The Poetics of Space

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Beacon Press, 1994 - Philosophy - 241 pages
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The classic book on how we experience intimate spaces.

"A magical book. . . . A prism through which all worlds from literary creation to housework to aesthetics to carpentry take on enhanced—and enchanted-significances. Every reader of it will never see ordinary spaces in ordinary ways. Instead the reader will see with the soul of the eye, the glint of Gaston Bachelard." —from the foreword by John R. Stilgoe

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User Review  - DeFor - LibraryThing

This is supposed to be a book about perceptions, so I guess I can’t fault him on factual flippancy. He seems to be saying, though, that these perceptions are at least somewhat universal. Which is ... Read full review

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I love this book! It would have to be way at the top of my list of books that changed my life and how I look at things around me! Does include a very large number of difficult philosophical and psychological terms, but if you read through, you can get most of them in context. Read full review

Contents

The House From Cellar to Garret The Significance of the Hut
3
House and Universe
38
Drawers Chests and Wardrobes
74
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Gaston Bachelard (1884-1963) is the author of The Poetics of SpaceThe Psychoanalysis of Fire, and The New Scientific Spirit

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