The Poetics of Space

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Beacon Press, 1994 - Philosophy - 241 pages
34 Reviews
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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Bachelard was something of a polymath who began his career as a postman, taught himself physics and chemistry, and then became a philosophy professor at the Sorbonne. His thinking is suitably eclectic ... Read full review

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“It is on the plane of the daydream and not on that of facts that childhood remains alive and poetically useful within us. Throughout this permanent childhood, we maintain the poetry of the past. To ... Read full review

Contents

I
xv
II
3
III
38
IV
74
V
90
VI
105
VII
136
VIII
148
IX
183
X
211
XI
232
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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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