroying context, insisting on shallow recognition of presence above all else.

And at the same time, a book like The Eyes of the Skin proves how intellectually limp so much phenomenology is. In contemporary society, vision is our primary sense. Well, at least all the architects I know.

Look at this word by Tadao Ando in the book: The significance of architecture is found in the distance eyyes it and function” I think The subject of metaphysics of architecture is rather personal, but he seems not confident in sharing his own perspective.


Very short book, but quite lovely. The use of electronic documents is regulated in license terms. Xenotheka August 30, 0 3 Skij story appears in a print issue of Kinfolk.

The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses, 3rd Edition

But, as if I actually need skim 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. In this rather slim, easy-to-read volume, Pallasmaa makes a convincing case for architecture and space as more than just visual pallazmaa, but as something that is inevitably, inherently lived in, experienced with the whole body of the person inhabiting such spaces.

Starting from the vision hegemony dominating western culture since Classical Greece and the Cartesian abdication of the remaining senses projecting onto our ways of experiencing and understanding of the cosmos, Pallasmaa discusses the impact on space production and architecture. I guess I should address my Goodreader friends as well. In Egyptian temples we encounter the silence that surrounded the pharaohs, in the silence of the Gothic cathedral we are reminded of the last dying.

The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses – Juhani Pallasmaa – Google Books

T Pallasmaa’s writing is unquestionably fascination, thought-provoking, and poetically beautiful. You are reading this with your eyes. If you’d like to enjoy unlimited access to our online archive, subscribe here. This third edition is intended to meet students desire for a further understanding of the context of Pallasmaa s thinking by providing a new essay by architectural author and educator Peter MacKeith.


Juhani Pallasmaa Quotes (Author of The Eyes of the Skin)

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Architecture and the Senses Juhani Pallasmaa Limited preview – Eyea published inThe Eyes of the Skin has become aclassic of architectural theory. Essays on Architecture Surely our visual culture also suffers as a result. Architecture and the Senses. This would make an interesting reading companion to John Berger’s ‘Ways of Seeing’. Essentially, Pallasmaa enframes his practical prescription for the 21st century architecture as up against a Western “visual bias” which he is able to trace back to ancient Greek philosophy all the way to Modern Western thought.

Pallasmaa, The Eyes of the Skin

The book presents a literature review on senses without deeply and critically engaging with the material, and the first chapter transforms into a list of memorable quotes from different anthropologists, philosophers and architects, beginning with Sloterdijk and continuing with Le Corbusier, Bachelard, Walter Benjamin and Ashley Montagu.

Un maravilloso ensayo acerca de la arquitectura y los sentidos. The Eyes of the Skin: