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The Eyes of the Skin

Architecture and the Senses

Pallasmaa, Juhani


4. Auflage März 2024
112 Seiten, Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-394-20067-2
John Wiley & Sons

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Explore the relationship between architecture and the sensory experience with the fourth edition of this groundbreaking work

First published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin is a classic of architectural theory. It asks the far-reaching question why, when there are five senses, is one single sense--sight--so predominant in architectural culture and design? With the ascendancy of the digital and the all-pervasive use of the image electronically, the subject is all the more pressing and topical since the first edition's publication. Juhani Pallasmaa argues that the suppression of the other four sensory realms has led to the overall impoverishment of our built environment, often diminishing the emphasis on the spatial experience of a building and architecture's ability to inspire, engage and be wholly life enhancing.

For a student reading this text for the first time, The Eyes of the Skin is a revelation. It provides a fresh, compelling insight into architectural culture which continues to inspire more than a quarter-century after its initial publication.

The fourth edition of The Eyes of the Skin also features:
* The author's latest views on the emphasis of place, unfocused perception and existential experience
* Updates and clarifications throughout, to reinforce how our sense of self in the world remains our most important sense with the greatest architectural impact
* An updated Foreword that touches on the current understanding of the seminal importance of the existential sense

The Eyes of the Skin is a must-read for all architecture students, who will find its insights transformative.

Foreword vi

Introduction Touching the World 2

by Juhani Pallasmaa

Part One Vision and Knowledge 10

Critics of Ocularcentrism 14

The Narcissistic and Nihilistic Eye 16

Oral Versus Visual Space 17

Retinal Architecture and the Loss of Plasticity 20

An Architecture of Visual Images 24

Materiality and Time 25

The Rejection of Alberti's Window 28

A New Vision and Sensory Balance 30

Part Two The Body in the Centre 33

Multi- Sensory Experience 34

The Significance of the Shadow 39

Acoustic Intimacy 42

Silence, Time and Solitude 43

Spaces of Scent 46

The Shape of Touch 48

The Taste of Stone 50

Images of Muscle and Bone 51

Images of Action 54

Bodily Identification 55

Mimesis of the Body 56

Spaces of Memory and Imagination 60

An Architecture of the Senses 61

The Task of Architecture 62

A Door Handle, A Handshake An introduction to Juhani Pallasmaa and his work by Peter MacKeith 64

Apertures 72

Poetics 81

Notes 88

Index 99

Picture Credits 103
Juhani Pallasmaa is one of Finland's most distinguished architects and architectural thinkers. He has held a number of prestigious positions throughout his career, including: Rector of the Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki; Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki; and Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Helsinki University of Technology. As well as, a member of the Jury of the Pritzker Prize (2008-2014). He has also held visiting professorships at several universities worldwide.

J. Pallasmaa, Arkkitehtitoimisto Juhani Pallasmaa KY, Helsinki