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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A bestowed mind, when undertaking the poetic journey of imagination, is elated at discovering sudden corners, pathways and bridges which lead to those places where the being surges to acquire intimacy ... Read full review

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The book is a collection of lyrical odes to homes & habitation. Framed as a meditation on the "poetic image," with the house serving as a fertile exemplar, it exudes romantic sentiment through the ... Read full review


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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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