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The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses [Juhani Pallasmaa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. First published in , The Eyes. 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. Juhani Pallasmaa quotes Showing of “The door handle is the handshake of the building.” ― Juhani Pallasmaa, The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and.

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Rather, it means that it’s something that should jab and prod, like a good creative essay. How is the visual significantly different? Most significantly, there is attention to memory, passion and imagination and how they are summoned, triggered and enhanced through architecture.

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The city and my body supplement and define each other. More than anything though, it would seek to address the needs of people with a belief in the integrity of the human spirit, rather than cynically attempting to control people or try to prevent societal variables. Itcompellingly provides a totally fresh insight into architecturalculture. The computer has perhaps drawn us away from the artists experience of his artistic vision through eyex body awareness.

With few exceptions, natural beauty is obliterated as an obstacle. 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!


Request permission to reuse content from this site. Trivia About The Eyes of the S Feb 06, Andrew added it Shelves: I dwell in the city and the city dwells in me. The author constantly quoted from other authors.

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Thus, having concentrated on looking -and in relation to reading rather than listening to stories- we have lost our humanness, and have transformed into a form that is no longer capable of relating to the world without letters, signs, an alphabet, tools that are considered to be the seeds of abstract thought by the author.

He writes with care and passion about our built environment, and it sticks enough that you wind up contemplating the ramifications of his ideas as wander through the spaces of your day-to-day life. It compellingly provides a totally fresh insight into architectural culture. Here the idea of ‘transformation’ or replacement of 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.

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The search for instantaneity and immediate eys has withered all of our senses—but more importantly, it has reified categories of thinking which serve to quell the furnaces of imagination.


Jun 17, Afra Anan Saba rated it it was amazing. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. A wonderful collection of essays.

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. The city and my body supplement and define each other. Your email address will not be published. Apart from his bizarre marble-licking action to make a case for architecture and oral sensations, I think it is rather insensitive skln him praising Villa Savoye – good in the eyes but bad pallasma inhabitants’ lung.

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

The Eyes Since the book’s first publication, interest in the sikn of the body and the senses has been emerging in both architectural philosophy and teaching. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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