The Embodied Image
Imagination and Imagery in Architecture
Architectural Design Primer
1. Auflage April 2011
2011. 152 Seiten, Softcover
- Praktikerbuch -
ISBN 978-0-470-71190-3 - John Wiley & Sons
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Architecture is usually analyzed and taught as a discipline that articulates space and geometry, but the mental impact of architecture arises significantly from its image. Written by distinguished writer and architect Juhani Pallasmaa, this book examines at the image in culture; the nature of the image and imagination; and the specific characteristics of the artistic image, concluding with the architectural image. The Embodied Image is illustrated with more than 40 paired images, ranging from scientific images to historic artistic and architectural masterpieces, and contemporary architectural and artistic works.
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1 Image in contemporary culture.
Hegemony of the image.
The demise of imagination.
Image production and the feasibility of architecture.
Architecture and the spectacle.
Images of control and emancipation.
The sense of the real.
2 Language, thought and image.
Image and language.
The philosophical image.
The meanings of image and imagination.
The nature of imagination.
3 The many faces of the image.
The lived and embodied image.
Images of matter.
The multi-sensory image.
The image as a condensation.
The archetypal image in architecture.
Architecture as mandala.
The reality and unreality of the artistic image.
The unconscious image.
Image, affect and empathy.
The collaged image.
Images of incompleteness and destruction.
Images of time.
The iconic image.
The epic image.
Poetic images as worlds.
4 The anatomy of the poetic image.
The dual existence of the poetic image.
Significance of origins.
The lived metaphor.
Thinking through art.
Historicity of the mind and poetic time.
Unity of the arts: art and life.
Aestheticisation and beauty.
5 The architectural image.
Architecture and the world.
Architecture as metaphor.
Architecture as an organising image.
Architecture as a verb.
The house and the body.
Historicity of architectural images.
Primal architectural images and archetypes.
The imagery of the window and the door.
Dilution of images.
The fragile image.
Newness and tradition.