The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses [Juhani Pallasmaa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. First published in , The Eyes. The Eyes of the Skin has ratings and 62 reviews. Clif said: Please don’t lick the art. Sign at the Minneapolis Institute of the is. Juhani Pallasmaa quotes Showing of “The door handle is the handshake of the building.” ― Juhani Pallasmaa, The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and.

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This book explores a lot of stuff we take for granted.

Pallasmaa, The Eyes of the Skin

The use of electronic documents is regulated in license terms. To continue reading this story, click here. The new edition also provides a foreword by theinternationally renowned architect Steven Holl and a revisedintroduction by Pallasmaa himself.

To learn more about our cookies policy and change your preferences at any time, please visit our terms and conditions. Apart from his tue marble-licking action to make a case for architecture and oral sensations, I think it is rather insensitive of him praising Villa Savoye – good in the eyes but bad for inhabitants’ lung.

Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses – Kinfolk

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The Eyes Since the book’s first publication, interest in the role of the body and the senses has been emerging in both architectural philosophy and teaching. More than anything though, it would seek to address the needs of people with a belief in the integrity of the human spirit, rather than cynically attempting to control people or try to prevent societal variables.


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Two, available here. The book is nevertheless well written and clear.

Structures, though built, seem to tear at their surroundings, destroying context, insisting on shallow recognition of presence above all else. Ironically, a book which addresses the crisis in architecture that I could recommend would be Reinhold Martin’s, ‘The Organizational Complex’—a book very poorly written, but insightful.

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When the clutter of construction work ceases, and the shouting of workers dies away, a building becomes a museum of a waiting, patient silence. Architecture and the Senses by Juhani Pallasmaa. Oct 25, Nana rated it sskin liked it. The Eyes of the Skin: Pallasmaa writes so articulately, the expression ‘masterpiece’ is, for once, entirely deserved.

Books by Juhani Pallasmaa. So one should inject integrity to the building, and the building, being the powerful medium it is, will provide integrity to society? Dec 20, Brian Sullivan rated it it was amazing. Cities are designed as a two-dimensional grid, with efficiency of transport, not pleasure in being transported, as the goal. May 28, Sara rated it liked it. We are eye and outside of the conceived object at the same time. Want to Read saving….


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. However, I should add that his insights regarding bodily memory and the significance of peripheral sight are very interesting, and his bibliographical references have definitely been useful in taking me to the library.

The significance of architecture is found in the distance between it and function” I think Ando will be a better author to this book.

Mar 17, Hind rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Eyes of the Skin: Also highly recommended for optometrists. Pallasmaa seems to find exactly the right balan One of the most startlingly perceptive books I’ve ever read.

Pallasmaa, The Eyes of the Skin – Xenotheka

The book is very short and most of it are expert pallasmqa, that ends up outshine him. Sep 10, Kio Stark rated it really liked it. With it’s repeated condemnation of so-called “Western” sensibilities, this book is sure to tickle the fancy of many yees today’s readers—add a dash of Goldsmithian “Deserted Village” lamentations, and you’ve got yourself a hit!

In a society of mass produced space the entire cocktail of senses are reinforced and predictable.