Constructing Place: Mind and Matter

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Sarah Menin
Psychology Press, 2003 - Architecture - 330 pages
This book is a cutting edge study examining 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.
 

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Contents

Sarah Manm
18
Considerate intervention
30
The aesthetic in place
41
The sacred environmenti an investigation of the sacred and
55
Constructing place on the beach
77
Constructing informal places
87
Migrant homesi ethnicity identity and domestic space culture
99
Communities of dread
111
Transparency and catatonia
191
Katt Blom
198
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
Making our place The Museum of New Zealand
277

Philosophy of place
129
Placemakingi the notion of centre
143
Hybnd identitiesi public and pnvate life in the courtyard
154
Diagonal transversality and worldmaking 185
166
Modemity and the thiesholdi psychologizing the places
177
Architectural spoilsi Francesco Venezia and Sicilys
293
Bibliography
311
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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