Seeds for Architectural Thought
1. Edition April 2020
328 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
A collection of the writing of the highly influential architect, Juhani Pallasmaa, presented in short, easily accessible, and condensed ideas ideal for students
Juhani Pallasmaa is one of Finland's most distinguished architects and architectural thinkers, publishing around 60 books and several hundred essays and shorter pieces over his career. His influential works have inspired undergraduate and postgraduate students of architecture and related disciplines for decades. In this compilation of excerpts of his writing, readers can discover his key concepts and thoughts in one easily accessible, comprehensive volume.
Inseminations: Seeds for Architectural Thought is a delightful collection of thoughtful ideas and compositions that float between academic essay and philosophical reflection. Wide in scope, it offers entries covering: atmospheres; biophilic beauty; embodied understanding; imperfection; light and shadow; newness and nowness; nostalgia; phenomenology of architecture; sensory thought; silence; time and eternity; uncertainty, and much more.
* Makes the wider work of Pallasmaa accessible to students across the globe, introducing them to his key concepts and thoughts
* Exposes students to a broad range of issues on which Pallasmaa has a view
* Features an alphabetized structure that makes serendipitous discovery or linking of concepts more likely
* Presents material in short, condensed manner that can be easily digested by students
Inseminations: Seeds for Architectural Thought will appeal to undergraduate students in architecture, design, urban studies, and related disciplines worldwide.
Inseminations A: A work of art is
Inseminations B: Beauty
Inseminations C: Cinema and architecture
Inseminations D: Depthlessness
Inseminations E: Education
Inseminations F: Fragile Architecture
Inseminations G: Generosity
Inseminations H: Hapticity
Inseminations I: Ideal Client
Inseminations L: Language of matter
Inseminations M: Man
Inseminations N: Newness
Inseminations O: Odours in architecture
Inseminations P: Painter, architect and surgeon
Inseminations R: Rationalising architecture
Inseminations S: Sacredness
Inseminations T: Tactility and materiality of light
Inseminations U: Uncertainty
Inseminations V: Verbs vs nouns
Inseminations W: Water and time
MATTEO ZAMBELLI holds a degree in Architecture from IUAV (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia) and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of Ancona. He has taught courses on Architectural design and History and theory of contemporary architecture at the Faculties of Engineering of Ancona and Trento, and is a researcher at the Department of Architecture at the University of Florence. He has written extensively on contemporary architects and new trends in architecture, design methods and has translated and edited four books by Juhani Pallasmaa from English into Italian.