The embodied image imagination and imagery in architecture pdf
The Embodied Image: Imagination and Imagery in Architecture by Juhani PallasmaaSkip to search Skip to main content. Reporting from:. Your name. Your email. Send Cancel. Check system status.
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The Embodied Image: Imagination and Imagery in Architecture
You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. Would you like to change to the site? Juhani Pallasmaa. All artistic and architectural effects are evoked, mediated and experienced through poeticised images. Artistic images have a life and reality of their own and they develop through unexpected associations rather than rational and causal logic. Images are usually thought of as retinal pictures but profound poetic images are multi-sensory and they address us in an embodied and emotive manner. Architecture is usually analysed and taught as a discipline that articulates space and geometry, but the mental impact of architecture arises significantly from its image quality that integrates the various aspects and dimensions of experience into a singular, internalised and remembered entity.
This interest emerged 15 years ago in my critique of the hegemony of vision and the neglected architectural potential of the other senses, entitled The Eyes of the Skin. This investigation was expanded in The Thinking Hand to a study on the significance of the eye-hand-mind connection, regrettably undervalued in the pedagogical and professional practices of the computer age. This past week an event occurred which hardly caused most to raise an eyebrow, but in the literary world resounded like a sonic boom— the announcement that Encyclopedia Britannica would no longer be running their print edition for the first time in their year history. I make this observation ironically while writing a book review to be published online, but for me—in particular—hearing about the closing of the printing presses of the Mother Ship of Encyclopedias appears as nothing short of the start of a new Dark Age. As Juhani sees it, this remains as it always has been, the task of architecture:. Much in the tradition of Gaston Bachelard and his Poetics of Space , Pallasmaa is here concerned with the loss of our capacity as a civilization to use our imaginations as we are inundated on a daily basis by the unreal imagery of a capitalist consumerism.