Constructing Place: Mind and Matter

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Sarah Menin
Psychology Press, 2003 - Architecture - 330 pages
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This study explores the field of the conception and the tectonic making of place as it impinges in, and thus changes, the site in which it is set. It examines the attitudes to both nature and the built environment of the designer, the client and the society in which an intervention (be it architecture, landscape design or a piece of art) is made. The legacy of the Modernist view of nature and the environment is also addressed, and the degree to which such ideas continue to impinge on contemporary interventions is assessed. These topics are addressed through the methodologies of history, theory, philosophy and psychology. The book forges collaborative ideas in an interdisciplinary way, including essays on architecture, planning, landscape and philosophy (particularly applied aesthetics). Written for and by both those in practice and academia across this range of fields, it is also useful for those interested in psychology and creativity, and those who are keen on issues about the value of engagement with the environment.
 

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Contents

lntroduction
1
PART 1i MlND
12
Steph Lane C 1
13
Digne Meller Marcovicz c 9 4 9
14
Lindsey Black 1 9 Plate 3
22
Considerate intervention
30
The aesthetic in place
41
The sacred environmenti an investigation of the sacred and
55
Diagonal transversality and worldmaking 185
166
Modemity and the thiesholdi psychologizing the places
177
Transparency and catatonia
189
PART 2i MATTER
205
Retreating to dwelli playing and reality at Muuratsalo
228
From place to planeti J0m Utzons earthbound platforms
241
The landscape of worki a place for the car
253
Rooted modemity reconstructing memory in architecture
254

Constructing place on the beach
77
Constructing informal places
87
Migrant homesi ethnicity identity and domestic space culture
99
Communities of dread
111
Philosophy of place
129
Placemakingi the notion of centre
143
Hybnd identitiesi public and pnvate life in the courtyard
154
Making our place The Museum of New Zealand
277
Architectural spoilsi Francesco Venezia and Sicilys
293
Suzanne Ewing 23 2 234
297
Bibliography
311
1 233
322
lndex
325
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Author of Nature and Space: Aalto and Le Corbusier, Dr. Sarah Menin is a specialist in the work of architectural history and theory.

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