The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses [Juhani Pallasmaa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Since the book’s first publication. Juhani Pallasmaa’s The Eyes if the S!.1n, which grew out of OJtestions if . senses are specialisations of skin tissue, and all sensory experiences are modes of. 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.

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How is the visual significantly different? However, I should add that his insights regarding bodily memory and the significance of peripheral sight are very interesting, and his bibliographical references have definitely been useful in taking me to the library. Todos los sentidos, incluido la vista, pueden considerarse como extensiones del sentido del tacto, como especializaciones de la piel. This assertion makes claims to a top-down modernity, an is less believable than explanations which provide more agency to society -such as The Soundscape of Pallssmaa or Railway Journey.

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Television has displaced print as our primary information and entertainment media. Transitions from some ocular centric critiques to discussing space and feeling. 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!

His previous positions sikn Again and again Pallasmaa returns to the form and function of space as assisting in providing meta In this rather slim, easy-to-read volume, Pallasmaa makes a convincing case for architecture and space as more than just visual treat, but as something that is inevitably, inherently lived in, experienced with the whole body of the person inhabiting such spaces.


Architecture, more than anything, is these days either an exercise in paranoia or the self gratification of the designer. Architecture of the Senses Juhani Pallasmaa No preview available – The city and my body supplement and define each other.

I experience myself in the city, and the city exists through my embodied experience. Refresh and try again. The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory and consists of two extended essays. But, as if I actually need to convince you to read this, it’s like saying ‘No don’t bother with Ulysses, it’s pretty dismissible compared to, I don’t know, every single work of literature out there or something.

The search for instantaneity and immediate impact has withered all of our senses—but more importantly, it has reified categories of thinking which serve to quell the furnaces of imagination. To continue reading this story, click here.

The Eyes of the Skin: The significance of architecture is found in the distance between it and function” I think Eyfs will be a better author to this book. The Eyes Since the book’s first publication, interest in the role of the body and the senses has been emerging in both architectural philosophy and teaching.

This text combines both a biographical portrait of Pallasmaa and an outline of his architectural thinking. Apart from his bizarre marble-licking action to make a case for architecture and oral sensations, I think it is rather insensitive of him praising Villa Savoye – good in the eyes but bad for inhabitants’ lung.

The Eyes of the Skin : Architecture and the Senses

To ask other readers questions about The Eyes of the Skinplease sign up. 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. In such a small amount of pages there’s so much from ocularcentrism and the loss of senses to Pallaasma’s take on arquitecture.


Ha escrito textos como Questions of perception: Pallasmaa writes so articulately, the expression ‘masterpiece’ is, for once, entirely deserved. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Feb 06, Andrew added it Shelves: In just very few pages Pallasmaa elaborates on issues of phenomenology difficult to be expressed. It asks the far-reaching questionwhy, when there are five senses, has one single sense — sight— become so predominant in architectural culture and design?

I found the book pretty disjointed.

The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses

This is not a straightforward relationship, mind you, but one of back-and-forth understanding, in which life influences space and space influences life.

The second examines the role of the other senses in authentic architectural experiences, and points the way towards a multi-sensory architecture which facilitates a sense of belonging and integration. Una arquitectura que responda a los sentidos. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.