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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amazing—inspiration for half of my artwork - Goodreads
Interesting and eloquent in his writing. - Goodreads
A great introduction I think to phenomenology too. - Goodreads

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Called "poetic", though "dreamy" (or "oneiric", as the author would put it) would be more fitting. Psychological-philosophical insights into the nature of the house, or home, as a space that nurtures ... Read full review

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[W]e are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost. This is not what I expected. The Poetics of Space is not some ... 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
Copyright

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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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