The Eyes of the Skin

Author(s): Juhani Pallasmaa


The discussion of the experiential aspect of buildings - how occupiers and visitors experience buildings through their senses has become a hot topic in both architectural theory and practice.


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JUHANI PALLASMAA is one of Finland's most distinguished architects and architectural theorists. In all aspects of his theoretical and design practice - which includes architecture, graphic design, urban planning and exhibitions - he places a consistent emphasis on the importance of identity, sensorial experience and tactility.

Part 1 Vision and Knowledge Critics of Ocularcentrism The Narcissistic and Nihilistic Eye Oral versus Visual Space Retinal Architecture and the Loss of Plasticity An Architecture of Visual Images Materiality and Time The Rejection of Alberti's Window A New Vision and Sensory Balance Part 2 The Body in the Centre Multi-Sensory Experience The Significance of the Shadow Acoustic Intimacy Silence, Time and Solitude Spaces of Scent The Shape of Touch The Taste of Stone Images of Muscle and Bone Images of Action Bodily Identification Mimesis of the Body Spaces of Memory and Imagination An Architecture of the Senses The Task of Architecture

General Fields

  • : 9780470015780
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : April 2005
  • : 212mm X 166mm X 6mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Juhani Pallasmaa
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 724.6
  • : 80
  • : Illustrations